Youth

Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who 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, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

The Early Rank Advancement Videos demonstrate how to meet each requirement for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Scout ranks.

The Scout Zone

This great tool can be used to help introduce your friends to Scouting. It includes an interactive postcard generator, a troop locator, online games, and even information for parents.

Activities

Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.

Events

Information about special events in Scouting, including the national Scout jamboree, JOTA, conferences, and troop open houses.

Awards & Advancement

Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.

Opportunities

A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Boy Scouts.

Publications

These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Scout Stuff

The Supply Division Web site offers information about camping equipment, uniforms, handbooks, and other essential Scouting merchandise.