FIND

Scouting

Near You

Welcome! Already know what program(s) you are interested in? It’s time to find your Scouting home. Enter your zip code and we will show you what’s available in your area.

Cub Scouts

Scouts BSA

Venturing

Sea Scouts

STEM Scouts

Cub Scouts

Scouts BSA

Venturing

Sea Scouts

STEM Scouts

The Scouting Programs

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Cub Scouts

Youth grades K-5

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Scouts BSA

Youth 11-17 years old

Venturing

Co-ed 14-20 years old

Sea Scouts

Co-ed 14-20 years old

STEM Scouts

Co-ed Grades 3-8

Exploring

Co-ed 10–20 years old

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Sea Scouts

Co-ed 14-20 years old

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STEM Scouts

Co-ed Grades 3-8

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Exploring

Co-ed 10–20 years old

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Venturing

Co-ed 14-20 years old

Here’s How to Join Scouting

We’re excited that you are interested in joining! Your life-changing Scouting journey starts here.
Once you find the perfect unit for your family, fill out an application, and then do a happy dance –  you’re on your way.
 

Complete Application

Start Scouting!

Complete Application

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Start Scouting!

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If you’re having trouble finding the perfect unit for you and your family, contact your local council.
Are you a member of the BSA moving (or living) outside the USA? Click HERE to find out how to stay registered and who to contact!

Contact Your Council

Enter your zip code and your local council will be able to help assist you in the join process.

Become a Leader

Ask any of our volunteers and they’ll tell you, volunteering with Scouting is incredibly rewarding! Watching kids grow is one thing. Leading them through the process is a whole new experience. Are you looking to make an impact on your community? We would love to welcome you to our volunteer family.

Find a unit near you and get in touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members! The registration fee for youth to join Scouting is $72 annually and there is a one-time joining fee of $25 for new members. There may be additional program or activity fees that may be charged by your local unit or council. Of course, these costs may be offset by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds. Please contact your local unit leadership for details.

Meeting times and locations vary. Typically, though, units meet weekly or bi-weekly during the school year and less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits within your family’s schedule.

Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all eligible youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a child’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.

Although there are many resources available to find more information about Scouting, the best is a direct connection with your local unit leadership! From meeting times, to planned activities, they’ll provide answers to all of your Scouting questions.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $42 annual registration fee (includes cost of background check), to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process.

You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting! To get started, simply complete a youth application and submit it, along with the annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Haven’t yet found a unit, or need contact information? Click here for options near you!