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10 months ago
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What Activity Type on the Common App would participation in Boy Scouts be?

I'm an Eagle Scout and Troop Guide, and I was wondering which of the following categories my participation in Boy Scouts would fall under. This is for the CommonApp activities list.

Academic

Art

Athletics: Club

Athletics: JV/Varsity

Career-Oriented

Community Service (Volunteer)

Computer/Technology

Cultural

Dance

Debate/Speech

Environmental

Family Responsibilities

Foreign Exchange

Journalism/Publication

Junior R.O.T.C.

LGBT

Music: Instrumental

Music: Vocal

Religious

Research

Robotics

School Spirit

Science/Math

Student Gov.t./Politics

Theater/Drama

Work (paid)

Other Club/Activity

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10 months ago[edited]

Typically I've had students put scouting under Community Service (Volunteer), especially for Eagle Scouts because that describes most Eagle Scout projects effectively. (Though these categories are not particularly important the description you write will be what shapes an admissions officer's understanding of your experiences.)

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10 months ago

I’d put it as other or possibly career oriented depending on badges and your major but 99/100 I’d put it as other

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