Boy Scouts of America
From the days of Lord Baden-Powell until these modern times the Boy Scout program has aided in the development of thousands of young men into fine citizens throughout the world. The Scouting program has been a huge success in the training of young individuals.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the country's most prominent and the largest value based youth development organization. The organization provides programs for the youth of the country that helps to build character, teaches them to be responsible, to participate in civic duties and to develop overall physical fitness.
The organization has been in existence for over 100 years and has helped to build the minds and characters of some of the country's top leaders, combining lifelong values with educational activities and also adding in some fun along with these vital lessons. The Boy Scouts of America believe through over 100 years of experience that helping the youth of the nation is key to the building a more responsible, conscientious and productive society. The BSA is located in all the 50 states of U.S.A. and has over 4.5 million members in different age related groups. Since the Scouts were founded in 1910 more than 110 million youth of the United States have been members of the organization.
For younger members of the program the BSA instills values through challenging outdoor activities like aquatics, camping and hiking. As the Scouts get older they still have these types of programs but they are also indoctrinated into career oriented programs and community organizations as well.
Boy Scouts of America is a member of a larger group known as the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The scouts have three levels: the first being "Cub Scouts" for those boys aged five to 10 and a half years, "Boy Scouts" for boys 10 1/2 to 18 and the last group is “Venturing” for young men up to 21 years of age.
The Scouts have chapters that are operated locally and are sponsored by local clubs, churches, educational organizations, civic associations and more. The units are all led by a long list of volunteers who also get support from local councils that use volunteers and paid professionals.
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