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Organizational data
Country United States of America
Founded February 8, 1910
Founder William D. Boyce (see also Ernest Thompson Seton and Daniel Carter Beard
Membership 2,938,698 youth
1,146,130 adults (2005)
Scouting Scouting portal

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the United States. It was founded in 1910 as part of the Scout Movement. It is believed that over one hundred million Americans have been members. As of December 2005 it had a registered membership of 2,938,698 youths with 1,146,130 adult leaders organized into 122,582 units.[1] Individual units of the BSA rely largely on volunteers although at higher commercial levels of administration professionals are employed. Boy Scouting is a part of the program that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) offers for boys and young men. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to some boys from first through fifth-grade, or 7–10 years of age and their families. ... Boy Scouting is a part of the program that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) offers for boys and young men. ... Varsity Scouting is part of the Boy Scouting program of the BSA. It is an alternative available to boys ages fourteen through seventeen that takes the basic Boy Scouting program and adds high adventure, sporting, and other elements that are more appealing to older youth to accomplish the aims of... Venturing is part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America for young adults, men and women, generally between the ages of 14 and 20. ... Sea Scouts is part of the Boy Scouts of Americas program for young adults, men and women, who are generally between the ages of 14 and 20. ... The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has had a tradition of advancement, honors and recognition. ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... This list of notable Eagle Scouts includes men who have earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... For history regarding merit badge types, see History of merit badges (Boy Scouts of America). ... The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association, established by Robert Baden-Powell in Britain in 1907. ... William D. Boyce William Dickson Boyce (June 16, 1858- June 11, 1929), was an American entrepreneur, best known today for founding the Boy Scouts of America. ... Dr. James E. West (May 16, 1876 – May 15, 1948) was a lawyer and an advocate of childrens rights, who become the first professional Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), serving from 1911-1943. ... Ernest Thompson Seton (August 14, 1860 - October 23, 1946) was a noted author and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America. ... Daniel Carter (Uncle Dan) Beard (June 21, 1850– June 11, 1941) was an American illustrator, author, and social reformer from Covington, Kentucky. ... BSA Merit Badge Samples: Gardening, Type A (center); Fish & Wildlife Management, Type J (upper right); Citizenship In The Home, Type E (lower right); Collections, Type H (lower left); Camping, Type D (upper left). ... Image File history File links Scout_logo2. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... William D. Boyce William Dickson Boyce (June 16, 1858- June 11, 1929), was an American entrepreneur, best known today for founding the Boy Scouts of America. ... Ernest Thompson Seton (August 14, 1860 - October 23, 1946) was a noted author and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America. ... Daniel Carter (Uncle Dan) Beard (June 21, 1850– June 11, 1941) was an American illustrator, author, and social reformer from Covington, Kentucky. ... Image File history File links Scout_logo2. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ...


The BSA arose amidst concerns of the progressive movement in the United States from people who sought to promote the social welfare of young men. The BSA adheres to the Scout method to teach typical Scouting values such as self-esteem, citizenship and outdoorsmanship through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics and hiking.[2][3] In the United States the term progressivism refers to two political movements: first, the original political progressive movement towards social and economic reform of the late 1800s and early 1900s; and second, the continuation of this movement/ideology in the form of modern progressivism which sees itself as a reform... ... The Scout method is the principal method by which all Scouting organizations operate their units. ... In psychology, self-esteem or self-worth is a persons self-image at an emotional level; circumventing reason and logic. ... “Citizen” redirects here. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ... There are a large number of sports that involve water. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ...


The BSA recognizes the achievements of Scouts through advancements in rank and special awards. It includes several program divisions, targeted at boys ages seven through seventeen and young men and women ages fourteen through twenty-one. The BSA operates locally, through volunteer-led units generally known as troops, packs and crews.


The BSA has been both criticized and supported for its membership policies, which prohibit participation by atheists, agnostics, and "known or avowed" homosexuals; and limit participation by girls.

Contents

Origins

The progressive movement in the United States was at its height during the early twentieth century. With the migration of families from rural to urban centers, there were concerns among some people that young men were no longer learning patriotism and individualism. The YMCA was an early promoter of social welfare and other reforms involving young men. Robert Baden-Powell started Scouting in 1907 in Great Britain and the movement began to grow overseas.[4] The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association, established by Robert Baden-Powell in Britain in 1907. ... In the United States the term progressivism refers to two political movements: first, the original political progressive movement towards social and economic reform of the late 1800s and early 1900s; and second, the continuation of this movement/ideology in the form of modern progressivism which sees itself as a reform... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... ... Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ... American Civil Rights Movement is one of the most famous social movements of the 20th century. ...


