How to Join


Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is an active program for children (both boys and girls) in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families that encourages learning, friendship—and most of all—getting out and having fun! Your child will join with others in the same grade in a “den” led by the parents and have a Handbook of adventures for their grade level. All of the Cub Scouts and families in the dens make up the “pack”, also led by parents. With an emphasis on outdoor events, small gatherings, and activities with family, Cub Scouts is a great way to let your kids safely socialize, learn, and have fun. Click the link above to find a Cub Scout Pack near you.


Scouts, BSA

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth who are 11 years old through 17 years old (or starting at 10 years old and in fifth grade -- if joining after March 1 or if the Scout has earned the Arrow of Light in Cub Scouting) that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. Open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the chance to earn Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else. Click the link above to find A Scouts, BSA program near you.



Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Click the link above to find a Venturing Crew near you.


Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts is a program for young women and young men age 14 (or 13 and competed 8th grade) through 20 focused on sailing, motorboating, paddle sports, and any other aquatic activities. Sea Scouts is scout-led with meetings, events, overall goals, and even ship bylaws planned by the scouts. Click the link above to find a Sea Scout Ship near you.



Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. 

Explorers get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. They develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in their selected career fields, and they get to know other teenagers and young adults sharing their same interests and aspirations. Exploring can be the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment.

Explorers are organized into Posts based around their career interests. Posts are located at businesses or community organizations and are led by trained professionals in their respective fields. Fields represented by Exploring Posts in the Atlanta Area include: Aviation, Business, Engineering, Health Care, Public Safety, Science, Technology and more.  Click the link above to get  more information about the Exploring program.