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.

Alert: Air Quality

When air quality alerts are issued, Scout leaders should refer to the SAFE Checklist and its Safety Moment to determine if an activity is safe. Leaders should review local area guidance for their county (or the county in which the potential outdoor activity will be held.) Units and Districts should refrain from outdoor and strenuous activities if the air quality is forecast to be unhealthy. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments issues air quality warnings for our geographic area:  https://www.mwcog.org/environment/planning-areas/air-quality/air-quality-forecast/. If traveling outside our local region, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers guidance on how to track local conditions and stay safe outdoors: https://www.airnow.gov/wildfires/when-smoke-is-in-the-air/. The American Camping Association provides a resource list for wildfires with additional information for camps: https://www.acacamps.org/resources/wildfires-smoke-impacting-camps

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

  • Scout Earns Medal of Merit for Performing Life Saving CPR
    by Ashante Corey-Bey on September 27, 2023 at 1:35 pm

      Liam S. was awarded The Medal of Merit for saving his Assistant Scoutmaster’s life. The Medal of Merit successfully recognizes those who have performed acts of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflect an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. Liam was out on a routine walk with his

  • Potomac District Welcomes Ten New Eagles
    by Stanley Kwok on September 25, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    The September 2023 NCAC Potomac District Monthly Eagle Board of Review for 10 Scouts was held last night. Congratulations to all the new 🦅 Eagles Scouts and their proud families! Special thanks to all the Scouters, the EBOR Chairs and those who assisted theses 10 Scouts on their journey to reach the 🦅 Eagles rank!

  • Innovation Academy: welding, 3d printing, coding, robotics
    by NCAC STEM on September 22, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    We are excited to offer this workshop series for girls and boys ages 14+ to learn about welding, 3d printing, coding and robotics! This program is called Exploring with Innovation Academy, and takes place in Alexandria, VA at Building Momentum, a problem-solving organization with expertise in training people of all ages in fabrication and building

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