I'm New to Scouting...

Welcome to Scouting!

First off, we would like to say thank you. Thank you for your willingness to try out our great organization and all the fantastic benefits it has to offer your child. Scouting is about character development and having confidence in yourself to Be Prepared! The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the U.S. with nearly 3 million youth members and 1.1 million registered adult leaders. These members make up the 122,582 local Scout units. Our program is a family program, one that we hope will become part of your family. Our goal is that you will come to enjoy Scouting just as much as your child. This page is designed to help you become familiar with Scouting and hopefully answer some questions you may have.

Have you Joined a Scouting Unit?

If not, there's a fast an easy website (www.beascout.org) where you can find a Scouting unit close to you! 

There are programs for:

  • boys age 7 - 20
  • girls age 14 - 20

Getting started as a new parent and leader:

Once you've joined Scouting, there are lots of resources available within your new Scouting group, in your local district (a geographic service area of several dozen Scouting groups), and through your Inland Northwest Council (the local Scouting entity, made up of twenty districts).  If you need help finding your local resources, please give us a call at 509.325.4562.


Cub Scout Parents' Guide

Click the links below to discover more about the Cub Scouting Program.

Getting Started

Resources and Support

Becoming a Leader