The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who:
are physically, mentally and emotionally fit.
have high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage and resourcefulness.
have personal values based on religious concepts.
have the desire and skills to help others.
understand the principle of the American social, economic and governmental systems.
are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world.
have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people.
are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
What are the requirements to join Scouts BSA?
Be a boy or girl who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
ORDER OF THE ARROW
The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934. In 1948, the OA was recognized as the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers and became an official part of the national camping program of the Boy Scouts of America. Today, the OA is recognized as Scouting's National Honor Society.
In 1939, our local OA lodge was formed. Visit the Alibamu Lodge web site for more local OA information.
The National Eagle Scout Association, NESA, is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank. The purpose of NESA is to identify local Eagle Scouts than can provide a manpower resource for our local council.
NESA offers dozens of scholarships each year.
More information is available here.