The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest scouting organization in the United States. BSA’S goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
The Lutheran Rangers was created in 1963. It is a scouting program for boys with a Missouri-Synod Lutheran focus. Rangers teach boys how to be “outdoors-men”, good citizens, and develop their moral compass. The group is run by dedicated fathers for boys in 2nd through 8th grade.
Girl Scouts prepares girls to empower themselves and promotes compassion, courage, confidence, character, leadership, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship through activities involving camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills.
The American Heritage Girl program emphasizes life skill enhancement, developing teamwork & building confidence, social development, girl leadership, character development, and spiritual development. AHG ascribes to progressive programing, where everything a girl does will be appropriate for her age and ability.