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We all want Scouting to continue to inspire youth to live lives of leadership and service for generations to come.

National Capital Area Council’s Membership Committee is here to help make that possible. We provide the tools, training and other resources you need to recruit new members and introduce them to the world of Scouting.

For more information on recruiting and membership, contact Vice President of Membership Chris Lucander.

Membership Committee News

Our Council’s Membership Committee meets quarterly. Membership meetings are held at the Marriott Scout Service Center with call in options. If you would like to be added to the Membership meeting mailing please send requests to Don Kilgore, e-mail below.

Location: Marriott Scout Service Center, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

For more information, contact Don Kilgore.

Have you hosted a Join Scout Night yet?

It’s never too late to get families excited about Scouting! Our Packs do amazing things, so let’s be sure they let everyone know with a Join Scout Night and year round recruiting!

District Commissioners, District Chairs, Membership Chairs ACCs, AVPs and professional staff have packages with great items that help get new families excited about joining Scouts. Need additional supplies? Work through your District Executive and they will make sure you have the supplies needed to have a successful recruiting event. If you are unsure who to contact, send an email to


Training is available to help your unit run a successful Join Scout Night! To attend a training contact your District Membership Chair or local District Executive. If you are unsure who to contact, send an email to


The Membership Committee has a wide range of resources available to help in your recruitment efforts. These include:

Membership Toolkit

The Membership Toolkit is organized into the following folders for your convenience:

Common Mistakes When Submitting Applications

Relationships Committee

The Council Relationships Committee serves to promote Scouting programs to all religious organizations within the council and encourage them to organize new Scouting units. Other responsibilities of the committee are to: