Welcome to Scouting!
First off, we would like to say thank you for your willingness to try out our great organization and all the fantastic benefits it has to offer your child. Scouting is about character development and having confidence in yourself to Be Prepared! Scouting provides programs that build character, encourage mental and physical fitness, and teach the importance of cooperation, citizenship, and responsibility, and working as a team. Whether it’s an outdoor adventure or learning about careers through hands-on experiences, Scouting helps you spend quality time with family, friends, and other caring adults while building self-confidence and living according to the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the U.S. with nearly 3 million youth members and 1.1 million registered adult leaders. These members make up the 122,582 local Scout units. 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. This page is designed to help you become familiar with Scouting and hopefully answer some questions you may have.
Have you Joined a Scouting Unit?
If not, there’s a fast an easy website (www.beascout.org) where you can find a Scouting unit close to you! There are programs for boys and girls age 7 through 20.
Getting started as a new parent and leader:
Once you’ve joined Scouting, there are lots of resources available within your new Scouting group, in your local district (a geographic service area of several dozen Scouting groups), and through your Capitol Area Council (the local Scouting entity that supports 15 Texas counties). If you need help finding your local resources, please give us a call at (512) 617-8611.