FAQ

How old (or young) can a youth be to join Scouting?
The Scouting experience is divided into five programs according to age and activities.  Cub Scouting is for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade.  Yo...
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 4:09 PM
What is the responsibility of a parent of a new Scout?
As a parent, you’re a primary role model for your child. Scouting provides a time-tested structure that helps bond parent/child development through group an...
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM
How do adults get involved?
All troops are chartered to a local organization. The chartered organization serves as a sponsor of Scouting and is essentially the owner/operator of the Sc...
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:25 PM
What supplies and equipment does a Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Scout needs is the Scout Handbook. A local Scout shop is the best place to buy a handbook, and the staff ther...
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:27 PM
Where can I find National fee increase information?
BSA Membership Fee increase details and FAQ can be found here: scoutingwire.org/bsa-membership-fee-increase-details-and-faq/
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:32 PM
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting ...
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:34 PM
How do I register for scouting?
You've made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of scouting! Fill out your contact info to receive more information about joining Scou...
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 9:16 PM
What is Scouting?
For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant i...
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:37 PM
Is there a Scouting unit in my area?
Search for units near you: https://beascout.scouting.org/
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
How do I transfer a scout from another unit in the same council?
Transferring from another unit in the Same Council If transferring Scouts between different councils, use the Scoutbook transfer tool. For members in t...
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 1:06 PM