In 1909, Chicago publisher W. D. Boyce was visiting London, England where he learned of the Scouting movement.[5] Soon after his return to the US, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910.[6] The YMCA became interested in the nascent BSA program and provided support. The first managing secretary was John M. Alexander, succeeded by Edgar M. Robinson, both from the YMCA. James E. West took over as managing secretary and later as Chief Scout Executive, beginning a long relationship with the BSA. William D. Boyce William Dickson Boyce (June 16, 1858- June 11, 1929), was an American entrepreneur, best known today for founding the Boy Scouts of America. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Edgar M. Robinson (1867-1951) was Boys Work Secretary of the International Committee of the YMCA and a long-time director and executive with the YMCA in New York. ... Dr. James E. West (May 16, 1876 – May 15, 1948) was a lawyer and an advocate of childrens rights, who become the first professional Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), serving from 1911-1943. ... The Chief Scout Executive is the top professional of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ...


Ideals

BSA "Strategic Plan Identity" emblem

The stated objectives of the BSA are referred to as "Aims of Scouting": character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Each of the programs of the BSA pursues these aims through methods that are designed to be appropriate for the age and maturity of the participants.[7] One of these methods is the establishment of ideals. These are statements of goals against which each youth can measure and improve himself. For Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts, these ideals are reflected in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan. There are similar sets of ideals for Cub Scouts and Venturers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Since the birth of Scouting in 1907, all Scouts around the world have taken a Scout promise or oath to live up to ideals of the movement, and subscribed to a Scout Law. ... Since the publication of Scouting for Boys in 1908, all Scouts and Guides around the world have taken a Scout Promise or oath to live up to ideals of the movement, and subscribed to a Scout Law. ... Cub Scouts in uniform from Hong Kong The Cub Scouts is the section of the Scout Movement for young persons normally aged 8–10. ...

The Scout Motto[8]
Be Prepared.
The Scout Slogan[8]
Do a Good Turn Daily.
The Scout Oath[8]
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.
The Scout Law[8]
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
The Outdoor Code[8]
As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation-minded.
The Scout Sign[8]
The upper arm is held horizontally out to the right side, and the forearm is held vertically, making a right angle. This is to symbolize the fact that Scouts always do the right thing. The palm of the hand faces forward, with the first three fingers extended and the tips of the little finger and thumb joined. The sign is often used to quiet scouts, when attention is required by a leader.
The Scout Salute[8]
A three-finger salute using the same configuration as the Scout Sign, with the tip of the index finger touching the forehead or hat brim.
The Scout Handshake[8]
This is the traditional handshake done with the left hand, because upon meeting the Zulu king, Dinuzulu, the king removed his shield which was worn on the left arm and extended to Lord Baden-Powell a hand shake with his left hand. The left hand shake was a Zulu sign of vulnerability and respect. In the boy scout handbook (11th edition) it includes that a boy scout handshake is done with the left hand because that is the hand that is closest to your heart.

The BSA Scout Oath and Law have remained unchanged since they were first developed in 1910.[9][8] Scouts use a three-finger salute to salute each other, and their nations flag. ... The Index finger The index finger, pointer finger or forefinger is the second digit of a human hand, located between the thumb and the middle finger. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Photo of Dinuzulu, c. ...


Membership divisions

In the BSA, Scouting is considered to be one program with three main membership divisions:

  • Cub Scouting, the largest of the three divisions, is available to boys from first-grade through fifth-grade, (seven through ten years old) and their families. The Cub Scout program uses a fun and challenging system to pursue the aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.[2] The program is divided into age-based programs of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (acronym for 'We'll be loyal Scouts').
  • Boy Scouting is the flagship program of the BSA for boys ten to eighteen. The program uses a system of outdoor activities to achieve the aims of Scouting. Varsity Scouting is a modified Boy Scout program available to boys from fourteen through seventeen that adds a system of high adventure and sporting activities to appeal to the older boy, with an emphasis on team competition. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the Boy Scout national honor society for experienced campers, based on American Indian traditions, and dedicated to the ideal of cheerful service and brotherhood.
  • Venturing is the program for young men and women ages fourteen through twenty-one.[10] Its purpose is to provide positive experiences to help youth mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults. Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities.[11] Sea Scouting is the nautical oriented part of this division.

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Organization

National Council

The National Council is the corporate membership of the Boy Scouts of America that is chartered by the United States Congress to operate the BSA program. The National Council members include the elected National Executive Board, the regional executive committees, the local council representatives, members at large, and honorary members. The National program is directed by the National Executive Board and administered by the Chief Scout Executive using a staff of professional Scouters. National is registered as a non-profit private corporation and is funded from private donations, membership dues, corporate sponsors, and special events. A congressional charter is a law passed by the United States Congress that states the mission, authority and activities of a group. ... The Chief Scout Executive is the top professional of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ...


The BSA is governed by the National Executive Board and directed by the national president, elected by representatives from the local councils.[12] Board memberships include regular elected members, presidents, the Advisory Council chair and the chairman of the Board of Regents of the National Eagle Scout Association. The board may also include up to five appointed youth members. Professional Scouters of the National staff are nonvoting members. The national president of the Boy Scouts of America is the leading volunteer of the Executive Board of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ...


