Scouting’s Membership Standards
The following national membership standard for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America is hereby adopted and approved, effective Jan. 1, 2014:
“Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
Please click here for our Scout Executive’s Response.
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns, we probably will not be able to respond to e-mails; thanks for your understanding.
As national Board members work through this issue, our top priority continues to be delivering to our youth quality programs full of fun and adventure, while being mentored by leaders of great character and strong moral values.
Rob Green, Palmetto Council Scout Executive ______________________________________________________________
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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
The Palmetto Council is chartered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to provide support to local Scouting programs in 6 counties in South Carolina. The counties we serve are Spartanburg, Chester, Cherokee, Lancaster, Union and York.We provide support for over 200 Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring, and Learning for Life programs at local community organizations throughout all 6 counties. More than 5,500 youth are members of these programs.