Scouts BSA Resources

New Scout Leader This document is designed as a simple check-the-box style start-up process for the new Scoutmaster who may be unfamiliar with Scouts BSA.

Family ScoutingThis resource is designed to serve as the single point of information on the latest resources and updates about family Scouting.

Welcome to Our Troop!—This is a one-page, customizable document to be used at a parent orientation.

Troop Resource SurveyThis document can be used to identify the skills and interests of parents so that they can take a more active role in helping Scouts.

Merit Badges—Parents with an interest in becoming merit badge counselors can find the requirements for each badge.

Orientation for New Scouts BSA ParentsThis resource provides you with brief presentations to draw new Scout parents into the troop experience.

Scouting Magazine’s ScoutCast—ScoutCast is a monthly podcast featuring a variety of how-to and informational topics for Scouting leaders and parents.

New Troops Planning page at Troop Leader Resources– Includes resources to assist the new troop in planning their first month’s meetings and programs. Visit New Troops on Troop Leader Resources.

Welcome New Scoutmaster—The resources listed above, in a PDF document.

Troop Leader Resources—Useful information and practical ideas to help make it easier for youth and adult troop leaders to present Scout meetings that are fun with positive outcomes. Visit Troop Leader Resources

ProgramResources.orgTroop Program Resources is designed to serve as a planning tool for troop leaders. Its aim is to provide resources that contribute to making parts of the troop meeting more meaningful, engaging, and fun. Visit ProgramResources.org.

National Eagle Scout Association—The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is a fellowship of Scouts who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of youth America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is “to serve Eagle Scouts and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting.” LEARN MORE