Since 1910, future leaders have been trained by the programs of the Boy Scouts of America to be “Prepared. For Life.” Now 108 years later the organization continues to develop ways to better serve families and deliver on our promise to the American people.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
With much information swirling in the news and online regarding the recent Boy Scout program changes, it has been easy for misinformation to spread. Here are the facts presented simply:
- The organization will continue to be called the Boy Scouts of America.
- Beginning February 1, 2019 we will call the “Boy Scout” program for youth ages 11-17 – “Scouts BSA.”
- All Scouts will be part of separate single-gender Troops.
- Troops will have their own youth leadership structure and Scoutmaster.
- Troops can be linked through a Charter Organization and share a committee
- The structure of the elementary school age Cub Scout program, now has the options for all boy Packs, all girl Packs, OR Family Packs with all boy Dens AND all girl Dens. At the weekly meeting level, Cub Scouts is not co-ed.
- Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring and Learning for Life have no changes. Since their inception these programs have been for teenagers (co-ed) ages 14-20.