Join Scouting

From Cub Scouts to Explorers, our programs build strength, character, and positive attitudes. We want you to be a part of it. You can learn more about each of our programs by clicking on the icons on this page. We look forward to having you as a part of our greater Scouting family and are here to answer any questions you may have. Ready to join? Use the ZIP Code search to find programs near you.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is for youth in K-5th grade. Cub Scouts have fun in the outdoors while developing strong character. Cub Scouts gives youth tools for today to build them into leaders for tomorrow.

Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA is for young men and women in grades 5-12, up to age 18. Scouts BSA is youth-led with adult volunteer guidance. Scouts BSA builds future leaders by instilling lifelong values through outdoor adventure.


Venturing is the BSA’s co-ed program for youth ages 14-20. Venture Scouts face challenges and overcome obstacles, all while experiencing “high adventure,” from white water rafting to mountain climbing.

Sea Scouts

For over 100 years, Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and boating skills in youth ages 14-21 through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and maritime heritage.


Explorer Clubs and Posts offer youth ages 10-20 hands-on career experience facilitated by local community organizations and businesses. Exploring prepares young people to confidently enter today’s workforce. 

Why Scouting?

For more than 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 in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to

Try new things      •      Provide service to others    •       Build self-confidence      •      Reinforce ethical standards