The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develop personal fitness. We believe that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society. Through our four primary programs we strive to develop and train future leaders of all ages.
Cub Scouts is a year-round family- and home-centered program for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade (or who are 5-10 years old). Cub Scouts learn by doing. Camp under the stars. Tie knots. Play sports. Shoot a bow and arrow. Build a race car. Earn a patch. There is no limit to the fun things your Scout will do!
Scouts BSA is a year-round leadership development and outdoor education program for youth in the sixth through twelfth grade (or who are 11-17 years old). Scouts learn by planning activities and leading their peers. Pitch a tent. Climb a rock wall. Ride mountain bikes. Hike through the back country. Scouts develop their own exciting outdoor program, and are responsible for achieving their own goals.
Venturing is a year-round outdoor education program for young men and women who are 14-21 years old to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities. Zip-line through a forest. Rappel off of a rock face. Practice your marksmanship. Venturing helps youth pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills.
Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are 14-21 years old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make more informed decisions about future careers and determining if a particular career is right for them. Ride along on a firetruck. Learn CPR. Shadow a engineer. Through Exploring, youth take part in hands-on career experiences in law enforcement, engineering, healthcare and other fields they may find interesting.