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.
Motto: Do Your Best
For boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grade (or seven through 10 years of age)
Motto: Be Prepared
Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily
For boys and girls 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
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.
For young men and women who have completed fifth grade and are at least 10 years old through age 21. Exploring is a based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer post or club by matching their people and program resources to the interests of the young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.