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

  • Three Cubs Form Their Own Troop
    by Tim Lapham on October 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    This is a success story. Troop 1207 attended Camp Bowman at Goshen this past summer with three scouts and two adults. This may sound like a pathetic turnout, but was actually an amazing turnout for our brand-new troop. This story starts with a group of three Cubs in an AOL Den, about to graduate from

  • Michael’s Woodshop Ventures Into New Territory
    by Dave Schneeman on October 14, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    On October 1, Christina A. of Crew 893 hosted the first Summit Award Project in Michael’s Woodshop, making a set of knot boards for a local Girl Scout Troop. With plenty of bench space, there was ample room to create work stations for drilling, laminating description cards, cutting & binding cords and assembling the knot

  • Akela’s Trail – Cub Scout Training
    by Christopher Cooper on October 14, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Registration for Akela’s Trail, the training formerly known as Pow-Wow!, is open! Akela’s Trail is a 1/2 day virtual event, on November 20, 2021, which provides supplemental training for Cub Scout Leaders, Adults, and Partners. Please pass the information along to everyone in your Cub Scout Units! Register today, https://scoutingevent.com/082-51296.

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