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 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. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in National Capital Area Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For more information on planning in-person activities please visit our COVID-19 resource page.

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Latest News

  • Family Camping is Back at Camp Snyder!
    by Lindsay Cephas on September 14, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    The ever-popular family camping with activities is available again this fall at Camp Snyder.  You can choose from two weekends, October 22-24 or November 19-21.  Cubs, Scouts BSA and younger and older youth can participate on either weekend.  Sign-up quickly, because these weekends with program activities are limited to 150 participants. Your Cub or Scout

  • SEEKING COUNSELORS – October 2021 NCAC MB@Home
    by Lindsay Cephas on September 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    We’re starting another MeritBadges@Home campaign and need your help! The National Capitol Area Council (NCAC), Scouts BSA is looking for Merit Badge Counselors for the October 2021 session of the NCAC MeritBadges@Home program. Counselors will conduct remote instruction for Scouts through Zoom and collaborate through the Basecamp platform between a period of October 11-30, 2021. (Last three

  • Scout Inventors, with thanks to the USPTO!
    by NCAC STEM on September 11, 2021 at 3:38 am

    This summer, the United States Patent & Trademark Office hosted a multi-day virtual event for over 150 Scouts BSA to earn the Inventing Merit Badge. In July, youth were welcomed to a virtual learning session by Elizabeth Dougherty, the Eastern Regional Outreach Director of the USPTO and David Gooder, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the

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