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Find a Scouting Unit

To find a Scouting unit, visit www.BeAScout.org, the search source for all Scouting programs.

You can join any time! To contact a staff member about getting involved, email membership@macbsa.org or call 304-366-3940.

Cost of Scouting

Membership with the Boy Scouts of America is $24 per year, prorated based on unit charter renewals.

Other costs are shared by a combination of the sponsoring organization, the Mountaineer Area Council, the greater community, units (through fund-raisers), as well as parents and youth members.


Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Parents and the organizations who charter (sponsor) Scouting groups select the leaders who they would like to work with their children.

Many tools are available to assist unit leaders be effective and enjoy their experience including training, workshops (known as Roundtables), and printed / online literature.

How to Become a Volunteer

Scout Leaders have the opportunity to work with young people and their families, improving your community by enriching participants' lives through fun-filled, worthwhile programs that teach values. By making the commitment to serve as a leader, you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults they will become and build a better future for our nation.

Learn more about volunteering.

How to Start a Scouting Group

Community-based organizations receive national charters to use the Scouting program as a part of their own youth work. These groups, which have goals compatible with those of the BSA, include religious, educational, community associations, and citizens’ groups.

Learn more about Membership Resources.

Recruiting Materials

Support material for current unit leaders to extend Scouting.

*NEW* BSA Brand Center

The most important element of Scout recruitment is to ensure that every boy is extended an invitation to join Scouting. Our goal is to enroll prospective Tigers, Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts into existing packs and troops, to enlist parent participation as unit leaders and committee members, and to organize new units to take care of boys in areas we are not currently serving.

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