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BE A SCOUT
Join the BSA and start your Scouting journey with programs and activities that allow you to:
Try New Things
Make Ethical Choices
Explore the Outdoors
What Scouts Say About Scouting
Find out what Scouting can do for you
Say it has helped them be
Say it has improved their ability to work with others.
Say it has helped them become stronger team players.
Say it has helped them better understand and sympathize with those less fortunate.
Follow these 3 simple steps and begin your Scouting journey.
Find a Scouting Unit
Select your preferred program(s) (i.e., Scouts BSA, Venturing), enter your zip code, choose your nearest unit, and select APPLY NOW.
Complete a Youth Application
Create an account with my.Scouting.org, complete the application, and make a payment.
Download the My Scouting app, contact your unit’s leader, and begin your Scouting journey!
Questions about signing up?
Learn more about how to join the BSA!
To find a unit near you, simply enter your zip code and we will show you all the Scouting opportunities in your area!
Girls are encouraged to join any of the BSA programs, including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts.
Find a Scouting Unit by entering you zip and selecting your preferred program. On the results page, select “Apply Now”. Complete a Youth Application by creating an account with my.scouting.org and submitting your payment. Once complete, you will be ready to begin your Scouting journey!
To find a Cub scout unit near you, simply enter your zip code, select the Cub Scout program, and we will show you all the Cub Scout units in your area!
There is a one-time, $25 new member fee when you join Scouting for the first time. Learn more about fee amounts.
The Scouting Programs
Want to learn more about a BSA program(s)?
From unit meetings and Scouting activities to uniforms, volunteering, safety and more—
find the answers you’re looking for with ease and convenience!
Contact your local Council, they can help!