The Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, through the following programs:
Cub Scouts is a year-round family- and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for boys in the second through fifth grade (or who are 8, 9, and 10 years old). Activities emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.
Younger Cub Scouts participate as Tiger Cubs, a year-round family- and home-centered program that encourages the ethical decision-making skills for first-grade (or 7-year-old) boys. These boys participate in the program with their adult partners. The program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding.
Older Cub Scouts participate as Webelos Scouts, a year-round family- and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for fourth- and fifth-grade (or 10-year-old) boys. Webelos Scouts participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys around ages 11 - 17. Through the Boy Scout program, young men can achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.
Varsity Scouting is an active, exciting, year-round program for young men 14 through 17 built around five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high adventure, personal development, service, and special programs and events.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are around 14 through 20 years of age with a concentration on high adventure activities of all kinds. Each Venturing Crew plans and participate in activities specific to the goals of the youth in each crew. Venturing's purpose is prepare young people to become responsible and caring adults.
Sea Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 through 20 years of age with a consentration on aquatics, boating, etc. Sea Scout units, called "Ships" focus on sailing and cruising either sailboats or power vessels.
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