Youth

Youth

Begin the Adventure


Scouting promises you the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You’ll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned.  To find a Scouting Unit near you visit BeAScout.org

Continue the Adventure

Being A Cub Scout

Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It’s all about the boy you are and the person you will become.

Resources

Find things that will help you as a Cub Scout.

Uniforms, Advancement, Awards, and Recognitions

Did you know that you can earn more than 65 awards as a Cub Scout? Whether it’s a rank advancement, Sports or Academics belt loop and pin, or one of the many other individual awards, there is plenty for you to set your sights on.

Being a Boy Scout

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.

Scout Oath (or Promise)

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.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

BSA Welding Project, a STEM Initiative. 

Unit Program Planning Tools

Uniform Update

Being a Venturer in Venturing BSA

Advancement, Awards, Recognitions

In addition to rank advancement, there are a variety of individual awards are available to Venturers.

Resources

Looking for more information to help you navigate your way through Venturing?

Uniforms

The BSA offers the traditional spruce-green uniform shirt for Venturers. It is recommended that crews adopt a charcoal-gray casual pants and/or backpacking-style shorts for their uniform. However, each crew may determine what, if any, specific uniform pants or shorts they will wear based on crew activities.Check out where to put all of your patches on your uniform.

Opportunities

Did you know there are college scholarships available to Venturers? Would you be interested in working on a camp staff in Europe? Find out more here.

Sea Scouting 

Sea Scouting is adventure on sea and land — for you. Sea Scouting is a co-educational program offered to young adults (male and female) between the ages of 14 and 21. It’s a chance to learn and have fun at the same time.

Note:

Effective May 1, 2010, the minimum age requirement to join and participate in Venturing/Sea Scouting has changed to 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and completion of the eighth grade. The maximum age for participation remains under 21 years of age.

 

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