The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission.
We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouting program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.
The volunteer National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America recently made a unanimous decision to welcome girls to our iconic programs, based on feedback from our community and an understanding that the character and leadership qualities our programs develop grounded in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are as relevant and helpful for girls as they have been for boys.
– Family Scouting FAQ (Updated July 18, 2018)
– Update on Program for Older Girls
– Message from the National Key-3
– National Council Family Scouting Page
– Here’s when and how you can start welcoming girls into Cub Scouting
– BSA Unveils Name of Program for Older Boys and Girls
– Community Support from Chartered Partners:
– Op-Ed from Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh (CNN)