About The Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

Michigan Oro-Facial Surgeon Dr. Frank Brettschneider effectively supervises his private Port Huron-based practice. Additionally, Dr. Frank Brettschneider regularly supports a variety of noted civic and philanthropic enterprises. Among them, Dr. Frank Brettschneider partners with the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010, and the organization continues to rank among the major youth-oriented groups across the United States. Through a comprehensive array of programs targeting individuals up to 21 years of age, the BSA strives to promote strong character, health, and citizenship against a rigorous ethical standard. The Boy Scouts of America initially developed out of two early US community organizations, the Sons of Daniel Boone and the Woodcraft Indians. Highly influenced by these groups, British Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell established Britain’s scouting movement in 1907. Independently, a variety of local American scouting organizations began appearing across the United States. These assorted programs later merged to become today’s Boy Scouts of America.

Officially incorporated in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America boasted 1 million youth members by 1925, and in 2000 reported its 100 millionth Scout. Today, more than 33 million adult volunteers support greater than 114 million youth participants across an array of thorough programs. Depending on the participant’s age, the Boy Scouts of America offers Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouting, and Varsity Scouting. Among a variety of other activities, Scouts engage a diverse series of educational, civic, and outdoor projects toward acquitting merit badges. The rank of Eagle Scout remains the highest rank across the Boy Scouts of America. In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, an individual must demonstrate significant experience and accomplishment across a range of specialties. More than 52,000 youth participants earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009, and more than 2 million Eagle Scouts have been certified to date.

The Boy Scouts of America remains a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The Boy Scouts of America continues to promote a high standard of civic and personal responsibility though a variety of fun, educational programs. Community projects engaged by the Boy Scouts of America in 2009 incorporated more than 1.1 adult volunteers and 2.8 million youth participants, collectively reporting greater than 36 million service hours. With 181 United States astronauts alone having held membership in the BSA, the Boy Scouts of America continues to boast a legacy of effectively developing tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information regarding the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.


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