This is the traditional Scouting experience for young men in the
fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and
leadership development become increasingly important parts of the
program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward
earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. There are currently
855,000 Boy Scouts and 485,000 adult volunteers in the United States.
While there is guidance from experienced leaders, Boy
Scouts take their own lead, exploring places they've never been as they
dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure. With a spirit of
teamwork, they pack up their Scout gear and their sense of adventure,
and dive into the learning and excitement that comes from being in the
brotherhood of the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts has a lot to offer, but don't let the 130+ merit badges scare
you away. With the exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience
through earning merit badges that reflect each boy's budding interests,
they unlock a world of discovery around them, and forge their path for
the future. By culminating the Boy Scouting experience by earning the
rank of Eagle and accomplishing a service project imagined and executed
by the Scout himself, he can prove his leadership skills and gain the
confidence he needs to excel in life and in the world at large.