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.

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.

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