Welcome To Boy Scout Balloons

The spark that lit the idea for the Boy Scout hot-air balloons was in March of 1982. My second son, Alex, was planning a trip to visit his grandparents, Dr Alessandro and Maria Rossi-Espagnet, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Boy Scouts Logo

BSA Balloons Introduction

Get a first hand introduction to and learn more about Boy Scout Hot-Air Balloons

History of BSA Balloons

History of BSA Balloons

Learn about the history of the Boy Scout Balloons and how and where it all started

BSA Pins and Patches

BSA Pins and Patches

The Boy Scouts work extremely hard to earn every balloon merit badge, pin, and patch

BSA Pins & Patches

Boy Scout Jamborees

Jamboree is a large gathering of Scouts who rally at a national or international level.

BSA Personal Stories

BSA Personal stories

Tell us your personal stories from those of you who’s life was changed by BSA Balloons

Boy Scout Photo Gallery

Boy Scout Photo Gallery

Check out our collection of Boy Scout Ballooning photographs from over the years

Up, Up, and Away

In 1985, Eagle Scout Dr. Ralph Armstrong created the first Boy Scouts of America hot-air balloon. Now there are three, with more on the way.

Boy Scout Balloons


Brave was the second Boy Scout balloon and features the Order of The Arrow logo.


The original Trustworthy was retired last year and replaced with a new model featuring the BSA’s 100th anniversary logo


Loyal was the last BSA Balloon and features the National Eagle Scout Association logo.

Boy Scout Jamboree 2010

The National Scout Jamboree is a gathering, or Jamboree, of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America, usually held every four years and organized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America

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On the Drawing Board

Fundraising is ongoing for Thrifty, Clean, and Reverent. The ultimate goal: balloons representing all 12 points of the Scout Law


A Scout is thrifty. A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.


A Scout is clean. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean


A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others


A Scout is helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.


A Scout is Friendly. A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.


A Scout is courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.


A Scout is Kind. A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.


A Scout is Cheerful. A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.


A Scout is Obedient. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.