Youth Programs

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in Kindergarten to the Fifth Grade. Cub Scouting is a family-based activity program.

When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed, and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young kids life, Cub Scouts learn that even when the fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.

National Site for Cub Scouts

Scouts, BSA

Boy Scouting is flagship program for boys 10 and a half, to 18 years old. The Eagle Scout Rank earned by Boy Scouts is the most recognized youth award in America.

With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Scouts, BSA explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives boys and girls all the experience they need to become outstanding members of society.

National Site for Scouts, BSA


This is a co-ed program for young woman and young men ages 14 to 20 years with an outdoor adventure.

All teens have one—a moment that opens their eyes to a world that’s bigger than they ever imagined. It might happen while paddling a quiet lake, bonding with new friends around a beach bonfire, or rising to the challenge of leading an exhausted crew to the edges of adventure. Venturing gives young men and women access to a range of programs and empowers them to create their own experiences. It brings Scouting values to life through both high adventure outdoor activities and challenging real-world projects.

National Site for Venturing

Order of the Arrow

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.  Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth

National Site for Order of the Arrow

Sea Scouts 

This co-ed program is for young women and young men ages 14 to 18 years old with an emphasis on all things nautical. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills and knowledge through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

National Site for Sea Scouts

STEM Scouts

Using experiential activities and interaction with STEM professionals, the goal of the STEM Scouts program is to help young people grow in character and skills as they explore their curiosity about STEM fields. It is hoped that their growing knowledge will translate into the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our country’s future economy. While the program focuses on future careers in STEM, it is ultimately designed to be challenging, thought-provoking, and, most importantly, fun.

National Site for STEM Scouts

Explorer Clubs

As education evolves, middle school is becoming an increasingly important laboratory for career exploration. In response, Learning for Life—the BSA’s school- and workplace-focused subsidiary— has created Middle School Explorer Clubs. This innovative, coeducational program introduces students to 12 fields that align with the U.S. Department of Education’s career clusters.

National Site for Exploring

Explorer Posts

This co-ed program features apprenticeships and career exploration for young women and young men ages 14 to 18 years old. BP proudly hosts an Engineering Explorer Post and there are many Fire Science Explorer Posts associated with fire stations across the state.

National Site for Exploring

Learning for Life

Learning for Life is character education curriculum for use in schools from Kindergarten to the 12 Grade.

National Site for Learning for Life

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