Boy Scouts Emblem

Be Prepared

  Click here to find a troop and join today


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. 

Scouts are introduced to countless hobbies, interests, sciences and even future career choices while working toward advancement and earning specific merit badges. The boys, who are also charged with planning activities and other events throughout the year, lead the program. By taking on these responsibilities, Boy Scouts develop and promote teamwork while learning to lead as well as follow.

If you would like to learn more about this program or perhaps get more resources you may visit the National Boy Scouting webpage