The National Executive Board has five group standing committees: the Administration Group Committee, Program Group Committee, Human Resources Group Committee, Regional Presidents' Group Committee, and Relationships/Marketing Group Committee. Each of these committees is in turn directly responsible for a corresponding support group that provides administrative functions. Group committees may in turn be responsible for support standing committees and groups divided into divisions.


Regions and areas

Boy Scouts of America Regions since 1992

For administrative purposes, the BSA is divided into four regions–Western, Central, Southern and Northeast.[12] Each region is subdivided into areas, about six per region. These are then divided into local councils, the BSA's main administrative level (as of 2006, a total of 308). Councils are subdivided into districts, which in turn directly interact with BSA's units. Image File history File links BSA_Region_Map. ... Image File history File links BSA_Region_Map. ...


From the early 1920s, the BSA was divided into 12 numbered regions (each designated by a Roman numeral) which consisted of territories of several states. The 12 regions followed the organization of the federal reserve system at that time.


During a major reorganization of the BSA in 1972, the 12 regions were consolidated into a new alignment of six geographic regions (Northeast, East Central, Southeast, North Central, South Central, and Western). In 1992, the six regions were reorganized again into the four regions that exist to this date. According to the BSA division of 1992[1]:

  • The Central Region covers all of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • The Northeast Region[2] covers all of Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Puerto Rico, Transatlantic Council, and the Virgin Islands, and parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • The Southern Region[3] covers all of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • The Western Region[4] covers all of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Far East Council and the Pacific Basin, and parts of Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas.

Note, some states on the borders are split between two regions.


Each region has a volunteer president, assisted by volunteer officers and board members, and the day-to-day work of Scouting is managed by the regional director, assistant and associate regional directors, and area directors. All regions and areas are subdivisions of the National Council and do not have a corporate status separate from the BSA.


Local councils

Main category: Local councils of the Boy Scouts of America

The BSA currently has 308 local councils, which are incorporated organizations that administer BSA programs in defined geographical areas (ranging anywhere from a single city to a wide-ranging area consisting of a whole state or more). Each council is chartered annually by the National Council.[12] The vast bulk of councils of the Boy Scouts of America have gone through thousands of name changes, merges, splits and re-creations since the concept was introduced in the 1910s.


The actual voting members of each council consist of volunteer representatives from each organization (chartered organization) currently having at least one BSA unit, plus annually elected members-at-large. The monthly operations of each council are managed through its volunteer executive board, led by its council president (chairman of the board). Certain other volunteers known as commissioners are appointed by the council to work directly with units, ensure standards are met, and are under the supervision of the council commissioner, also a volunteer.


Day-to-day council operations and directed by its chief executive officer called the Scout executive (sometimes called the council executive), an employed professional Scouter commissioned by the BSA, who hires and supervises other commissioned professionals and other support staff.

Bruce S. Marks Scout Resource Center
Bruce S. Marks Scout Resource Center

The BSA also charters two councils for Scouts who live overseas, largely on military bases in Europe and Asia. The Transatlantic Council, headquartered in Germany, serves US Scouts in much of Europe, and the Far East Council, headquartered in Japan, serves several nations in the western Pacific. The Direct Service branch makes the Scouting program available to US citizens and their dependents living in countries outside these jurisdictions or in isolated areas. The Aloha Council in Hawaii also serves BSA units in the American territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands and in the sovereign countries of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Image File history File links Philly_Scout. ... Image File history File links Philly_Scout. ... There have been American Scouts overseas since almost the inception of the movement, often for similar reasons as the present day. ... There have been American Scouts overseas since almost the inception of the movement, often for similar reasons as the present day. ... There have been American Scouts overseas since almost the inception of the movement, often for similar reasons as the present day. ... Scouting in Hawaii has a long history, from the 1900s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the unique environment in which they live. ...


Boroughs

Because of the high density of units, the Greater New York Councils is divided into five boroughs with each led by a borough Scout executive.[13] Each borough is then divided into districts.


Districts

Commissioner
Commissioner

Councils are divided into districts with leadership provided by the district executive, district chairman, and the district commissioner.[12] Districts are directly responsible for the operation of Scouting units and, except for the district executive, are mostly staffed with volunteers. The actual voting members of each district consist of volunteer representatives from each organization (chartered organization) currently having at least one BSA unit, plus annually elected members-at-large who elect the district chairman. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Commissioner Service is the group within the Boy Scouts of America that provides direct service to each Scouting unit (pack, troop, team, crew or ship). ...


Units and chartered organizations

The unit is the main program group of the BSA.[12] A unit conducts Scouting for a chartered organization; it consists of registered youth members and registered adult volunteer members. Cub Scouts are organized as packs, Boy Scouts as troops, Varsity Scouts as teams, Venturers as crews, and Sea Scouts as ships.


