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Key Topics

Key Topics

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Youth Protection

The Boy Scouts of America is committed to providing the safest environment possible for our youth members. We know that millions of youth members, their parents, and volunteers depend on Scouting to maintain its high standard for youth safety. Because of this, youth protection is a critical component of our program. Scouting is committed to continuing its efforts by focusing … Continue reading Youth Protection


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Membership Policies

For more information on membership policies, please visit http://scoutingnewsroom.org/boy-scouts-of-america-amends-adult-leadership-policy.


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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 … Continue reading Report to the Nation


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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 … Continue reading Merit Badges


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