Strategic Plan

Start a Unit

Is your organization looking for a way to provide wholesome, educational activities for youth in your community? Scouting offers an array of programs that include outdoor experiences, advancement, recognition, and values. Learn how your school, community organization, or religious organization can benefit from starting a Scouting unit.

The New-Unit Organization Process

This publication details each of the 12 steps in organizing a new Scouting unit.

Local Council Locator

The Boy Scouts of America provides quality youth programs through over 300 local councils that directly support organizations that operate Scouting units. Use this locator to obtain contact information for the local council service center in your area.

Overview of Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law

Letters of Endorsement

Use your organization's letter to help strengthen support for Scouting within your local membership.

New Unit Resource Kits

Each of these kits contains step-by-step instructions and resource materials for organizing a new unit with a specific organization.

District New-Unit Chart [PDF]

William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award [PDF]

The William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award is presented to recognize volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units