Honor and Adventure Await You in the Scouts BSA
Boys and Girls between the ages of 11 and 17 can participate in the incredible program, Scouts BSA. Camping, hiking, wilderness survival, fishing, and many other outdoor activities are part of the amazing program.
In Scouts, BSA youth members are the leaders and they plan and carry out a program about which they are excited. This allows them to customize the program to their likes and interests. All the while, they are learning leadership skills and how to work with others.
Perks of Participating in the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America offers youth various opportunities to develop new skills and expertise in a wide array of activities, including archery, camping, hiking, wilderness survival, and fishing. They also get to volunteer and contribute to their communities and nature while enjoying camaraderie with their fellow scouts. All this hard work and learning pays off in multiple ways as they continue in the scouting program.
Advancement and Awards
The advancement program of Scouts BSA helps them learn skills that will serve them for a lifetime. With 135 Merit Badges, there are many they can earn, which are hobbies they already have. As they earn the required Merit Badges for Eagle Scout, they will learn, First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Personal Fitness, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving, Environmental Science or Sustainability, Personal Management, Swimming or Hiking or Cycling, Camping and Family Life.
Scouting is “hands-on” so members learn by doing. They gain knowledge from fellow Scouts and as they become experienced they will teach younger Scouts. As with all Scouting programs, they have fun while they are learning and growing.
There are 135 merit badges for BSA Scouts to earn, covering a wide array of skills and personal growth. You can earn any of these badges at any time. Talk to your unit leader about your interests and work with a Merit Badge counselor to earn badges in subjects you like. Subjects include lifesaving, first aid, swimming, photography, theater, motorboating, rowing, and an extensive collection of other activities.
Earning the Eagle Scout Rank
Now that Scouts BSA is for Boys and Girls, everyone has the opportunity to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. This rank is the highest rank a youth scout can earn and is recognized across the World as a milestone of accomplishment. Those who achieve the Eagle Scout rank know it’s more than just an award. You earn it every day of your adult life.
Troops in Your Area Await You!
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