The Congressional Award has been partnered with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) since 1999. The Award and Scouts BSA believe in the importance of giving youth the tools to become more productive members of their communities and the confidence to take control of their futures.

Both programs build future leaders by teaching valuable skills such as goal setting and providing opportunities for youth to build mentor-based relationships. The Award provides participants with a structured, yet flexible, platform to achieve personal goals. Many activities Scouts complete can be applied toward the Congressional Award.