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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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