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Providing evidence that the Scouting program is beneficial to young people is important to the BSA's key audiences.  Many pieces are available for local council use, including the latest literature developed on national outcomes studies, the "BSA Environmental Scan," and a kit to aid with local research  projects. 

Environmental Scan

The "Environmental Scan" is a supplement to the National Strategic Plan and is provided as a tool to assist with the development of local council strategic plans, publications, presentations, and marketing tools. It includes the most up-to-date secondary data available from governmental agencies.

Local Council Research Kit

This guidebook is designed to help councils develop local outcomes studies.  It includes several sample questionnaires.

Available outcomes research brochures include:

It's Our Turn to Make a Difference brochure (02-478)

Cub Scouting ... Time Well Spent brochure (02-342)

Boy Scouting ... Time Well Spent brochure (02-341)

Venturing ... Time Well Spent brochure (02-340)

The Values of Men and Boys brochure (02-121)

The Scouting Difference brochure (02-146)

A Year in the Life summary booklet (long version) (02-306)

A Year in the Life summary booklet (short version) (02-303)