Scouting provides programs that build character, foster mental and physical fitness and teach citizenship. Whether it’s an adventure in the outdoors or learning about careers through hands-on experiences, Scouting is about spending quality time with peers, family, and other caring adults.
Cub Scouting (ages 7—10)
Boy Scouting (ages 11-17)
Venturing (ages 14-20)
Exploring (ages 14-20)
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Scouting relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.
Journey to Excellence
Scouting is about fun with your friends and your family and learning to live in the outdoors and working together. It’s about camping, hiking, and becoming a leader. Scouting is also about experiencing a career or business first hand.
Tougher than A Boy Scout? Boys' Life Magazine High Adventure
Thinking about becoming a Scout? Scouting promises you the great outdoors and instills character, fosters mental and physical fitness and teaches citizenship.
Find your School Night for Scouting Find a Scouting Unit
The Big Muddy District serves the counties of Ray, Lafayette and Carroll (located northeast of Kansas City, in the state of Missouri) and includes the communities: Bosworth, Camden, Carrollton, Concordia, Corder, Hardin, Henrietta, Higginsville, Lexington, Mayview, Napoleon, Norborn, Odessa, Orrick, Rayville, Richmond, Waverly, and Wellington, Missouri. The district is organized to support the volunteer unit Scouters as they provide the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, to the youth of this area.