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Volunteer with the Scouts

Give back to the youth in your community!

By volunteering with National Capital Area Council you will work with young people to build a better future for our country. Scouting volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences representing every occupation imaginable. The primary criteria is an interest in leading young people to become responsible, caring, competent citizens.

Volunteering also gives you an opportunity to develop new skills and build lifelong friendships while giving back to your community. NCAC offers a strong training program to prepare volunteers to be successful in their roles. That’s why 96% of volunteers say they would recommend volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America to other adults. In fact, volunteers believe their time invested with BSA helps them be a better citizen, better parent, better leader, and a better team member.

Local Units

Local units (packs, troops, crews, ships, and posts) are always looking for responsible and mature individuals who would like to help out as leaders. You could join a unit committee or become an assistant leader in the unit. To find a local unit use our unit search tool.

District and Council Level

The programs and services provided by the Council would never happen without the dedication of the volunteers on numerous committees. Some of our most active include Camping, Membership Recruitment and Retention, Marketing, Property Management, Health and Risk Management, Advancement, Training and Education, and Event Planning.

If you are interested in joining our Council and have skills that can contribute to one of our committees, contact us at or 301-214-9106 to learn how you can help make a difference in a young person’s life, and in our community.