Adopt A School

The National Capital Area Council’s Adopt-a-School program connects local Scouting units with schools across the Washington D.C. region to build meaningful, sustained community relationships.

In this region, NCAC serves youth in:

  • the District of Columbia;
  • Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s counties in Maryland;
  • Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, Stafford, Culpeper counties, as well as the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Fredericksburg in Virginia.

Through this initiative, Scouting units partner directly with school administrations to provide volunteer services tailored to each school’s unique needs. Units commit to at least one year of service, offering support like ground beautification, event assistance, book drives, and more.

The program aims to create thousands of lasting partnerships that benefit both Scouts and schools. For units, it strengthens their community presence and provides service hour opportunities toward Journey to Excellence. For schools, it offers dedicated volunteer support to enhance student achievement and success.

This collaborative model is a true win-win – Scouts gain impactful service opportunities while schools receive helping hands to improve their campuses and meet goals. The Adopt-a-School program fosters positive change within our local communities by working cooperatively to identify and execute projects.

Units and schools interested in joining this rewarding initiative can find more information and sign-up details below. Let’s work together to make a difference!

Helpful Resources

Service Hour Reporting Form

School Sign-up Form

Visit NCAC Adopt-a-School Service Hour Reporting to record your Unit’s Adopt-a-School service project hours.

Visit NCAC’s Adopt-a-School Initiative: School Signup Form to participate in this amazing opportunity to give back to our local communities! 

A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Projects can take many shapes, such as a community cleanup, repairing a place of worship, improving wildlife habitats, or organizing a recycling effort. Start now reporting all service hours. It is a crucial measurement goal in the Journey to Excellence program. Don’t miss out on valuable points for your JTE unit award.