Scouting with the BSA Outside the U.S.

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), of which the BSA is a member, is divided into six regions: Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, and Interamerica.

If you’re moving or live outside of the United States, you can continue to be a member of the Boy Scouts of America through the three BSA councils providing service to BSA members participating in BSA Scouting programs outside of the U.S.

See the map below for the service areas of these councils along with their contact information.

Click on the gold info icon for each service area to get started and find out more:

For countries in the Interamerican Region
(North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean), contact:
National Capital Area Council -Direct Service 

Phone
301-530-9360

Address
National Capital Area Council, Direct Service
9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3897

Website/Email
Web: ncacbsa.org/directservice/
Email: DirectService@NCACBSA.org

For countries in the European, Arab, Eurasia, and Africa regions,  contact: Transatlantic Council, BSA

Phone
CIV: +32 2 717 9726

Address
Transatlantic Council, BSA
USAG Brussels, Unit 28100
Box 24, APO AE 09714

Web/Email
Web: tac-bsa.org
Email: program@tac-bsa.org

For countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, contact:
Far East Council, BSA

Phone
– within Japan: 098-971-9014
– international: +81-98-971-9014

Address
Far East Council BSA
Unit 35049, FPO AP 96373-5049

Web/Email
Web: fareastcouncil.org/
Web: fareastcouncil.org/about/service-centers
Email: membership@fareastcouncil.org

Three councils handle both Lone Scouting and Unit-based programs for BSA members living within their service area:

National Capital Area Council

For countries in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean, contact the National Capital Area Council:

Transatlantic Council, BSA

For countries in the European, Arab, Eurasia, and Africa regions: 

  • Phone: CIV: +32 2 717 9726
  • Website:  tac-bsa.org    
  • Email: program@tac-bsa.org 
  • Address: Transatlantic Council, BSA; USAG Brussels, Unit 28100; Box 24, APO AE 09714

Far East Council, BSA

For countries in the Asia-Pacific Region:

For more information about WOSM regions and the list of countries that they serve, please see below and select the appropriate region.

AFRICA REGION

ARAB REGION

ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

EURASIA REGION

EUROPEAN REGION

INTERAMERICAN REGION