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

  • 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

  • NCAC Eagle Scout Earns First Place in National Paralympic Rifle Championships
    by Jill Brannam on September 21, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Patriot District Scout Earns Paralympic Gold! Eagle Scout Ben H. of Troop 1525 in Annandale recently took first place in two national paralympic rifle championships. He earned gold in 10-meter precision air rifle and 50-meter smallbore rifle in the paralympic division of the U.S. Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, CO in April, and repeated the

  • Camp Catoctin BSA 2024 – Save the Date!
    by Jeff Huggins on September 20, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Camp Catoctin BSA 2024 will take place August 11-17, 2024. Mark your calendars and check-out our website campcatoctinbsa.org or Facebook (Facebook.com/CampCatoctinBSA) for up-to-date information.

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