Opportunities

A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Boy Scouts.

Scholarships 

View a listing of some of the scholarships that are available to Scouts.

Order of the Arrow

More than 180,000 members strong, the Order of the Arrow recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

National Eagle Scout Association [NESA]

The NESA Web site provides information about becoming a member, assistance for Life Scouts pursuing the Eagle rank, information about scholarships for Eagle Scouts, and an array of resources for members.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops.

National Youth Leadership Society

One of our strengths is shaping leaders who have a strong foundation of values and who know how to serve others, and we have had 100 years of practice. Now, as we begin to celebrate that rich century of leadership development, we introduce the National Youth Leadership Society. Its purpose is to recognize youth members of the BSA who have learned and practiced outstanding leadership skills—the elite of our program.

BSA High Adventure Bases

The Boy Scouts of America operate three high-adventure bases: Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Staff Needed for High-Adventure Bases

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, Northern Tier National High Adventure Program, and Philmont Scout Ranch annually seek applications from qualified men and women.

Acquire Life Skills at Scout Camp

Explore the opportunities for a variety of summer camp staff jobs at 420 Scout camps, 60 council high-adventure programs, and three national high-adventure bases.

U.S. Army Youth Certificate of Recognition

Scouts who achieve the rank of Eagle are entitled to receive the U.S. Army Youth Certificate of Recognition at their Court of Honor ceremony.

European Camp Staff Program

Through the European Camp Staff program, young leaders from the Boy Scouts of America have the opportunity to learn more about Scouting in Europe by working at a European Scout center.

Overseas Scouting Facilities

International accommodations for Scouts are available in Switzerland and in England