Boy Scouting is learning by discovery and discovery by doing.

Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

The Early Rank Advancement Videos demonstrate how to meet each requirement for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Scout ranks.

Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.

Awards & Advancement
Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.

A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Boy Scouts.

Program Literature
These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Scout Stuff