Boy Scouts of America

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Boy Scouts of America

On 23 February 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary signed a Memorandum of Agreement to partner with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The Auxiliary's Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Department is coordinating the implementation to make this a meaningful agreement for the two organizations.

Resources are available for the following:

Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts
6-10 years
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts
11-17 years
Sea Scouts
Sea Scouts
Young adults
13-20 years
Young adults
13-20 years
Scout Councils
Scout Camps

About the BSA

The Coast Guard Auxiliary congratulates the Boy Scouts of America

Every organization has its own way of expressing itself, as well as its own approach to how to get the job done. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is no exception. This page is intended to provide Coast Guard Auxiliarists information about BSA, how it talks, and how it is organized. Most resources are found on the official BSA website.

Position statements

As a public organization, BSA takes positions on a number of contemporary issues. BSA's position statements can be consulted by following this link.

Fact sheets

The Language of Scouting

A good overview of BSA's specialized language is found by following this link.

Units are called ...

Types of Scout units
Program Unit Adult Leader
Cub Scouts Cub Pack Cubmaster
Boy Scouts Scout Troop Scoutmaster
Sea Scouts Sea Scout Ship Skipper
Venturers Venturing Crew Advisor

All local units work together in a Scout "District". Two or more districts comprise a Scout "Council". There are 4 Regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, Western) that include approximately 80 councils each. There are currently 303 councils nationally.


Aquatics awards

Sea Scouts' highest rank, Quartermaster award

These recognitions are earned by Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers:

These recognitions are earned by Sea Scouts only:

Scouts & Auxiliary work together

Coast Guard Auxiliary exhibit at the BSA National Meeting
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BSA websites

Coast Guard at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree

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