Boy Scouts of America - National Council
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent
values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for
young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of
participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this
country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The
Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience,
knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious,
responsible, and productive society.
The Montana Council of the Boy Scouts of America encompasses the borders of the state of Montana. There are over 8,000 scouts registered with the council and approximately 6,000 adult leaders who make up the council. You can find out more about the council by visiting the council website.
Cub Scouts is a year-round program uniquely designed
to meet the needs of young boys ages 7-10 and their families. The program offers
fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical
fitness. Boys can begin as Tiger Cubs as they finish Kindergarten, and then move
into the Wolf and Bear Cub Scout programs (second and third grade, or age 8 or
9), and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth grade, or age 10). They then transition
into Boy Scouts.
In the Montana Council, Cub Scouts and their families
may look forward to Cub Scout Camping opportunities and many other
community-centered District Activities. These service projects, games and
camping activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of
personal achievement. Parents, leaders and friends play an active role in the
program as they encourage boys to live the Cub Scout Motto “Do Your
You are Invited to Join Us.
Click here for more information about Cub Scouts.
Boy Scouts is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness for boys ages 11 through 17. Through the
advancement program and peer group leadership, Scouting helps a boy develop into a well-rounded young man. The Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in Scouting,
is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence.
In the Montana Council, Boy Scouts may look forward to Boy Scout Camping opportunities and many other District Activities. In Boy Scouts, youth take responsibility for the activities of the troop. By planning and organizing activities, they develop teamwork and learn to lead as well as follow. After Boy Scouts, many young men (and women) transition into the Venturing program.
Venturing offers girls and boys, ages 14 - 21 or having completed 8th grade the chance to develop outstanding character through the newly renovated Venture program based on 4 pillars of focus. ALPS stands for these four pillars: adventure activities, leadership, personal development, and service. Leadership is a core component of all Venturing, as is fun since the crews determine their areas of focus and activities. Mountain Valley District has active co-ed Venture crews.