Scouts BSA Program | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Scouts BSA Program

Start Your Adventure in Scouts BSA!

If you’re a youth age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, or have earned Cub Scouting’s Arrow of Light Award, to 17 years old, the time for real adventure is now!

Youth in Scouts BSA prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they’ve been give the proper guidance from those with experiences and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character accomplishment when everyone else thinks it is impossible. 


Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA Advancement Plan

In Scouting, advancement is the process by which a member meets certain requirements and earns recognition. Youth in Scouts BSA plan their advancement and progress at their own pace as they meet each challenge. The Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Scout rank


Tenderfoot rank


Second Class rank

Second Class

First Class rank

First Class

Star rank


Life rank


Eagle Scout rank

Eagle Scout

Are you ready to start an adventure in Scouts BSA?