Is there a Scouting unit in my area?

In most instances, yes. There are hundreds of thousands of units in the United States and its territories, as well as units that serve the families of U.S. citizens who live overseas. Enter your zip code in our Council Locator to find your local council. They will be able to tell you about units in your community.

In rare instances where there actually is no unit in your area—which generally occurs only in rural areas or overseas locations—a single youth can become a Lone Scout, working with an adult mentor to pursue the advancement program and participating in activities with nearby units when possible.