Welcome to the National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts!

National Capital Area Council, BSA delivers the promise of Scouting to youth in the Washington, D.C., metro area, including the District of Columbia, 16 counties in Maryland and Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. citizens abroad in North and South America. Our programs teach young people to “be prepared!” for adventure, education, service, and leadership.

NCAC Response to COVID-19

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 both locally and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For NCAC’s Post-COVID guidance, please visit our COVID-19 resource page.

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Latest News

  • Troop 1577 Enjoys Canoe Trip on Potomac
    by Carla Brown on June 4, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Troop 1577 had perfect weather for a canoe trip over Memorial Day weekend. Two members of Crew 1577 also joined on the trip. Starting at Paw Paw Tunnel campground, we paddled to Stickpile campsite along the C&O Canal on Day 1, and then to Little Orleans on Day 2. Most of the Troop members had

  • Arrow of Light Scout Sam Birck Awarded Charles H. Townes Supernova Award
    by Nicholas Birck on June 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Sam Birck has been actively pursuing interests in science and technology ever since returning to in-person school after the Pandemic. He actively pursued extracurricular science groups and the Science Fair, and he started to notice: many of the Arrow of Light requirements he was completing for Scouts included science and technology. This spurred Sam to

  • Sea Scouts and Boaters Safety Education Training
    by Charleen Kennedy on June 2, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Sea Scouts has been a part of BSA since 1912 and has a long maritime tradition. While it’s among the smaller programs within BSA it makes an impact on Boater’s education and training. In February of 2022, the program advancement requirements were enhanced to include advancement options for paddle craft units such as kayaking, canoeing,

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