Since 1910, Scouting has led the way as the premier youth-serving organization in the United States. Scouts have changed the world for one hundred years and we will continue to do so for the next hundred.

Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

What We Achieve

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, founded in 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an outdoor-based leadership and educational program for youth ages 6-21 years to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participation citizenship and to develop personal fitness. Elements of the Scouting program include camping and adventure, youth leadership training, caring and nurturing relationships with adults and peers, and positive, educational and creative uses of time in a fun-filled and adventurous setting.  Boy Scouts of America is the only youth organization chartered by Congress as an educational program.

All programs contain leadership, character development and community service elements. They include:

  • Cub Scouts serving youth ages 5-10 years old both girls and boys (8,460 members).

  • Learning for Life is an in-school curriculum enhancement program based on values education and personal development for K-8th grades (1,069 participants).

  • Scouts BSA serving youth between the ages of 11-17 years old girls and boys (3,879 members).

  • Exploring, Venturing, and Sea Scouts programs serve young people 14-20 years old. Exploring is a career based program (628 members). Venturing is a high adventure program (234 members). Sea Scouts is our premiere on the water high adventure and personal development program (41 members).

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,

Friendly, Courteous, Kind,

Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,

Brave, Clean and Reverent.