Boy Scouts. Lead The Way.
For boys ages 11-17
Beginning Feb. 2019, the Boy Scout program will change its name to Scouts BSA. Also at this time, girls ages 11-17 can join Scouts BSA.
The Boy Scout program is designed to promote character, leadership, citizenship and personal fitness in boys while instilling the fundamental values of Scouting.
Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Youth lead their own activities and participate in service, outdoor adventures, and leadership development programs. Scouts are introduced to countless hobbies, interests, sciences, and even future career choices. They can work on advancement and earning specific merit badges while also working their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle.
The boys, who are also charged with planning activities and other events throughout the year, lead the program. By taking on these responsibilities, Boy Scouts develop and promote teamwork while learning to lead as well as follow.
Boy Scouts advance from rank to rank based on achievements they earn. Each rank has a unique set of requirements. The Boy Scout ranks include:
- Second Class
- First Class
- Eagle Scout