Strategic Plan

Start a Unit

Is your organization looking for a way to provide wholesome, educational activities for youth in your community? Scouting offers an array of programs that include outdoor experiences, advancement, recognition, and values. Learn how your school, community organization, or religious organization can benefit from starting a Scouting unit.

The New-Unit Organization Process

This page details each of the 12 steps in organizing a new Scouting unit.

Local Council Locator

The Boy Scouts of America provides quality youth programs through over 300 local councils that directly support organizations that operate Scouting units. Use this locator to obtain contact information for the local council service center in your area.

Letter Of Endorsement

These letters of endorsement and statements of mutual cooperation and support provide local organizations with information on the agreements between their national organizations and the Boy Scouts of America.

Note: When available, PDF files are suitable for personal printing. Vendor PDFs are camera ready and for use by professional print shops.


Homeschooling Information

Private Schools

Association of Northern California Chinese Schools

Public Schools

High School Scholars, National Society of

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Memorandum of Understanding Between HACU and BSA

School Administrators, American Association of

Schools and Scouting–What School Leaders Should Know

Schools and Scouting: Working Together for Youth

The Case for School Access PowerPoint Presentation

The Orange Council Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Letter of Support


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

TKE Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Zeta Psi Fraternity

Additional Resources

NMNSH(National Museum of Nuclear Science & History)