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.

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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.


Latest News

  • NCAC 2024 Summer Camp Webinar: High Adventure
    by NCAC Camping Department on April 10, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    March 27, 2024: High Adventure Missed the webinar? You can view a recording of it below. In this webinar, we give units planning for Summer 2024 and future summers an overview of Lenhok’sin High Adventure as well as the NCAC High Adventure Committee sponsored trips to Lenhok’sin, the National High Adventure bases, and other adventures.

  • Earning the Triple Crown of Scouting Achievements
    by Mickey Nemier on April 4, 2024 at 8:35 pm

        After first obtaining the Eagle Scout rank and then reaching the rank of Sea Scout Quartermaster, on March 8th, 2024, William Kennedy completed his trifecta of highest rank in three different Scouting programs, earning his Venturing Summit. From attending National and World Jamborees, to becoming a man overboard with a broken arm at

  • NCAC Outdoor Ethics Guide Summit
    by Sara Holtz on April 1, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    Nearly 70 scouts and scouters from 14 NCAC districts plus Cradle of Liberty, Hawk Mountain & Shenandoah Councils attended our inaugural NCAC Outdoor Ethics Guide Summit. The event featured a course for (Outdoor Ethics Guides)(), a presentation about BSA outdoor ethics courses and awards by Paul Schimke, and a keynote presentation about outdoor ethics in

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