Join Scouts

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.

To find a unit near you, visit beascout.org. Or, you can fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll help you get started.Congratulations on your decision to register your child in a Scouting program! By doing so, he or she will have a lot of fun – while being challenged to develop leadership skills in an environment that stresses the importance of moral and ethical behavior.

Cub Scouts

Boys and girls in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Scouts BSA

Boys or girls who have finished Fifth Grade up to boys or girls who are not yet 18 years old

Venturing

Boys and girls who are 13 years old and have completed Eighth Grade OR are 14 years old up to boys/girls who are not yet 21 years old

Sea Scouting

Boys and girls who are 13 years old and have completed Eighth Grade OR are 14 years old up to but not yet 21 years old

STEM Scouts

Boys and girls in Third Grade-12th Grade (learn more by visiting stemscouts.org)

Exploring

Boys and girls who are 14 years old and have completed Eighth Grade OR are 15 years old up to but not yet 21 years old

You can fill the form below and we'll help you find a Scout unit near you. Once you decide on which unit to join, a parent or guardian will need to fill out an official membership application for their youth and turn it in to the unit leader.

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