The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. Our programs instill Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and leadership. These programs traditionally utilize a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking... although STEM Scouts and Exploring respectively use classroom-based STEM learning and career discovery activities or competitions. BSA serves youth through the following programs: Cub Scouting for boys and girls in grades K-5 STEM Scouts for boys and girls in grades 3-8 Scouts BSA for boys and girls ages 11 to 18 (though in separate troops) Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Exploring for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and having completed the 8th grade) to 20
One of the most amazing results of the Scouting program is how its values lead to greater volunteerism, civic participation and community service among its participants later in life. If you want to make a difference for future generations, you can't do better than helping us run our program and support activities that encourage kids to do their best, respect our natural resources and serve other people.
Scouting needs all kinds of volunteer help to support the program, working directly with our youth members but also in ways that don't involve actively leading a group of Scouts. It doesn't matter if you were a Scout growing up, either.
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