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

  • Pinewood Derby at the U.S. Capitol!
    by Cynthia Griffiths on July 11, 2024 at 9:57 pm

    Yesterday, July 10, 2024, was a very exciting and energetic day for Scouting! As part of the “Scouting The Hill” reception, our Cub Scout Pack 98 from Washington, DC set up and raced a Pinewood Derby in the U.S. Capitol for members of Congress! We believe this was the very first time a Pinewood Derby

  • Leave No Trace Level 1 (Trainers) for the Philmont Rangers
    by Carol Brown on July 11, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    Hey, Hyattsville, MD! Grab everyone, and I mean everyone, and let’s hit the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch. Or maybe the town of Culpepper, VA, or Georgetown University’s undergrads. Let’s go, staggered over the summer. Those two towns and Georgetown each have around 20,000 residents/students. (US Census for 2023) Twenty thousand is the predicted number

  • Scouts and Scouters Introduced to Outdoor Ethics
    by EvelynAnn Bruno on July 5, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    Have you ever wondered about the purpose of Outdoor Ethics in Scouting? Have you ever wondered what the role of a Troop’s Outdoor Ethics Guide is? Never fear, as the NCAC Outdoor Ethics Committee can help you out! On Saturday, June 29, 15 Scouts and Scouters attended the Outdoor Ethics Orientation, and eight Scouts attended

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