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Here are the basics about the Boy Scouts of America:

The BSA offers four traditional Scouting programs based on grade or age (Cub Scouts, Scouts, Sea Scouts, & Venturers), plus three non-traditional subsidiaries (Exploring, Learning for Life, & STEM Scouts). Membership numbers are from the 2019 BSA Annual Report to Congress (released each year after the BSA Annual Meeting in late May). Note that the annual report is getting progressively lighter on details.

Traditional Programs

Cub Scouts BSA (boys and girls, Kindergarten through grade 5)

Scouts BSA (boys and girls, age about 10-1/2 until 18)

Sea Scouts BSA (coed, age about 14 until 21)

Venturing BSA (coed, age about 14 until 21)


Age Requirements/Advancement/Highest Awards—

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