The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the U.S. with nearly 3 million youth members and 1.1 million registered adult leaders. These members make up the 122,582 local Scout units that in 2005 logged more than 34 million hours of community service, also known as Good Turns.
Scouting is Popular!
Since our founding in the U.S. in 1910, over 110 million Americans have been members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Everybody knows a Scout!
Scouting provides a path that grows with your child, beginning with Cub Scouts (ages 7-10), advancing to Boy Scouts (ages 11-17) and finally to Venturing/Varsity Scouting (ages 14-20). Cub Scouts advance through their ranks by age; Boy Scouts and Venturers/Varsity Scouts advance by achievement in meeting specific requirements.
The safety of your child while involved in any Scouting activity is the unit leader’s number one priority. For this reason, the BSA has created safety policies and procedures published in the Guide to Safe Scouting , and established age-appropriate guidelines for all Scouting activities.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent
As an american, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors,
Be conservation- minded.