Boy Scouts of America

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 boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

Community-based organizations receive national charters to use the Scouting program as a part of their own youth work. These groups, which have goals compatible with those of the BSA, include religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, and labor organizations; governmental bodies; corporations; professional associations; and citizens' groups.

Volunteer adult leaders serve at all levels of Scouting in more than 300 local councils, 28 areas, and four regions, and nationally with volunteer executive boards and committees providing guidance. Each autonomous local council is chartered by the BSA, which provides program and training aids along the guidelines established by the National Executive Board and the national charter from Congress.

For more information, or to contact Boy Scouts of America, see their website at: www.scouting.org

» Recent News

Boy Scouts of America Museum Moves to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
01 Aug 02 | The National Scouting Museum and Youth and Family Research Center are set to open this fall adjacent to the BSA's national headquarters in Irving, Texas, giving countless residents and visitors the opportunity to share in Scouting's rich past. ...

BSA Board Affirms Traditional Leadership Standards
01 Feb 02 | The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its traditional leadership standards, as recommended by its appropriate committees. The board received three resolutions suggesting changes in leadership standards in order ...

Local Scout Prepares for a Cool Summer in the Antarctic
01 Nov 01 | When 18-year-old Tim Brox leaves for the operational hub of the U.S. Antarctic Program, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on October 18, he will be one of the youngest Boy Scouts to participate in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 77-year-old ...

President Bush Calls on Scouts to Aid the Children of Afghanistan
12 Oct 01 | Irving, Texas, October 12, 2001-In response to President George W. Bush's call for Scouts to earn or give funds to aid the children of Afghanistan, the Boy Scouts of America has announced its full endorsement of America's Fund for Afghan Children....

Boys' Life Magazine Has Been A Favorite of American Boys for 90 Years
01 Jan 01 | Boys' Life, America's premier youth publication, has entertained and educated young men for decades. "I am certain Boys' Life will continue to thrive," said J. Warren Young, Boys' Life publisher.

Boy Scouts of America Sustained By United States Supreme Court
28 Jun 00 | For more than 20 years, the Boy Scouts of America has defended its membership standards. Scouting's message is compromised when prospective leaders present themselves as role models inconsistent with Boy Scouting's understanding of the Scout Oath...

Twenty-Eight Year Veteran To Head The Boy Scouts Of America
25 Apr 00 | IRVING, Texas (April 25, 2000)-Roy L. Williams of Mesa, Arizona, has been named to head the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), effective June 1, 2000. He also served as director of the Boy Scout Division at the National Council before being named Scout ...

Boy Scouts Of America Welcomes Its 100 Millionth Member Since Its Establishment 90 Years Ago
04 Apr 00 | Mario Castro, a 12-year-old from Brooklyn, N.Y., became the 100 millionth member of the Boy Scouts of America, the premier youth-serving organization in the country. "Reaching this milestone proves how valuable and enduring the lessons provided ...

The Boy Scouts of America Delivering the Promise
15 Aug 99 | (IRVING, Texas) August 15, 1999 - The Boy Scouts of America has initiated a renewal of their commitment to youth and to America's Promise, the Alliance for Youth. The Boy Scouts of America plans to strengthen their relationship with the National ...

Scouts Present Report to the Nation
22 Apr 99 | WASHINGTON, DC - The Boy Scouts of America presented its annual Report to the Nation to President Clinton and US House and Senate members during a five-day tour of Washington. Seven youth delegates from across the nation representing Cub Scouting...

Regal Yet Real - 1999 Tournament of Roses, Rose Queen is Member of Boy Scout Program
22 Dec 98 | Christina, a member of Venturing Crew 105, is actively involved in several of the community service and high-adventure opportunities provided by this BSA program. The Venturing crew that Christina serves as crew secretary is chartered by Kiwanis ...

More Than an Outdoor Guide, New Boy Scout Handbook is a Guide for Life
16 Nov 98 | (Irving, Texas) (November 16, 1998) - More than ever, the new edition of The Boy Scout Handbook is not just a guide to the outdoors - but a guide for life. Demand for The Boy Scout Handbook demonstrates the relevance of Scouting in today's ...

Boy Scouts of America Commit to 200 Million Hours of Community Service
23 Apr 97 | (IRVING, Texas) April 23, 1997 -- The Boy Scouts of America, the premier youth-serving organization in the country, has committed to 200 million hours of community service by its youth members in response to the Presidents' Summit for America's ...

 


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