Welcome to Scouting
Thank you! Thank you for joining our great organization and all the fantastic benefits Scouting has to offer.
Scouting is about character development and having confidence in yourself to Be Prepared! The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the nation. You've joined a great organization, and we want to help you get started!
Our program is a family program, one that we hope will become part of your family. Our goal is that you will come to enjoy Scouting just as much as your child.
Here's how to get started:
Most things you will need to know to get familiar with Scouting is available in online training modules through the my.scouting.org. We recommend you log in, complete youth protection training, This is Scouting Training, then find the training that corresponds with your child's age and program or your area of responsibility. Find out more at https://my.scouting.org/
Go to Camp:
Our summer and winter camps are some of the best in the country. Here is a general link to our camping page.
Every Scouting Leader and every parent will not only have the opportunity to live vicariously through the eyes of children, but Scouting can also provide unique opportunities to deepen relationships and experience new adventures. Unlike many things in a child's life, Scouting tends to be that thing where they get to do things with their parents, enhancing the parent-child relationship well into adulthood.
Resources for starting your Scouting experience:
Here are a few things that you might want to learn about as a new member:
Info for new Cub Scouts and their families
If your son is a new Cub Scout, here's a great starting place to read about the exciting and fun Cub Scout program.
Info for new Scouts BSA and their families
If your son is a new Boy Scout, here's a great starting place to read about the exciting and fun Boy Scout program.
Getting a uniform and your first Scout handbook
There are Scout Stores in Portland and Salem that carry books, uniforms, and other Scouting supplies. Staff are eager to help you get started; click here for store location.
Who can help you get started in your neighborhood
Every neighborhood is served by local adult volunteers and a professional Scouter who work together to coordinate year-round Scouting activities. You can find your local contact by calling (843) 763-0305 and we'll connect you with your local Scouting representative who can help you get started.
Have any questions? Please call us at (843) 763-0305 so we can help!