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Eric Sarlitto | District Executive
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Mission and Vision of the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over four million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
The BSA seeks to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is used to teach typical Scouting values such as honesty, good citizenship, and outdoor skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics and hiking.


"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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 Law."


"The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law."

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Programs for Youth 7-20 Years Old 

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is a year-round family-friendly program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grade (ages 7-10). Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important events are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.


Boy Scouts

Boy Scouting is a program for boys 11 through 17, and is designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster.
Boy Scout troops participant in weekend camp outs, week-long summer camps and high adventure trips. Boy Scouts develop leadership skills while planning these outings and doing community service projects.



Venturing is the youth development program for young men and women, between the ages of 14 and 20 (having completed the eighth grade). Its purpose is to provide positive experiences to help youth mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults. Sea Scouting is the nautical-oriented option within Venturing.



Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 20 years old. The purpose of Exploring is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Find a Progam in Your Area and Join Now

There is a misperception that youth can only join during the fall as school begins. This is not the case. Youth can join one of our programs at anytime.
To find a local unit visit If you aren't sure which unit is right for your child, feel free to call (317) 813-7127 and ask for a Sakima District professional.