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== BSA Programs ==
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;[[Cub Scouting]]: Cub Scouts is a year-round family- and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for boys in the first through fifth grade (or who are 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old). The Tiger Cub program for first graders and their adult partners emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding. The Wolf and Bear Cub activities for second and third graders emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth graders) participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts.
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;[[Boy Scouting]]: Boy Scouts is a year-round program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. (Boys also may become Boy Scouts if they have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.)
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;[[Varsity Scouting]]: Varsity Scouting is an active, exciting, year-round program for young men 14 through 17 built around five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high-adventure/sports, personal development, service, and special programs and events.
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;[[Venturing]]: Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills.
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:;[[Sea Scouting]]: Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses are taught with the ship by its officers.
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:MeritBadge.Org provides resources for [[Tiger Scout]]s, [[Wolf Scout]]s, [[Bear Scout]]s, [[Cub Scouts]], [[Webelos Scout]]s, [[Boy Scouts]], [[Varsity Scouts]], and [[Venturers]] including:
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:* Nearly '''200''' [[worksheets]] for [[Merit Badge Worksheets|Merit Badges]], and [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets|Webelos Activity Badges]].
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MeritBadge.Org provides resources for Tiger Scouts, Wolf Scouts, Bear Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers including:
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Spring Quiz! These articles give the surprising answers to common questions:
General: What if a Scout has a disability or other special needs?
Cub Scouts: What is Day Camp? Can Tigers go? What is Resident Camp?
Boy Scouts: How do you appeal a Board of Review? Scoutmaster Conference?
Varsity Scouts: What is Varsity Scouts? How is it different from Boy Scouts?
Venturing: What is the Silver Award? How is it like the Eagle Scout Award?
Merit Badges: What do summer camps typically offer? Which are most popular?
Belt Loops: Can Tiger Cubs earn belt loops? Can belt loops be earned again?
March dates
Princeton Scouts who were assigned to carry Woodrow Wilson's baggage.
Princeton Scouts who were assigned to carry Woodrow Wilson's baggage.
Scouts holding men back with staves, 1 of 2.
Scouts holding men back with staves, 1 of 2.
Scouts holding men back with staves, 2 of 2.
Scouts holding men back with staves, 2 of 2.
  • March 3, 1913 – Presidential Inauguration and Woman Suffrage parade of 1913. Boy Scouts were initially tasked with carrying Woodrow Wilson's baggage, and assisting behind the scenes. As Slate magazine reported,
"Between 5,000 and 8,000 marchers faced crowds of raucous male spectators in town for the inauguration. These onlookers assaulted the protesters physically, blocked their way, and yelled insults. At least 100 marchers were injured and hospitalized."
"While the police were at best unprepared and at worst unsympathetic to the protesters’ plight, the unexpected heroes of the march were 1,500 Boy Scouts who had volunteered to help law enforcement during the inauguration."
"The official Scout magazine, Boys’ Life, featured a four-page article about the Scouts’ actions during the parade in its April 1913 issue. The magazine reported that the Scouts were asked to present themselves in full uniform with their staves (part of their official dress). While the police initially told the Scouts to stay behind their lines, Boys’ Life reported, the crowd was soon too much for law enforcement."
"[Police] were soon begging the scouts to help them and borrowing their staves…[Scouts] found the task of keeping the way open for the parade was, in itself, tremendous, but in addition they had to render first aid in hundreds of incidents…There is record that one boy handled sixteen cases of fainting."
"A Senate subcommittee appointed to investigate the poor treatment of the marchers heard multiple mentions of the Scouts. Mrs. Keppel Hall, a demonstrator from Dayton, Ohio, told the senators:"
"[The Scouts] were working so hard. I noticed them all along the line, and was interested in them because they appeared to be doing all the work. Even those small boys were succeeding in holding back the crowd whenever they pressed themselves forward."
"As a young organization (founded only three years earlier), the Boy Scouts of America relished the good press. The Boys’ Life article concluded:"
"Washington and its respectable visitors will not soon forget the spectacle of boys in the uniform that stands for learning the principles of good citizenship actually restraining grown men from acting the part of brutes."
National reports that each boy involved receive a medal inscribed, "In Grateful Acknowledgement of Duty Well Done. Washington DC March 3 1913".
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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