Each unit is operated by a community-based organization such as a business, service organization, school, labor group, or religious institution that has applied for and received a charter from the BSA. The chartered organization is responsible for selecting leadership, providing a meeting place, and promoting a good program. The chartered organization representative is the manager of Scouting in a chartered organization who serves as a liaison between the unit, the chartered organization, and the BSA.


Each unit is intended to be youth led. Boy Scout meetings are run by a Boy Scout chosen by the troop, called the Senior Patrol Leader. Venturing meetings are run by a Venturer chosen from the Crew, called the President. Varsity Scout meetings are run by a Varsity Scout chosen from the Team, called the Captain, etc. Each unit also has leaders chosen by the youths in the unit to lead activities such as campouts, service projects, etc.


The unit is led by a registered and trained leader– a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Coach, Advisor, or Skipper. These leaders, with one or more assistants, are appointed by a unit committee and must be approved by both the chartered organization and the local council.


A unit's affairs is administered by a unit committee, which is appointed by the chartered organization. The unit committee is a group of adults, led by the committee chairman, who oversee the unit program and activities, and manage record keeping, finance, leadership recruitment, and registration.


Federal charter

The BSA lobbied the U.S. Congress for a charter.[14] The Boy Scouts of America was granted a federal charter in 1916, now codified as 36 U.S.C. Chapter 309[15], stating that their purpose is to, The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... A congressional charter is a law passed by the United States Congress that states the mission, authority and activities of a group. ...

"promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods that were in common use by boy scouts on June 15, 1916."

The charter authorized and set standards for the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America. A provision in the federal charter gives the BSA the "exclusive right to use emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases" that they adopt. A federal charter is considered to be a prestigious national recognition of an organization.[16]


Activities

The National Council is divided into several administrative branches, called "groups." Each group is comprised of divisions that support the Scouting program in various ways.


Publications

The National Council Relationships/Publications Group publishes two magazines through the Marketing and Communications Division: Scouting is targeted towards adult leaders while Boys' Life is for the youth. Boys' Life is published in three editions. The low edition is for Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts through age eight; the middle edition is for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts above age nine; the high edition is for Boy Scouts and all other subscribers.[17] If the subscription is obtained through registration in the BSA program, the publisher will select the appropriate edition based on the boy's age. The cover of Scouting from May-June 2004. ... The cover of Boys Life from July 1917. ...


Scoutreach

A play on words combining "scout" and "outreach", the Scoutreach Division emphasizes service to rural and urban areas and to minority populations. The African American Focus works with the African American population in partnerships with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, the NAACP, African-American Baptist Churches, and other groups. The Hispanic/Latino Focus is the Scouting - Vale La Pena program for Hispanic youth.[18][19] This includes Spanish language resources such as handbooks, training material and videos. The Soccer and Scouting program is a partnership with the NSCAA to provide an alternative program for Cub Scout age Hispanic youth.[20] The Asian American Focus reaches out to Indo-Chinese American, Vietnamese American, Chinese American and Korean American communities. The Rural Scouting focus targets small communities and includes the American Indian Scouting Association, a partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the AME Church, is a Christian denomination founded by Bishop Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... NSCAA is the (United States) National Soccer Coaches Association of America. ... The American Indian Scouting Association (AISA) is a joint venture of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), whose goals are to: To help adults who are responsible for administration as well as troop leaders to develop their talents through Scouting to better... The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. ...


Other divisions

Tooth of Time

The High Adventure Division administers Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases and Florida National High Adventure Sea Base. The Jamboree Division provides support for the world and national jamborees. The International Division is responsible for relations with other Scout and Guide organizations; it includes the Interamerican Scout Foundation and Direct Service.[21] The Relationships Division is responsible for relations with supporting organizations outside the BSA, including the AFL-CIO, Elks, VFW and all religious associations and awards.[22] Supply Division is responsible for uniforms and apparel, insignia, literature and equipment. It includes the National Supply Group that sells equipment through Scout Shops, authorized resellers and the online ScoutStuff.org.[23] The Administrative Group comprises several divisions, such as the Finance Support Division, Human Resources Administration Division, Professional Development Division, Compensation and Benefits Division and Information Services Division that provide internal administrative service and support. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 959 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Self-made image of the Tooth of Time at Philmont Scout Ranch in Winter 2006. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 959 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Self-made image of the Tooth of Time at Philmont Scout Ranch in Winter 2006. ... Philmont Scout Ranch is a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. ... The Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases are a collection of National High Adventure Bases run by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of Minnesota, Ontarios Quetico Provincial Park, Manitobas Atikaki Wilderness and points beyond. ... The Florida National National High Adventure Sea Base is a national high adventure program base run by the Boy Scouts of America in the Florida Keys. ... The World Scout Jamboree, also officially denominated with the French title Jamboree Scout Mondial, is a Scouting jamboree, typically attended by several tens of thousands of Scouts, aged 14 to 17, from all over the world. ... The national Scout jamboree is a gathering, or jamboree of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), usually held every four years and organized by the BSA National Council. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a national trade union center, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 54 national and international unions (including Canadian), together representing more than 10 million workers. ... Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Grand Lodge in Chicago, Illinois The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the Jolly Corks) established as a private club to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns. ... The Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, is an American organization whose members are current or former members of the U.S. armed forces. ...


