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Boy Scouts of America to Become Scouting America

 

The new name reflects the continuing efforts to welcome everyone to experience the benefits of Scouting.

 

The Boy Scouts of America today announced that it will be changing its name to Scouting America. This change reflects the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcoming every youth in America to experience the benefits of Scouting. The name change will go into effect on February 8, 2025, the organization’s 115th birthday.

 

This announcement also comes as the organization celebrates the fifth anniversary of welcoming girls into Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA programs. Boy Scouts of America currently serves 176,234 girls and young women across all programs, including more than 6,000 who have earned Eagle Scout status.

 

Our new name, Scouting America, is a much more accurate reflection of the youth we serve.  Girls have been involved in various Scouting programs for decades in both our Venturing and Exploring programs.  The organization also began welcoming girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA in 2018 and 2019, respectively.  This name is reflective of the path we want Scouting to charter for the next century as we invite all youth to be a part of Scouting America.

 

Scouting America builds on the organization’s 114 years of helping America’s youth. Its ongoing goal is to provide young people with a safe environment where they can learn meaningful life skills and have fun, educational experiences, fostering their growth and future outcomes as leaders, and be prepared for life. At the same time, values instilled by the Scout Oath and Law help prepare young people for lives of purpose and impact.

 

 

More than 130 million Americans have been through Scouting programs since its founding in 1910, and currently, more than 1 million youth, including both men and women, are served by 477,000 dedicated adult volunteers in local councils throughout the country. To date, more than 2.75 million youth have earned Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.

 

In addition to supporting the nation’s youth, Scouting America will continue to be an important asset to strengthen our communities, having provided more than 7 million hours of volunteer services for community improvement and other projects across the country.

 

 

About Scouting America

Scouting America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®”

 

Scouting America welcomes all of America’s youth into its programs. Our goal is to give them fantastic experiences in the outdoors, and elsewhere, where they can grow with us in a safe environment. More than 130 million Americans have been through our programs since our founding, and currently more than 1 million youth are served by 477,000 dedicated adult volunteers in local councils throughout the country.

To learn more about Scouting America’s mission, visit Scouting.org.

 

Important changes to the Cub Scout program

It’s official!  The Cub Scout program will be updated for the 2024-25 program year.  Over the past several years the National Cub Scouting Committee under the leadership of past chair Lisa Wylie and current chair Audrey Oakes has identified four areas to improve the Cub Scout program to ensure that it is fun, simple, and easy.

Over the past five years the National Cub Scouting has been working on these updates.  These updates are based on feedback from over 23,000 parents and Cub Scout leaders through various surveys and data.  Listening to and identify the key opportunities to improve the program the National Cub Scout committee is excited to finally reveal these improvements.  Over the past year these improvements have been socialized to thousands of individuals with overwhelming support.

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Announcement

New Annual Membership Fee Process Announced – BSA Will No Longer Prorate Fees for New Members beginning August 1, 2023

 

Beginning August 1, 2023, all new youth and adult members who join Scouting will be enrolled in a 12- month membership cycle and BSA will cease prorating fees. Both youth and adults will pay the full annual membership fee and will renew their membership on the anniversary date of joining Scouting (those who registered prior to August 2023 will renew on their usual expiration, in most cases December).

 

All proration of membership fees will be eliminated. Each registered member of the BSA will receive an email notice with a registration renewal link beginning 60 days before the anniversary month they joined Scouting. Unit leaders will receive a copy of the email and should stay engaged in the membership renewal process just like rechartering.  

FAQ’s about the possibility of a shared future with the Great Southwest Council

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Our mission is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.  With your help, we are able to provide mountain top experiences to all youth in the Border Region.  Click the link below to learn more about how you can make an impact on the leaders of tomorrow!

Outdoor Adventure

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Outdoor adventure is the promise made to young people when they join Scouting.  Boys and girls yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.  

The Yucca Council is proud to offer 2 exclusive camping facilities in Southern New Mexico, where Scouts can get outdoors and find adventure!

 

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For more than 35 years, Trail's End has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to help deliver the promise of Scouting. Popcorn sales help our units fund their adventure and teach Scouts salesmanship, planning, budgeting and so much more. Click the link below to learn more about how selling popcorn can help your unit!

 

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