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Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA. Lead The Way.

For youth ages 11-17

In Feb. 2019, the Boy Scout program changed its name to Scouts BSA. Also at this time, girls ages 11-17 are able to join Scouts BSA.

The Scouts BSA 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. 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 youth, who are also charged with planning activities and other events throughout the year, lead the program. By taking on these responsibilities, Scouts develop and promote teamwork while learning to lead as well as follow.


Scouts BSA advance from rank to rank based on achievements they earn. Each rank has a unique set of requirements. The Scouts BSA ranks include:

Read our Frequently Asked Questions page about the Scouting program or request more information.

You can also call us at 314-361-0600, or visit, for a listing of Scout groups in your area.