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Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience where boys and girls ages 11-17 (or starting at 10 years old and in fifth grade -- if joining after March 1 or if the Scout has earned the Arrow of Light in Cub Scouting) can have their share of adventure in the great outdoors. Develop a love of service by volunteering in your community, boost your leadership skills through fun and exciting challenges, and create memories of a lifetime with no prior Scouting experience required!


The Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in Scouting, is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence and is available for all Scouts BSA members to earn.  Scouts can take part in many camping opportunities within their Troop, including at the Atlanta Area Council's camps and at the National High Adventure Bases.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

Scouts BSA Resources & Information

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Welcome to Scouts BSA

For over 100 years, our program has helped create generations of leaders and outstanding citizens by allowing boys and girls to explore their interests, serve their communities, and discover their talents through youth-led activities like hiking, camping, and volunteering!


At Scouts BSA, we aim to teach young people:

  • Character development

  • Citizenship training

  • Leadership

  • Mental and physical fitness

Scouts BSA Activities

Scouts do many activities, including:

  • Camping

  • Hiking

  • Exploring hobbies

  • Backpacking

  • Canoeing

  • Exploring potential careers

  • Outdoor cooking

  • Mountain biking

  • Community Service Projects

  • Kayaking

  • Rank advancement

  • STEM

  • Civic service

  • High adventure


Scouts also participate in organized events like summer camp, community service projects, and National Scout Jamborees. Scouting encourages young people to try new things, serve others in their communities, and tackle any challenge they might face in their lives with full hearts and clear minds.

Friendships that Last a Lifetime

The Scouts BSA program teaches youth that in order to have a successful Scouting experience, we must learn to work together. By encouraging teamwork and collaboration, we build friendships that will last a lifetime.

A Scout Is...

Kids love Scouts because it’s fun. But Scouting teaches values-based leadership and character strengths, too. It builds new confidence and social skills. It teaches the value of service and citizenship. In Scouts BSA, youth learn what it means to be a Scout today - and a leader for tomorrow, through our Scout Law. 


A Scout is:  Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

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