Welcome to National Capital Area Council, BSA!
National Capital Area Council, BSA is one of nearly 300 local councils chartered by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. It is a Class 200 council, meaning it is one of the largest, and is comprised of 23 districts serving ten counties in Northern Virginia, six counties in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands. Our council number is 82.
NCAC serves the District of Columbia; Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties in Maryland, and in Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, Stafford, and Culpeper counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Fredericksburg.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The vision of National Capital Area Council, BSA is to accomplish the mission of the BSA in such an exemplary manner as to be recognized by our public as the premier youth organization in the communities we serve and by other councils and the National Council as second to none in all our endeavors.
Scout Oath and Law
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
The 2012 NCAC Annual Report was released at the Council's 2013 Annual Business Meeting in February. Download the full report: 2012 NCAC ANNUAL REPORT (high resolution - 6MB)
In 2011, NCAC celebrated its 100th anniversary. As we move into our second century, we are looking forward to ensure we are properly positioned to continue serving the ever-changing nature of our true customers, the youth of the greater DC metro area. Our ongoing efforts to maintain a long-range view led to the development of our 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.
This plan recognizes and addresses the significant demographic shifts in our region and their cultural implications, the increasing opportunities (educational, sports, arts, etc.) afforded the youth we serve (and thus the competition for their time), optimization of our facilities (especially Goshen Scout Reservation and Camp William B. Snyder) and financial security that ensures that funding is not a barrier to providing high quality programs and facilities.The six pillars of our Strategic Plan provide the general direction to steer our Council over the next five years. They are aggressive and designed to ensure that we achieve our vision.