Learning for Life

Learning for Life
Learning for Life

Learning for Life (LFL) is an United States school and work-site based program that is a subsidiary of the BSA. It utilizes programs designed for schools and community-based organizations that are designed to prepare youth for the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.[24] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Learning for Life (LFL) is an United States school and work-site based program that is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. ...


Finance

In 2005, the BSA ranked as the twelfth-largest non-profit organization in the US, with total revenues of $665.9 million. As of January 2007, the American Institute of Philanthropy lists the Chief Scout Executive as having the fifth-highest compensation of any nonprofit chief in the United States, at $916,028.[25] In 2005, the Chief Scout Executive's pay was 0.26% of total expenses, whereas the national average among charities stands at a higher 0.34%.[26] The Chief Scout Executive was honored in August 2005 as one of the top fifty most effective non-profit leaders by the Non-Profit Times. By comparison, the Chief Executive Officer of the similar Girl Scouts of the USA earns 0.39% of total expenses. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. ...


National Scouting Museum

The National Scouting Museum was founded in 1959 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1986, it was moved to Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and moved to its present location in Irving, Texas in 2002.[27] The museum floor is 53,000 ft² (5000 m²) and is a modern facility, featuring several Norman Rockwell paintings, high adventure sections, hands-on learning experiences, interactive exhibits, and a historical collection tracing uniforms, themes, and documents from the beginning of the American Scouting movement.[28] Among the museum's artifacts are the Eagle Scout medal of Arthur Rose Eldred, the first Eagle Scout.[29] Nickname: Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Established December 30, 1730 Incorporated September 1, 1784 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ... Murray State University, located in the town of Murray in Kentuckys far-western Jackson Purchase in the United States, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. ... Murray is a city located in Calloway County, Kentucky. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter. ... Arthur Eldred, 1912, BSAs first Eagle Scout. ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ...


Good Turns

Smokey Bear with members of the Boy Scouts of America and the Camp Fire Girls celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1910.
Smokey Bear with members of the Boy Scouts of America and the Camp Fire Girls celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1910.

In 1913, Scouts began the first of a series of Good Turns that included the promotion of a safe and sane Fourth of July. During the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Scouts provided service to the veterans. Scouts rendered aid during the 1921 floods in Pueblo, Colorado and San Antonio, Texas. President Roosevelt delivered a radio address in 1934 appealing for assistance for the distressed and needy: Scouts responded by collecting almost two million items of clothing, household furnishings, foodstuffs, and supplies. Image File history File links Smokey_with_scouts. ... Image File history File links Smokey_with_scouts. ... Smokey Bear. ... Now known as Camp Fire USA, the nationwide youth organization began on March 17, 1910 as Camp Fire Girls. ... Fourth of July redirects here. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 93,921[1] 71,699[2] Casualties 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured/missing)[1] 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured/missing... The City of Pueblo (IPA: //) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Pueblo County, Colorado, USA. Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


The National Conservation Good Turn in 1954 saw Scouts distribute 3.6 million conservation posters, 6.2 million trees, build and place 55,000 bird-nesting boxes, and arrange 41,000 conservation displays. During the height of the Cold War in 1958, the BSA delivered 40 million Civil Defense emergency handbooks and distributed 50,000 posters. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


1986 saw the Donor Awareness Good Turn: 600,000 youth members distributed 14 million brochures to families, informing them of the needs for organ donations. In 1997, the President of the United States called for an increase in volunteer service in the U.S. The BSA developed the Service to America program with a commitment to provide 200 million hours of service by youth members by the end of the year 2000. As part of Service to America, the BSA provided service projects in conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS). In October 2003, the Department of the Interior expanded the program with the creation of the Take Pride in America program, opening service to all Americans.[30] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally-owned land. ...


The BSA developed Good Turn for America in 2004 as a program to address the problems of hunger, homelessness and inadequate housing and poor health in conjunction with the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.[31] Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organisation. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ...


Advancement and recognition

Merit badge sash
Merit badge sash

Advancement is one of the methods used to achieve the aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has had a tradition of advancement, honors and recognition. ... Download high resolution version (293x900, 51 KB) Picture of Boy Scout Merit Badge Sash, taken 3 July 2004 by Seth Ilys. ... Download high resolution version (293x900, 51 KB) Picture of Boy Scout Merit Badge Sash, taken 3 July 2004 by Seth Ilys. ...


Cub Scouts advance through various ranks beginning with the Bobcat Award. The Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Ranks are related to the four handbooks for each program level. The Arrow of Light award is the highest rank award available to Cub Scouts and prepares Webelos Scouts for the transition to Boy Scouting.


