Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Introductory Guide for Merit Badge Counselors

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program

Webelos Transition

Successful Webelos transition is a team effort. Here are some guidelines to improve Webelos transition.

Activities and Events

Scouting offers numerous age-appropriate activities and events for members of your troop.

Awards & Advancement

Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.

Opportunities

A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Scouts in your troop.

Publications and Resources

These helpful resources and reference materials are available to help you support your troop or team.

Support

A number of informational resources are available to support the volunteer leaders who deliver the Scouting program.

Training

Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for crews. When leaders understand Boy Scouting, they are more effective in their roles.

Resources

Boy Scout Outdoor Program
Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. In...

Centennial Recruiter Patch

Climb On Safely

Conservation Good Turn
Since 1910, conservation has been an integral part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA has been a positive force in conservation and...

Keep America Beautiful
The Hometown U.S.A. Award is a joint program between Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB) and the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities in regard to citizenship and environmental improvement.

NAYLE - National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
Click here to download a brochure with details about the NAYLE program offered at Philmont Scout Ranch. N.A.Y.L.E. The new National Advanced...

New Troop Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and...

Scouting's Adventures for Older Boy Scouts

Patrol Plus
Patrols are the building blocks to a strong, well-run troop. To build up your troop, add a patrol or two, and...

Scoutmaster Award of Merit
Shortly after the National Eagle Scout Association was established in 1972, it began to make available a NESA Scoutmaster Award. The award was...

Adult Training Awards

Varsity Team Program

 

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