Scouts BSA, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to youth who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, leadership and personal fitness.

Local Unit Activities

Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.

National and International Scouting Events

Information about special events in Scouting, including the national Scout jamboree, JOTA, conferences, and troop open houses.

Advancement & Awards

Reference material about the awards and recognitions available to Scouts.


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


These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Scout Shop

The Garden State Council Scout Shop offers uniforms, handbooks, merit badge pamphlets, insignia and patches, Eagle paraphernalia, as well as camping and outdoor essentials!