Atlanta Area Council  

Scouts BSA

Coming February 2019

Two Scouts High Five on Bicycles

A Scout Is...

Scouts BSA is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship, leadership, and fitness for young men and women ages 11 through 17. Scouting helps youth develop into a well-rounded young adults.

The Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in Scouting, is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence and is available to all Scouts BSA members.

Scouts can take part in many camping opportunities within their troop, at one of the Atlanta Area Council's two camps, or at one of the National High Adventure Bases.

In Scouts BSA, youth take responsibility for the activities of the troop. By planning and organizing activities, they develop teamwork and learn to lead as well as follow.

In addition to Scouts BSA, youth 14 and up can also be part of the Venturing program. After Scouts BSA (once a Scout has turned 18), Scouts can become a volunteer leader in their Scout Troop.


Scouts take a selfie on a hikeHow Does Scouting Work?

Each Scout is a member of a Troop which is broken up into Patrols. Patrols are groups of 6-10 youth around the same age who meet each week at a local school, place of worship, or other community location. Patrols and Troops go on fun trips, play games, do service projects, and learn new skills.

How much does Scouting cost?

Scouting has fees for membership and activities. The annual membership fee is $33 and Scouts' Life magazine is an optional $12 plus tax per year. When joining, both of these fees are prorated by month. Other costs vary depending on the activities of your local Troop and typically range from $40 to $80 annually. One of the key values of Scouting is that Scouts should help earn their own way. That's why we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for your child to earn the money needed to camp and participate in other activities.

We believe that every youth should have the chance to be a Scout! Because of the generosity of local families, businesses and leaders, the Atlanta Area Council can offer assistance to support local families in need.

Is Scouting in my neighborhood?

Absolutely! There are tons of organizations in neighborhoods throughout the Atlanta area that sponsor Scout Troops. Scouts meet at service organizations, places of worship, schools, and more, all within a comfortable distance to your home. To find a Troop near you, give us a call at 770-989-8820.

Who will lead our Troop?

Scouting is a family activity! You will have the opportunity to take a role in leading your Scout's experience - and we're here to help you become the best leader you can be with training, online resources and support from our Program Center.

Every volunteer leader is required to go through a rigorous background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures all Scouts will be in a safe and fun environment.

The Atlanta Area Council provides many training opportunities for our leaders to enhance the program they deliver, and increase the skills they can pass onto our Scouts.

What about other activities like sports?

Lots of youth take part in Scouting along with a variety of other activities like sports, music, academic interests, and more. These programs all work together with Scouting to provide your child with a balance of adult role models and experiences!

How can my child become a Scout?

Joining Scouts is easy. Our helpful staff will connect you with a local Scout Troop and volunteer leader. Call us at 770-989-8820 to find out more about Scouts BSA or click here to fill out a form and we'll contact you.

How do I recruit for my Troop?

There are many ways to recruit new Scouts for your Troop, and we want to be sure you are prepared with materials! Ask your District Executive how to order personalized Scouts BSA flyers or click here to download your own.  

Click here to get a full overview with tips and tools for implementing a new Scouts BSA Troop!


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)