Membership Resources – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth members and nearly one million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been at one point or another members of the BSA.
Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program.
Journey To Excellence: “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
Recharter: BSA issues a charter through the local Council to a Chartered Organization, like the Church or other organization that owns your unit, which allows it to use a BSA program to serve youth in its community. For example, a Cub Scout Pack uses Cub Scouting to serve boys in the first through fifth grades. BSA requires that the charter be renewed annually to continue using the program. We call that annual renewal “recharter”.
Scouts Wanted is where you can find all of our community partners that are in need of volunteers to help with Events, Activities, Service projects and anything involving help wanted for your Scout or Unit. This Site will be updated periodically with new opportunities to serve Southern Arizona business and community organizations.
Scouting with disabilities is where you can find information and resources on Scouting with disabilities.
Unit Budgeting: To help you prepare for your ideal year in Scouting, we have provided a budget worksheet and resources for your unit.
Unit Program Planning Guide: Providing a year-round, quality Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit.
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