Programs: See schedule otraditional scouting - in the bsa, scouting is considered to be one movement with four main programs: cub scouting is the largest of the four programs, available to boys from kindergarten to fifth-grade or 5 to 10 years of age. The program is designed to pursue the aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Cub scouting is divided into age-based levels of lions, tiger cubs, wolf, bear, and webelos. Boy scouting is the flagship program of the bsa for boys ages 11 to 18. It uses leadership development primarily via outdoor activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking to achieve the aims of character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Varsity scouting is a sub-division of boy scouting available to boys ages 14 to 18; it adds a program of high adventure and sporting activities. Venturing is a program for young men and women 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. The traditional scouting and total membership of the great salt lake council is the second largest of the 272 boy scout councils in the bsa, with total membership of 74,338. The council is one of the largest volunteer organizations in the state of utah with 32,612 volunteers. The council operates five camping facilities with nine separate camping programs and had 24,862 youth attend various camps during 2016. In 2016 the council presented 1,770 eagle scout awards. The service projects by those eagle scouts and others projects contributed over 457,000 service hours to the community. The annual scouting for food drive generated 578,233 lbs. Of food.
see schedule olearning for life/exploring programs learning for life offers seven programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem. The seven programs focus on character development and career education. Learning for life programs help youth develop social and life skills, assist in character and career development, and help youth formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential. The learning for life program served 5,073 youth in 2016. Exploring is a worksite-base program. It is part of learning for life's career education program also for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that help youth purse their special interest, grow, and develop. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education and leadership experience. The exploring program has 89 participants in 4 posts.
the all markets program vision is to ensure that the scouting program is provided to all youth and adults; regardless of color, race, religion, gender, ethnic background, disability, economic status, or citizenship. All markets programs include a refugee initiative, scoutreach after school programs, special needs scouting programs, and a juvenile diversion program. The all markets initiative brings scout programs to "at-risk inner city youth" giving them a values-based traditional scouting experience after school and an alternative to the influences they are faced with everyday. This program has been particularly successful in the hispanic/latino and refugee communities and currently serves 2,007 scouts in 240 units.