Scouting is Inclusive To All Youth

The Atlanta Area Council’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Boy Scouts of America promotes a culture where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds communities where every person feels respected and valued.

Leading by example and encouraging each other to live by the values expressed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, we welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.

Scouting’s Impact on Metro-Atlanta Youth

Watch Scouts share their experiences through Scouting and how its impact helped them to be prepared, develop leadership skills, and find a sense of belonging.



Eagle Scout and former Scouting Executive, whose journey through Scouting guided him through adversities and negative influences that existed in his childhood, setting a path that would lead him to success as an adult.



Program Director for Woodruff Scout Camp, Physics Engineer College Student at Georgia Tech, Venture Scout, and NASA intern, Daytona Parks speaks to girls and their parents about why Scouting is a great program for learning and developing leadership skills for young women and men.



An Eagle Scout managing life with autism who found friends, life skills, and fun in Scouting. As an adult, Alexander has a career with the Boy Scouts of America at the Atlanta Area Council.



Zoe is a Golden Eagle

Meet a young woman who earned the remarkable achievement of both Girl Scout’s Gold Award and Scouts BSA’s Eagle Scout ranks.

Read Zoe’s Story


Scouting with Blindness

Meet a driven young man whose journey from Cub Scouts to earning his Eagle rank in Scouts BSA was never limited by his disabilities.

Read Mason’s Story


Partnership for Scouting

Marietta City Schools and the Atlanta Area Council develop after-school Scouting programs for hundreds of youth each week.

Read About Its Impact


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BSA Annual DEI Report 2019-2021 Download
Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor Guidelines Download
Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Fact Sheet Download
Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Requirements Download