The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for young men and women to build character, train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness.
Tiger Cubs: A one-year program for first-grade (Age 6) boys and their adult mentors that stresses leadership, teamwork, community service and family understanding in den meetings and enjoy Day Camp.
Cub Scouting: A family program for boys in second through fifth grade (Ages 7-10). Cub Scouting’s emphasis in quality programming at the local level. Fourth and fifth grade boys are called Webelos (We’ll be loyal Scouts) and participate in more advanced activities that prepares them to become Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts enjoy overnight camp as Bears and Webelos.
Boy Scouting: A program for boys (Ages 11-18) designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Boys set goals, experience the challenge of achieving goals and the triumph of success. (Boys also may become Boy Scouts if they have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed fifth grade.)
Venturing: Venturing is a co-educational program of the Boy Scouts of America. Venture’s range from 14 to 20 years of age. The program is designed to help young men and women develop skills in areas of high adventure sports, arts, hobbies and Sea Scouting as well as learn positive leadership and ethical values from both adult and peer leaders. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills and become good citizens.
Varsity Scouting: An active, exciting program for young men (Ages 14-18) built around five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high adventure, personal development, service and special programs and events.
Learning for Life: A subsidiary corporation of the Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life is a co-educational program designed to meet the needs of elementary and high school aged youth. It helps youth meet the challenges by teaching character and good decision-making skills. The Learning for Life program components provides a structure through which youth learn the value of respect and responsibility, so they can achieve their full potential.
Exploring: A co-educational, work-site based program, Exploring gives youth an opportunity to visit community organizations and explore the dynamics of various careers. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer Post by matching their people and program resources to the interest of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that help youth pursue their special interests, while discovering a world of career possibilities.