Key Topics

Key Topics

Youth Protection

The Boy Scouts of America is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our youth members. Youth protection requires sustained vigilance, and we work every day to protect children through mandatory policies and procedures at every level of our organization.


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Report to the Nation

Each year, as part of our congressional charter, the Boy Scouts of America is required to present a report to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This report covers who the BSA is as an organization, the programs and initiatives we support, and our major accomplishments and contributions over the past year. This report is a presentation of who we are and what…


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Merit Badges

Scouts can earn more than 100 merit badges, including the newest merit badges—Signs, Signals, and Codes and Animation. Earning merit badges gives Scouts the opportunity to participate in activities and study subjects that prepare them for life. Check out the top ten Eagle and non-Eagle required merit badges below. For information on merit badge requirements and resources, go to Boys’ Life magazine’s Merit…


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