Prepared. For Life.
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.™" The Scouting organization is composed of 2.6 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and more than a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.
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National press releases are available by visiting, www.scouting.org/media, and clicking on "Press Releases" on the left hand side. Most recently, released is information on a new Boy Scout series called, Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?, premiering on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central time. Click here to find out more information.
Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America's Media Center; we look forward to working with your media outlets. At the national office of the BSA and at more than 300 councils across the county, we have staff ready to help tell the story of Scouting. If you represent a media outlet with regional, national, or international reach, we want to tell you about Scouting . . . our mission, our programs, our history, and our 100th Anniversary celebration. If your story calls for a certain area of expertise, we can also arrange interviews with subject matter experts.
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Cascade Pacific Council 2011 Annual Report
The Cascade Pacific Council serves young people in eighteen counties of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
- 33,133 boys and girls ages 7-20
- 2,580 in school program members
- 11,882 adult volunteer
- 1,485 Scouting units
Young people in Scouting learn skills, practice peer leadership, and build character and confidence through year round outdoor experiences.
- 32,000 youth and adults participated in year round camping programs at council facilities.
- 883 at-risk youth attended summer programs and 488 attended winter lodges.
- 1,000 soccer players participated in the Copa Los Grandes soccer tournament.
- 500 Cambodian and 120 Vietnamese youth and adults participated in outdoor education retreats.
- 138,000 in scholarships provided year-round outdoor adventures for at-risk youth.
Setting and reaching goals is an essential part of the Scouting advancement program. Programs like Meriting wth the Experts, Learning for Life and Outreach, Scouting and Soccer, and the Eagle Scout Association made learning possible within the Boy Scouts of America.
- 22,219 Merit Badges
- 557 Eagle Scouts
- 8 Sea Scout Quartermasters
- 4 Venturing Silver Awards