All About Scouts
Scouting exists to serve the whole family. All of our programs accept male and female youth and parents are encouraged to volunteer as leaders and supporters.
Click on your youth's age group to learn all about scouts.
What does scouting cost?
There is a annual national membership fee of $75 regardless of the unit you join and a one-time joining fee of $25. Each unit sets their own unit dues and you should check with each unit to see what the details are. Some units cover all of the costs with their own funds, others charge a lower amount and each event is a la carte. Every unit participates in fundraisers such as selling scout popcorn that allows the youth to pay their way.
How often do the scouts meet?
When and where the scouting unit meets is up to the unit. Some units meet weekly, others every other week. There is often a quarterly or monthly activity on the weekend. Once you pick a few units to look at you will see their meeting schedules. The unit leader should have a calendar for the upcoming months or year they can share with you once you contact them.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.