Education Relationships

Education Relationships

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The Education Relationships Task Force focuses on several objectives, including helping Scouting to be seen as the leading youth development organization by all levels of education, communicating the value of Scouting to national and regional educational organizations that could influence the chartering of new Scouting units, and identifying ways to cooperate with and better serve all levels of education so as to serve more youth, including but not limited to those in elementary, secondary, college, special needs, private, charter, homeschool, rural, and after-school programs.

Scouting relies heavily upon outstanding relationships with parents, and with private and public educational organizations, given the common objectives of educating and developing America’s youth.

Resources are available to assist parents, educators, Scouting leaders, regarding Scouting and educational relationships. Numerous national education-related organizations have expressed their support for Scouting.

Resources For Parents

Schools in your area with Scouting

How YOU can start a unit at your school

Baylor University Report: “Eagle Scouts: Merit beyond the badge”

One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned this nation’s first Eagle Scout Award, new, independent research demonstrates the significant, positive impact Eagle Scouts have on society every day.  Since it was first awarded in 1912, more than 2 million young men have achieved the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank. The study conducted by Baylor University, Merit Beyond the Badges, found that Eagle Scouts are more likely than men who have never been in Scouting to:

  • Have higher levels of planning and preparation skills, be goal-oriented, and network with others
  • Be in a leadership position at their place of employment or local community
  • Report having closer relationships with family and friends
  • Volunteer for religious and nonreligious organizations
  • Donate money to charitable groups
  • Work with others to improve their neighborhoods

Download complete study


Eagle Scout Investment in Success (No. 210-054) Brochure summarizing study comparing men who were Eagle Scouts with those who were never in Scouting.

Eagle Scout Prepared for Success (No. 210-053) Brochure for parents summarizing study comparing men who were Eagle Scouts with those who were never in Scouting.

Eagle Scout Inversión en el éxito (Hispanic audience) (No. 210-052) Brochure summarizing study comparing men who were Eagle Scouts with those who were never in Scouting.

Eagle Scout Preparado para el éxito (Hispanic audience)  (No. 210-051) Brochure for parents summarizing study comparing men who were Eagle Scouts with those who were never in Scouting.

Frequently Asked Questions about Scouting for Parents, for Volunteers, and for Visitors. 

Resources for Educators

How YOU can make Scouting part of your school, college, or university

What are the benefits of Scouting?

The Boy Scouts of America, through its Research Team, produces major studies to assist in telling the story of how Scouting contributes to the lives of youth and volunteers and to their communities. This information includes statistically valid results of program outcomes.
See studies below:

How Scouting Promotes Positive Character Development

Tufts University CAMP Study (Character and Merit Project)

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets Applied to Scouting

The Search Institute has identified forty building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets applied to Cub Scouting

Resources for Scouters

Aquatic Resources Education Association MOU 

School access resource toolkit 

School Access – States with current or pending legislation 

Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award

Superintendent of Schools (state executive office) at

The Report to the School District

School Access

School Access-Training Module

What Should High School Principals and Guidance Counselors Know About Scouting?

What Should Elementary Teachers Know About Scouting?

What Should Elementary Principals Know About Scouting?

What Should Middle School Counselors and Teachers Know About Scouting?

What Should School Board Members Know About Scouting?

What Should Special Educators Know About Scouting?

Scouting Chartered Organization and Corporate Sponsors

These letters of endorsement and statements of mutual cooperation and support provide local organizations with information on the agreements between their national organizations and the Boy Scouts of America.

Note: When available, PDF files are suitable for personal printing. Vendor PDFs are camera ready and for use by professional print shops.


Homeschooling Information

Private Schools

Association of Northern California Chinese Schools

Public Schools

High School Scholars, National Society of

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Memorandum of Understanding Between HACU and BSA

School Administrators, American Association of

Schools and Scouting–What School Leaders Should Know

Schools and Scouting: Working Together for Youth

The Case for School Access PowerPoint Presentation

The Orange Council Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Letter of Support


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

TKE Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Zeta Psi Fraternity

Additional Resources

NMNSH(National Museum of Nuclear Science & History)

Contact Us

Need help?  Have questions?  Contact the BSA National Office at 972-580-2000.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scouting