The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

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.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.


Cub Scout

Cub Scouts

Motto: Do Your Best
For boys in first grade through fifth grade (or seven through 10 years of age)

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts

Motto: Be Prepared
Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily
For boys who are 11 through 17 years of age, or 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 years old

Venturing

Venturing

For young men and women 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade through 20 years of age.  Programs focus on High Adventure activities and leadership development.

Sea Scouts

Sea scouts

For young men and women 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade through 20 years of age.  Programs focus on nautical traditions and leadership development.

Order of the Arrow - Scouting’s National Honor Society

The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is to recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily lives and promote camping and responsible outdoor adventure, leadership development, and cheerful service to others.

Order of the Arrow includes more than 170,000 youth and adult members in nearly 300 local councils through the United States and its territories.