How to Join Scouting

You can join any time! To contact a staff member about getting involved email or call 443-573-2513.

To find a Cub Scout Pack (boys 7-10) or a Boy Scout Troop (boys 11-18) in your area now, visit our and search by zip code or city.

Cost of Scouting

Membership with the Boy Scouts of America is a prorated national fee of $10 per year.  Scholarships are available so that cost is not a barrier to participation. See the prorated fee scheduleMembers are encouraged to subscribe to Boys' Life magazine, an award-winning publication for only $12 per year for 12 issues.  Other costs are shared by a combination of the sponsoring organization, the Baltimore Area Council, the greater community, units (through fund-raisers), as well as parents and youth members. 


Scouting is a volunteer-led program.  Parents and the organizations who charter (sponsor) your son's Scouting program will select the leaders that will work with your children.  Charter Organizations are always looking for interested individuals to volunteer.

Many tools are available to assist unit leaders be effective and enjoy their experience including training, monthly workshops (known as roundtables), and printed and online literature.

How to Become a Volunteer

Scout Leaders have the opportunity to work with young people and their families, improving your community by enriching participants' lives through fun-filled, worthwhile programs that teach values. By making the commitment to serve as a leader, you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults they will become and build a better future for our nation.

Learning more about volunteering


How to Start a Scouting Group

Community-based organizations receive national charters to use the Scouting program as a part of their own youth work. These groups, which have goals compatible with those of the BSA, include religious, educational, community associations, and citizens? groups.

Learn more about sponsoring Scouting

Recruiting Materials

Support material for current unit leaders to extend Scouting. The most important element of the Scout Round-Up is to ensure that every boy is extended an invitation to join Scouting. Our goal is to enroll prospective Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts into existing packs and troops, to enlist parent participation as unit leaders and committee members, and to organize new units to take care of boys in areas we are not currently serving.


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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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