Troop Resources

For Leaders

The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

Everything you need to know for advancement. Links are provided to materials that are available online.

Trained leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for crews. When leaders understand Scouting, they are more effective in their roles.

Application forms, nomination forms, and more.

These helpful resources and reference materials are available to help you support your troop or team.

Resources you need to build, activate, and improve your troop marketing and recruiting strategy. 

The transition from a Webelos den to a Scouts BSA troop is an important stage in the Scouting journey. 

The unit’s program calendar and budget information can youth and their parents gain a greater understanding of just what fun is waiting for them during the unit’s entire program year.

A planning tool for troop leaders with resources that contribute to making parts of the troop meeting more meaningful, engaging, and fun.

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.

A one-stop set of tools to help adult and youth leaders envision, plan, prepare, and conduct safe, exciting, and successful outdoor adventures

Program Features consists of 48 themed modules to help make program planning easier for troop leaders. 

Identify the skills and interests of parents so that they can take a more active role in helping Scouts.

The news and stories you need as a Scout Leader or parent.

Detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

The BSA’s online unit management tool to help Scouts, parents, and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail.

The definitive resource on terms and style specific to Scouting and the organization.

Guidelines and sample questions for conducting a Board of Review.

Use these resources to help you manage online registration for your unit or council.

The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that all youth want to participate fully and be respected like every other member of the unit. 

Appreciation for our natural environment and a knowledge of the interrelationships of nature bolster our respect and reverence toward the environment and nature.

The official store for the Boy Scouts of America – offering outdoor gear, Scout uniforms, camping supplies, and Scouting expertise

The chaplain can encourage Scouts in their work and other aspects of their total lives, and contribute to their spiritual welfare and growth.

The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. 

Brief presentations to draw new Scout parents into the troop experience.

 A one-page, customizable document to be used at parent orientation.

Resources to assist the new troop in planning their first month’s meetings and programs.

Resources to assist a new Scoutmaster.

A simple check-the-box style start-up process for the new Scoutmaster who may be unfamiliar with Scouts BSA.

For Scouts

Quick references and complete courses designed to help youth members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program. 

This workbook includes valuable information that can help ensure your success. 

These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Dozens of universities, BSA local councils, and religious, civic, and military organizations offer college scholarships to Scouts. 

Program Features consists of 48 themed modules to help make program planning easier for troop leaders. 

The authoritative source on advancement policies and procedures and best practices.

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.

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.

A one-stop set of tools to help adult and youth leaders envision, plan, prepare, and conduct safe, exciting, and successful outdoor adventures.

There are a variety of outdoor opportunities available for older Scouts (those who are at least 13 years old or have completed the seventh grade).

An exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in NYLT. NAYLE is offered at all four BSA High Adventure Bases

More than 180,000 members strong, the Order of the Arrow recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

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. 

Young leaders from the Boy Scouts of America have the opportunity to learn more about Scouting in Europe by working at a European Scout center.

Detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

Chaplain aide is an approved youth leadership position for Scouts. The responsibilities are to encourage spiritual awareness and growth in the lives of troop members and to assist the chaplain.

The official store for the Boy Scouts of America – offering outdoor gear, Scout uniforms, camping supplies, and Scouting expertise.