Boy Scouting

Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys around ages 11 – 17. Through the Boy Scout program, young men can achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.

Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.


Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.


Information about special events in Scouting, including the national Scout jamboree, JOTA, conferences, and troop open houses.


Summer camp programs, including patrol cooking and high adventure trek programs, are offered at Sabattis Scout Reservation, home of the James “Marmaduke” Seton Trek Center.


Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.


A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Boy Scouts.


These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Merit Badges

The national council of the Boy Scouts of America has published online the requirements to all merit badges, including the 100th Anniversary merit badges. You can find this information here: Merit Badge information on