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.
Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scouting – (Ages 7-10) A family program for boys in second through fifth grade. Cub Scouting emphasizes 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 prepare them to become Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts enjoy overnight camp as Bears and Webelos.
Boy Scouting – (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 – (Ages 14 to 20) Venturing is a co-educational program of the Boy Scouts designed to help young men and women develop skills in areas of high adventure sports, arts, hobbies and Sea Scouting that are service and activity-oriented and often include high adventure experiences.
Varsity Scouting – (Ages 14-18) 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.