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By the numbers: Boy Scouts of America

Published On: Feb 06 2013 10:47:10 AM PST   Updated On: May 24 2013 08:23:09 AM PDT

The Boy Scouts of America recently decided to allow openly gay youths to join scouting. Take a look at the numbers behind America's largest youth organization.

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The BSA is made up of various programs: Tiger Scouts (first graders, or 7-year-olds); Cub Scouts (second through fifth graders, or 8, 9, and 10-year-olds); Webelos Scouts (fourth-and fifth-graders, or 10-year-olds); Boy Scouts (11 through 17-year-olds); Varsity Scouts (14 through 17 year-olds); and Venture Scouts, which is a is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 (or 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade) through 21.

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