Scouts BSA (11-17 years old)
Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they've been give the proper guidance from those with experiences and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they've never gone, seeing things they've never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character accomplishment when everyone else thinks it is impossible.
If you're age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, or have earned Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, to 17 years old, the time for real adventure is now.
Eagle Scouts In The Making
Scouts BSA provides youth with real-world leadership experiences, camping, outdoor adventures, service projects, and individual recognition.
What Will I Do In Scouts BSA?
Scouting is designed to take place in the outdoors. It's outside that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. It's outside that skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Outside is the laboratory in which Scouts gain self-esteem, leadership skills, and an appreciation for the world around them.
Scouts plan their own advancement and progress at their own pace. Choose from 120 interests ranging from game development to wilderness survival. Experts in these fields are ready to provide fun, real-world experiences. A Scout is rewarded for each achievement which helps them gain self-confidence. Setting their own goals helps Scouts grow in self-reliance.
How Often Do We Meet?
Scout troops meet weekly. They'll also participate in a monthly troop activity like camping, bouldering, canoeing, STEM activities, and more.
Who Can Join?
Youth ages 11-18, can join Scouts BSA after completing the fifth grade or after earning their Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts.
What's The Cost?
The membership fee to join Scouts is $60 per year and is pro-rated. Other costs for uniforms, activities, and camping trips are not included in the membership fee. Fundraising programs are available to help keep costs low.
How Does Scouts BSA Include Parents And Guardians?
Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Scout troop is sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved as a troop leader or volunteer. Parents and the community organization select troop leaders. Scout leaders have the opportunity to work with young men and their families, improving the community through fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults Scouts grow into.
Many tools, resources, and trainings are available to assist volunteers in becoming effective leaders and enjoy their experience.
How Do We Get Started?
Join Scouts BSA any time! Click here to find a Scout troop in your area. To contact someone directly, please call (208) 376-4411.