Offering Iconic Boy Scouts of America Programs to Boys and Girls
Since 2018, parents can choose Cub Scouts for their sons AND daughters.
The Scouting program changed its name in February 2019 to Scouting BSA, allowing older boys and older girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Starting in 2018, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts, ages 5-10. Our Cub Scout Pack 334 will consist of girl dens and boy dens.
Using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts program, Scouts BSA launched in February 2019, enabling all eligible youth ages 11-17, to earn the Eagle Scout rank. Scouts BSA will be single gender – all girl troops or all boy troops. This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.
Our troop, Scouts BSA Troop 334, will be an all-boy troop.
The BSA’s decision to welcome girls into the Cub Scout program and to offer a program for older girls comes from input we have received from our Scouting families, as well as prospective Scouting families. We understand that families today are busier and more diverse than ever. In fact:
- Most are dual-earners.
- There are more single-parent households than in previous decades.
- Many families prefer to participate in activities as a family.
- And, all families have less free time. More than one-third of parents feel they spend too little free time with their kids, and millennial parents are desperate to spend more time interacting with their kids.
The BSA believes we owe it to families to structure our program offerings in a way that fits into their busy lives to deliver character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises.
BSA Core Mission and Values
This change aligns with our mission and values. After all, the values of Scouting as detailed in the 12 points of the Scout Law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent – are relevant and important for both young men and women.
Our 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. To achieve our mission, we create innovative programs and evolve existing ones that respond to the needs of today’s families and deliver them through dedicated volunteers in communities across the nation.
For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact us so we can help you out.