This is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Scouts BSA has a lot to offer, but don’t let the number of merit badges scare you away. With exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to earn merit badges reflecting each Scout’s interests, youth unlock a world of discovery around them and forge a path for the future.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character.

What is Scouts BSA?

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women.

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

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The Scouts BSA Uniform

The basic Scouts BSA uniform has the following parts;

1. Shirt—The official uniform shirt is available with long or short sleeves and has button-flap pockets.

2. Pants— Shorts and long pants all are in official green.

3. Belt—Official green web belt with metal buckle.

4. Socks—Official socks are available in three lengths: ankle, crew, and knee.

5. Hat—Official hat.

6. Neckerchief—Triangular neckerchief.  Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs that boys should wear.

7. Neckerchief slide—Official silver-tone metal slide. Boys may wear handmade neckerchief slides.

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ADVENTURE

Scouts BSA is an introduction to the great outdoors for boys and girls ages 11 through 17 and, most important, a lesson about their place in it.

LEADERSHIP

Scouting builds leaders. Former Scouts serve on the boards of global corporations, walk the halls of the White House, and have been known to go hiking on the moon occasionally. Life lessons learned in Scouting will help all of its members make good decisions throughout life.

SERVICE

The Scout slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily. That means doing something to help others each day without expecting anything in return. It implies that Scouts do their part in caring for the community and the environment.

PERSONAL GROWTH

As Scouts plan activities and progress toward goals, they experience personal growth. Young men and women grow by participating in community service projects and by doing a Good Turn daily.
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