Local Council

The Scouting program is delivered to youth directly through their individual packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships. These units are supported by nearly 280 local councils.

Support provided to local councils is used for:

  • Scholarships
  • Program supplies for youth activities
  • Volunteer training
  • Camp and service center maintenance

National Council

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

The National Council provides local council’s with program materials, resources and support of the Scouting program. Funding provided to the National Council is used for:

  • Development of program materials and resources
  • Infrastructure support for local councils such as maintaining membership database and reporting functions
  • Development of professional and volunteer training materials