There are optional recognition programs also available in Cub Scouting. The Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program is designed toward the third aim of Scouting:[32] the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness.


The advancement program for Boy Scouts has two phases. The first phase of new Scout to First Class is designed to teach the boy Scoutcraft skills, how to participate in a group and to learn self-reliance. Scout is the joining badge, and is awarded when the Scout demonstrates a rudimentary knowledge of the Scouting ideals.[33] Tenderfoot,[34] Second Class,[35] and First Class[36] have progressively harder requirements in the areas of Scoutcraft, physical fitness, citizenship, personal growth and Scout Spirit. The second half of the advancement program for Star, Life and Eagle Scout are based on career and avocation exploration through Merit Badges, leadership responsibility in the troop, and performing service projects for the public good. After becoming an Eagle Scout, a Scout can be awarded Eagle Palms (first Bronze, then Gold, then Silver). A palm is earned by completing an additional five merit badges and demonstrating that he has upheld the ideals of Eagle Scout. It has been suggested that Firecraft be merged into this article or section. ... The idea of Scout Spirit can be easy to see, but hard to define. ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... The following is a list of modern Boy Scouts of America merit badges. ...


Although Eagle Scout is the highest rank and one all Scouts should strive for, the number of Scouts achieving First Class within one year of joining is still one of the key measures of unit effectiveness.[37][38] Studies have shown that if a Scout achieves First Class within a year of joining, he typically stays in the Scout program for at least three years. Scouts who do so are more likely to retain Scout values as an adult and achieve the BSA primary mission of "producing useful citizens". An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ...


Varsity Scouts can earn any award or recognition that is available to Boy Scouts, including merit badges, rank advancements, and other awards.[39] The Varsity Letter may be earned by participating in or accomplishing at least one high adventure or sports program, according to guidelines determined by the Varsity Coach, meeting attendance requirements and showing Scout Spirit. The Denali Award is the highest award in Varsity Scouting. The idea of Scout Spirit can be easy to see, but hard to define. ...


Venturers may earn a Bronze Award from a category of arts and hobbies, outdoor, religious life, Sea Scouting, or sports.[40] After earning at least one Bronze Award and meeting tenure, leadership, personal growth and other requirements the Venturer may earn the Gold Award. To earn the Silver Award the Venturer must earn the Gold Award, earn first aid and CPR certifications, show leadership and participate in ethics training.[41][42] Venturers may also earn expert awards that build on some areas of the Bronze Awards. These include the Venturing Ranger Award (outdoors),[43] the TRUST Award (religious life) and the Quest Award (sports). The Silver Medal The coresponding knot, which can be worn by all recipients. ...


There are also a number of optional recognitions available to Venturers, including the Venturing World Conservation Award, the Venturing Leadership Award, and the Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award.


Sea Scouting has a rank progression of Apprentice, Ordinary, Able, and Quartermaster.[44] Sea Scouts may also earn any Venturing award. Advanced certifications include Qualified Seaman, Small Boat Handler, the Long Cruise Badge and Sea Scout Advanced Leader (SEAL).

Wood Badge regalis
Wood Badge regalis

Adult leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements are recognized by a system of awards.[45][7] The Cub Scouter Award is available to any Cub Scout leader, while the Tiger Cub Den Leader Award, Cub Scout Den Leader Award, Webelos Den Leader Award and the Cubmaster Award are available to those who have held the respective positions. The Scouters Training Award is available to any Boy Scout leader, while the Scouter's Key and Scoutmaster Award of Merit are only available to the Scoutmaster. Varsity leaders may earn the Varsity Letter and activity pins as well as any Boy Scout leader awards. The Venturing Leader's Training Award and the Venturing Leadership Award are available to any Venturing leader, while the Venturing Advisor's Key and Venturing Advisor Award of Merit are only available to the Advisor. The highest recognition for Scout leader training is Wood Badge for all Scouters and Sea Badge for Sea Scouters. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Wood Badge is a Scouting leadership program and the related award for adult leaders in the programs of Scout associations around the world. ... Sea Badge is the advanced leadership/management course for adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of Americas Sea Scouts program, loosely equivalent to Wood Badge, but not Powder Horn (a Venturing-related course first offered in 2000). ...


A wide variety of religious emblems programs are administered by various religious institutions for their members. These awards are recognized, but not sponsored, by the BSA. A variety of religious emblems programs approved by the Boy Scouts of America are designed to encourage youth to learn about their faith and to recognize adults who provide significant service to youth in a religious environment. ...


Uniform and insignia

Scouts in uniform
Scouts in uniform

The Uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America give a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community. The uniform is used to promote equality while showing individual achievement. While all uniforms are similar in basic design, they do vary in color and detail to identify the different divisions of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) gives a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ...


