The purpose of Scouting is the same for all levels of Scouting: to help young people grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit.
Cub Scout Program
Let’s get started: Cub Scouts are awesome. A program with an amazing history and tradition, Cub Scouting is a sure-fired way to get more involved with your son that puts fun first. Have Fun Doing It! Boys of different ages have different ranks in Cub Scouting. As you go from Tiger (age 7) to Webelos Scout (age 10), you learn new things and new skills that you use to meet new challenges as you get older.
Lions is a national pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America for kindergarten-age boys. The Lion pilot is exploring the value of a program for kindergarten-age boys. (Boys must be 5 years old by September 1.) Lions is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight boys and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. The Lion program encourages boys to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities.
Boy Scout Program
Boy Scouts get away from it all! They camp, hike, and fish in the great outdoors. They get together in troops, and try out new experiences.
Boy Scouting is available to boys who are 11 through 17 years old, or who have earned the Arrow of Light Award, or have completed the fifth grade.
Venturing is for young men and women who are 14 (and have finished the eighth grade) through 20 years old. Venturing has six experience areas: social, citizenship, service, leadership, fitness, and outdoor
Exploring is a worksite-based program. It is part of Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (or 13 and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old.