Step 1: Locate your Council and a Unit Near You
Determine which program you are looking for (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA or Venturing), and type in your zip code into the corresponding box. Press “Find … Near You”. This will take you to unit Google pins with choices near you.
Step 2: Contact Your Unit
Use the information provided to contact your potential unit. There are several units programs available based on age, grade and gender. use the filters to narrow the search to what you are looking for.
The Scouting Programs
The Scouting experience is divided into programs according to age and activities.
Step 3: Complete Application
Sign up at a recruitment event and fill out an application or use the online registration system to fill our your application. The Boy Scouts of America now offers an online application process that can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands (if your unit has opted in to this service).
Don’t forget to order Scout’s Life Magazine! Scout’s Life is your monthly look into Scouting! It has all kinds of stories and activities for your son or daughter to help them advance. Click here to get a free issue of Scout’s Life.
Step 4: Start your Adventure in Scouting!
Welcome to Scouting! You are now part of the Boy Scouts of America, the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.