Support

The following resources are provided to support the volunteer leaders who deliver the Scouting program.

Boy Scout Advancement

This is a video overview of the Boy Scout advancement program.

The Building Blocks of Scouting

This resource puts the building blocks of Scouting into perspective, and depicts some of the materials available that help make Scouting happen.

Campmasters

The campmaster corps is a group of selected, trained, and registered Scouters who serve at council weekend camps whenever troops, teams, Webelos dens, or crews are using any part of the camp property.

Guide to Safe Scouting

The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

International Division

The international efforts of the BSA are supported by the International Division at the national office.

Introductory Guide for Merit Badge Counselors

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

Duties of Chaplain Aides and Chaplains

This information will orient volunteers to the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities of chaplain service in Boy Scout troops.

Patrol Plus

Patrols are the building blocks to a strong, well-run troop. Add a patrol or two of new Scouts to your troop and watch what can happen. Here are three ways to add a patrol.

Community Alliances

The Community Alliances Department at the national office works to promote and support Scouting units chartered by national organizations.

Scouting Safely

The Boy Scouts of America has nearly a century of experience conducting high-adventure outdoor activities in a manner that is safe for all participants. A wealth of resources and information are provided to enable adult leaders and youth to help us maintain our impeccable safety record.

Scouting and Lewis and Clark

The BSA and the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes a partnership between the two organizations.

Webelos Transition

Indicates how a pack and troop can work together to facilitate the boys' transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts.

Year-Round Guide to Boy Scout Recruiting

Having a year-round growth plan in place to attract new members to your Scout troop will bring energy and enthusiasm to the troop program.