Scouts and adult leaders wear the Boy Scout field uniform.[46] It generally consists of a khaki button-up shirt, olive green pants or shorts, belt, and neckerchief. The Scouter dress uniform is appropriate for professional Scouters and all Scouting leaders on formal occasions.[47] The Uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) gives a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community. ... The color khaki comes from the Persian word khak meaning dust, and khaki meaning dusty, dust covered or earth colored. ... Business shirt In American English, shirt can refer to almost any upper-body garment other than coats and bras (the term top is sometimes used in ladieswear). ... Olive is a dulled, darker yellowish-green color typically seen on green olives. ... Pants are a type of clothing for the lower body. ... For other uses, see Shorts (disambiguation). ... Belt can refer to the following objects: Look up belt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Some dogs are adorned with neckerchiefs or bandannas, as an extenion of their owners personality. ... The Uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) gives a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community. ...


Impact on American life

Pinewood Derby Car
Pinewood Derby Car

Scouting and Boy Scouts are well known throughout American culture. Eleven of the twelve men to walk on the Moon were Scouts, with the first and last being Eagle Scouts, Neil Armstrong and Harrison Schmitt.[48] The "Pinewood Derby," for half a century "a celebrated rite of spring," has been named part of "America's 100 Best" by Reader's Digest magazine.[49] President Gerald Ford said, "I can say without hesitation, because of Scouting principles, I know I was a better athlete, I was a better naval officer, I was a better Congressman, and I was a better prepared President."[50] For a more exhaustive list, see the List of notable Scouts and the List of notable Eagle Scouts. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Smokey Bear with members of the Boy Scouts of America and the Camp Fire Girls celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1910. ... This article is about Earths moon. ... The pinewood derby is an annual event of the Cub Scouts (the young-age division of the Boy Scouts of America). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... This is a List of famous Scouts and Scouters. ... This list of notable Eagle Scouts includes men who have earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ...


Scouting predominance

Main article: Boy Scouts of America's predominance

The Boy Scouts of America is by far the largest supplier of Scouting to boys in the United States of America. The BSA is the only Scouting association of significance in the United States that boys can join and there are no comparable alternative organizations available to them throughout most of the country. The situation is different in some countries where there are a number of Scouting associations with varying membership criteria. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is by far the largest supplier of Scouting to boys in the United States of America. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ...


After the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 and having received the endorsement of Baden-Powell, the BSA began an active campaign to absorb all other Scout-type youth organizations in the United States.[51] As a result, almost all competitors had ceased to exist within a few years.


The BSA has litigated to protect what it sees as its right to Scouting in the United States. The BSA sued an early competitor in 1917, the United States Boy Scouts, which folded after the court ruled that they could no longer use the terms "Boy Scout", "Scout", "Scouting", or any variation thereof.[52] By 1930, the BSA claimed to have stopped 435 groups from unauthorized use of "Scouting" or similar words as part of an organizational name or for commercial products.[53] Currently, the BSA actively protects its registered trademarks of words like "Scouting" and its claimed right to the word "Scout" (by association) through legal means.[54] The American Boy Scout (ABS) was an early Scouting organization formed by William Randolph Hearst. ... The Bass Red Triangle, was the first trademark registered in Britain in 1876. ...


Membership controversies

For more details on this topic, see Boy Scouts of America membership controversies.

The BSA has been both criticized and supported for its membership policies, which prohibit participation by atheists, agnostics, and "known or avowed" homosexuals; and limit participation by girls.[55][56][57][58] The Boy Scouts of America, the largest youth organization in the United States, has policies which prohibit atheists, agnostics, and known or avowed homosexuals from membership in its Scouting program; both youths and adults have had their memberships revoked as a result. ...


See also

Religious oriented Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 604 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Boy Scouts of America Backpacking (wilderness) Varsity Scouts 50-miler award ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 604 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Boy Scouts of America Backpacking (wilderness) Varsity Scouts 50-miler award ... Varsity Scouting is part of the Boy Scout Division of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... This article is about backpacking in the wilderness. ... The Boy Scouts is the official handbook of the Boy Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America. ... The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, is a special award, awarded only to Eagle Scouts, for distinguished service in his profession or to the community for a period of at least 25 years after earning his Eagle Scout rank. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Powder Horn (Boy Scouts of America). ... // The Ranger Award is given by the Boy Scouts of America. ... Scouting For All is a non-profit organization founded by Eagle Scout Steven Cozza and Dave Rice, which is trying to eliminate the Boy Scouts of Americas policies on not allowing members in their organization who are gay/lesbian, non-theist, and/or girls/women. ... Scouting in the United States can refer to Scouting associations that are recognized by one of the international Scouting organizations as well as independent groups that are considered to be Scout-likeor otherwise Scouting related. ... Scouting sex abuse cases go back to the beginning of the scouting movement: a chief Scout executive in the United States has been quoted as saying that this has “been an issue since the Boy Scouts began”[1] // Some people believe Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scouts, was...

