The Ultimate Boy Scouts Quiz
by Staff
In an era when parents are desperate to find safe and nurturing activities for their kids, organizations like the Boy Scouts of America are really thriving. With wholesome activities such as hiking and camping, and an emphasis on honesty and community service, scouting provides an excellent model for a healthy childhood. This quintessentially American fraternity, however, wasn't actually developed in the U.S. Take this quiz to learn more about the Boy Scouts.

When was the Boy Scouts of America organization established?

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920

Who established the Boy Scouts of America?

  • William Boyd
  • W.D. Boyce
  • W.E.B. Du Bois

What is the motto of the Boy Scouts?

  • The motto of the Boy Scouts is "for God and country."
  • The motto of the Boy Scouts is "be prepared."
  • The motto of the Boy Scouts is "scout's honor."

What is the name of the youngest Boy Scout group?

  • Lion Cubs
  • Bear Cubs
  • Tiger Cubs

How old do you have to be join the Tiger Cubs?

  • first grade
  • third grade
  • fifth grade

From second through fifth grade, what do the Boy Scouts offer?

  • Tiger Scouts
  • Cub Scouts
  • Boy Scouts

At what age does a boy qualify for Boy Scouts?

  • nine years old
  • 11 years old
  • 13 years old

Until what age can someone participate in the Boy Scouts?

  • 17
  • 19
  • 21

What percentage of Boy Scouts are former Cub Scouts?

  • 55 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 95 percent

What distinguishes the Varsity Scouts from the Boy Scouts?

  • The Varsity Scouts are university students.
  • The Varsity Scouts include both boys and girls.
  • The Varsity Scouts participate in adventure sports.

Until what age can someone participate in the Venture Scouts?

  • 18
  • 20
  • 25

What is the purpose of the buddy system?

  • to promote friendship
  • to reduce the risk of sexual abuse
  • to increase participation

Approximately how many people have participated in the Boy Scouts?

  • 1.1 million
  • 11 million
  • 110 million

How many different types of merit badges do the Boy Scouts have?

  • 50
  • 75
  • 100

To earn a merit badge a scout must first speak with whom?

  • a parent
  • a scoutmaster
  • a volunteer leader

What is the Order of the Arrow?

  • a special Boy Scout troop
  • a secret rite of passage in the Boy Scouts
  • a rare Boy Scout honor

How many Boy Scouts have received the Order of the Arrow?

  • 200,000
  • 2 million
  • 20 million

What are the Boy Scouts' total revenues?

  • $65 million
  • $650 million
  • $6.5 billion

Which three groups are traditionally denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America?

  • the physically handicapped, the mentally handicapped, and those with psychological problems
  • the "godless," gay, and girls
  • African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics

By how much has Cub Scout membership decreased over the past decade?

  • 50,000 members
  • 500,000 members
  • 5 million members