Welcome to Scouting

Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America!

You’ve just joined the nation’s foremost character development organization for youth.  The next step is to help you and your child connect with Scouts near you. Our staff is now contacting the local leaders on your behalf. If you are not contacted by a Scout leader within a few days, please call the Mason-Dixon Council Scout Service Center at 301.739.1211. In fact, just call us anytime you have questions about Scouts, handbooks, uniforms or other getting-started questions. Many answers are here:


Cub Scout Parent Information Guide (pdf)
Uniform Guide 

If you paid membership fees, your son or daughter is officially a Scout and can start working on their book.

  • Handbooks can be purchased at the Scout Shop in the Scout Service Center.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for the first Boys’ Life magazine to arrive.

Safety is our top priority. Please read the How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse (pdf).