Religion in Scouting and Guiding is an aspect of the Scout method which has been given to misunderstandings and controversies over the years. ... A variety of religious emblems programs approved by the Boy Scouts of America are designed to encourage youth to learn about their faith and to recognize adults who provide significant service to youth in a religious environment. ... Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement Scouts Day is a generic term for special days observed by members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement throughout the year. ... Scout vespers is a traditional song that is usually — like other vespers — sung at the conclusion of the day or service, especially at the end of a campfire service. ...

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External links

  • National BSA home page
  • Scouting Magazine:
    • Peterson, Robert (October 1998). The BSA's 'forgotten' founding father. Scouting Magazine.
    • Peterson, Robert (January-February 2001). America's Best-Known Scouter. Scouting Magazine.
  • The Order of the Arrow - Scouting's Honor Society its history, purposes, and membership requirements.
  • Boy Scout Trail extensive collection of Scouting awards, activities, games, skits, songs, and information.
  • Merit Badge.com A volunteer run site listing up to date information on all the current merit badges.
  • U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. large collection of Scouting resource materials available online and assembled by volunteer Scouters without pay.
  • Scouting The Net contains links to thousands of Scouting related sites.
  • Scouting for All Scout-initiated organization to promote diversity within Scouting
  • National Scouting Museum official web site
  • Searchengine for councils and districts
  • Boy Scouts Will Offer Final Salute to Ford: "'The President Ford family has asked that Eagle Scouts line the pathway to the museum,' said Michael Sulgrove, executive director of the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America."
Members of the Interamerican Scout Region

Full members: Argentina | Bahamas | Barbados | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Grenada | Guatemala | Guyana | Haiti | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Uruguay | Venezuela
Associate members: Aruba | Netherlands Antilles
Countries without Scouting: Cuba For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... Membership badge of the InterAmerican Scout Region Member countries of the InterAmerican Scout Region, note several Pacific island chains are linked to the IASR through mainland political ties The Interamerican Region is the divisional office of the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, headquartered in...

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Scouting in the United States

Scouting in the United States • Girl Scouts of the USA • GSUSA Local Councils • Girl Scout levels (USA) • Boy Scouts of America • Cub Scouting • Boy Scouting • Varsity Scouting • Venturing BSA • Sea Scouting • Order of the Arrow • BSA Advancement & recognition • Eagle Scout • Notable Eagle Scouts • History of merit badges • History of the BSA • BSA Uniform & insignia • Boy Scout Handbook • BSA Local Councils • BSA membership controversies Image File history File links Hatcombine. ... Scouting in the United States can refer to Scouting associations that are recognized by one of the international Scouting organizations as well as independent groups that are considered to be Scout-likeor otherwise Scouting related. ... The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. ... The Girl Scouts of the USA have five age levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior. ... Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to some boys from first through fifth-grade, or 7–10 years of age and their families. ... Boy Scouting is a part of the program that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) offers for boys and young men. ... Varsity Scouting is part of the Boy Scouting program of the BSA. It is an alternative available to boys ages fourteen through seventeen that takes the basic Boy Scouting program and adds high adventure, sporting, and other elements that are more appealing to older youth to accomplish the aims of... Venturing is part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America for young adults, men and women, generally between the ages of 14 and 20. ... Sea Scouts is part of the Boy Scouts of Americas program for young adults, men and women, who are generally between the ages of 14 and 20. ... The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has had a tradition of advancement, honors and recognition. ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... This list of notable Eagle Scouts includes men who have earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... BSA Merit Badge Samples: Gardening, Type A (center); Fish & Wildlife Management, Type J (upper right); Citizenship In The Home, Type E (lower right); Collections, Type H (lower left); Camping, Type D (upper left). ... The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association, established by Robert Baden-Powell in Britain in 1907. ... The Uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) gives a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community. ... The Boy Scouts is the official handbook of the Boy Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America. ... The Boy Scouts of America, the largest youth organization in the United States, has policies which prohibit atheists, agnostics, and known or avowed homosexuals from membership in its Scouting program; both youths and adults have had their memberships revoked as a result. ...


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Boy Scouts of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3575 words)
The BSA was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scouts, established by Robert Baden-Powell in Britain in 1907.
Sea Scouting is now part of the Venturing (Boy Scouts of America) program of the BSA focused primarily on maritime activities.
The Order of the Arrow is a Scouting Honor Society which began in 1915 in Treasure Island, one of the oldest continuously operated Boy Scout camps in the country.
Boy Scouts of America membership controversies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4074 words)
All members of the BSA's traditional programs may wear their faith's Religious Emblem on their uniform assuming their faith has one, it is approved by the Boy Scouts of America, and they have earned it.
In one case, a high-level employee of BSA was fired after the organization somehow obtained a copy of a receipt from a vacation he had taken at a Gay tourism resort.
He also argues that Boy Scouts of America violated a number of their own due process rules by summarily dismissing him without granting him any chance to present evidence to a regional review board (as is required by the organization's own "Procedures for Maintaining Standards of Membership").
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