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Scouts BSA

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offer effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.

Specifically, the Boy Scouts of America endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

Scouts BSA Program Membership

Scouts BSA, one of the membership divisions of the Boy Scouts of America,  is available to boys and girls who have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade, or who are ages 11 through 17 years old. The program achieves the Boy Scouts of America objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness qualities among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of outdoor activities.

Ideals of Scouts BSA

Scout Oath
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.

Scout Motto
Be Prepared.

Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily.

Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation-minded.


The Boy Scouts of America publishes the Scouts BSA Handbook; the Junior Leader Handbook; the Scoutmaster Handbook; more than 100 merit badge pamphlets dealing with hobbies, vocations, and advanced Scoutcraft.  Training, administrative, and organizational manuals are also available for adult volunteer leaders and Boy Scouts. In addition, the BSA publishes Boys' Life magazine and Scouting magazine.


Scout BSA Leader Training Guide Click Here

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Merit Badges



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