Building Evidence in Scouting Together

Welcome to the Building Evidence in Scouting Together (BEST) Study website!

The Building Evidence in Scouting Together Study will help the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) make Scouting the BEST program it can be.

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When participating in BSA programs, Scouts learn and become leaders through interactions with each other and adult leaders. Scouters’ beliefs and actions are shaped by their training and experiences.

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We will learn more about the Scouting experience through surveys and interviews conducted with thousands of Scouts and adult volunteers and through observations of BSA trainings.

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BSA will use the study findings to improve supports for adult leaders in order to improve programs.

We need to hear from you!
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Scoutmasters of selected troops

Click here to register your troop and individuals to participate in the study.

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Parents of Scouts from selected troops

Click here to withdraw your Scout from the study. Haga clic aquí a retirar a su Scout del estudio.

Assistant Scoutmasters and Scoutmasters: If you wish to opt-out of the study as an individual, click here. Please note that if a Scoutmaster opts-out, the entire troop is considered withdrawn from the study.