Boy Scout Programs and EventsLearn about Boy Scouting (for boys 11 to 17 years old)
Boy Scout Events
The Boy Scout program has many traditional events; some of which are run by the Troop, some by the District and some by the Council. Click on each item for a more information. Curious and want to learn even more? Attend your district's monthly Roundtable meeting and ask!Check out the Camping Events for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Emerald Bay, Whitsett, and Josepho in our 2013 Camping Guide
Events that make Boy Scouting Fun!
- Camping for Boy Scouts - Weekend, Summer Camp, Treks, National, & International Trips
- Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
- Boys Life Magazine - Ideas from BoysLife.org
- Scouting Magazine - Ideas from ScoutingMagazine.org
- Other Activities - from the BSA National Website
- Patrol Challenge (run by the Balboa Oaks District)
Events that make Boy Scouting meaningful!
- Good Turn for America - Scouting for Food (usually run by the Unit or District)
- Memorial Day Decoration of Graves Service Project (run by the Council)
- Scout Sunday/Scout Sabbath Services (usually run by the Unit)
Events that make Boy Scouting possible!
Events that make Boy Scout Leaders better!
- Boy Scout Leader Training (District)
- District Roundtable Meetings (District - Monthly)
- University of Scouting (Council - Annually)
- Wood Badge Training (Council)
In addition to the character building Boy Scout Rank Advancement program, the BSA has many other opportunities for Scouts.
- Boy Scout High Adventure Awards
- Order of the Arrow
- Other Award Programs (National) - Check out the "Special Opportunities" of awards earned for Activities, Adventure, Education, and Service
- Awards Resources (National) - Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.
- Special Opportunities (National) - Training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs available to Scouts
Curious and want to learn even more? Attend your district's monthly Roundtable meeting and ask!