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Here are the basics about the Boy Scouts of America:


The BSA offers four traditional Scouting programs based on grade or age (Cub Scouts, Scouts, Sea Scouts, & Venturers). As of 12/2019, the Cub Scouts BSA plus Scouts BSA programs account for almost 98% of traditional membership.

The BSA also has three non-traditional work- & school-based subsidiaries (Exploring, Learning for Life, & STEM Scouts). As of 12/2019, the Exploring plus Learning for Life programs account for about 11% of total BSA youth participation. Note that the new STEM Scouts program is still on a limited pilot basis.

Traditional Programs

Cub Scouts BSA (boys and girls, Kindergarten through grade 5)

Scouts BSA (boys and girls, age 10/11 until 18)

Sea Scouts BSA (coed, age about 14 until 21)

Venturing BSA (coed, age about 14 until 21)

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