Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the youth of America for more than a century. Discover everything Scouting has in store for you! Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders.

The Great Rivers Council is home to Invention Scouts and the only Sinquefield Invention Campus in the Boy Scouts of America. Our Invention Campus provides access hi-tech equipment, computer lab, 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC routers, embroidery machines, Scan-n-Cut machines, welding, metalworking, and more.

Upcoming Events & Resources

We’re ready for 2023, are YOU?? 2023 Summer Camp registrations at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation opens soon.
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Jamboree, July 19-28, 2023, is more than a destination. It’s the adventure of lifetime. And there is simply nothing else like it on the planet.

What’s a Jamboree? It’s not camp. National Jamboree is 360-degrees of fun, friends and fellowship with hands-on adventure that takes you places you never thought you’d go and challenge you to try things you never thought you could.

It’s the beginning of your own heroes’ journey that will challenge you to go farther than you ever thought possible. You’ll reach deeper and lift yourself higher to become the best version of yourself.

Learn more here.

Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation

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The Scouting Programs

Scouting programs and outdoor adventures give young people the opportunity and freedom to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life. It presents them with chances to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills. These experiences not only help Scouts while they are young but also stay with them throughout their adult lives, growing into exceptional men and women who respect their family, community, religion, country, and themselves.

Cub Scouts

Youth grades K–5

Scouts BSA

Youth ages 11-17

Venturing

Coed Ages 14-20

Sea Scouts

Coed Ages 14-20


Exploring

Coed Ages 14-20

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Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Oath

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

THE VALUE OF SCOUTING

Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership.

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Prepared. For Life.

Scouting teaches youth to confront any challenge with whole hearts and clear minds—to live their lives without regret, never back down, and do their very best!

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Safety

In Scouting, we will not compromise the safety of our youth, volunteers, and employees. Safety is a value that must be taught and reinforced at every opportunity. We are all responsible and must hold each other accountable to provide a safe environment for all participants.

Become Your Best Self

Through fun yet challenging physical and mental activities, Scouting encourages personal growth by teaching youth
how to set goals and achieve them with determination.

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Diversity

The BSA promotes a culture where youth, volunteers, and employees feel a sense of belonging—where every person feels respected and valued. We welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s diverse communities.

Fun for the Whole Family

Scouting is something the whole family can experience together. We designed our program so that anyone—brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers—can have fun and make an impact!

SCOUTING IS THE DIFFERENCE

Our unique programs focused on character development, leadership and outdoor exploration provide a lifetime of benefits!

Compared to non-Scouts, Scouts are more likely to:


Embrace positive
social values

Develop kindness, helpfulness,
and cheerfulness

Have a greater sense
of hope for their future

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The Great Rivers Council is generously supported by United Way of Northeast Missouri, United Way of Audrain County, United Way of Central Missouri (Jefferson City & Lake), and Sedalia-Pettis County United Way.