Scouting has many materials to help you deliver the program. Some items are created by local staff and volunteers and others are produced by the National Boy Scouts of America. We have collected both national and local resources here for you on this page. 

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The state disclosures below are included because state law requires them to be provided in writing. Some of the below rights, notices, or information also may apply to individuals from, applying to, or volunteering in states not listed below. There may be additional requirements, options, or provisions applicable to you and you may have additional rights under applicable law that are not required to be disclosed to you in writing.

A form for registering to become an adult leader, in English.

A form for registering to be an adult leader, in Spanish.

This annual agreement is between the chartering organization of a pack, troop, crew, team, or ship and the local council.

The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record (680-001 parts A, B, and sometimes C) is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. This National BSA web page will guide you to downloading the right parts of the form for your camp, activity, or adventure.

The purpose of the BSA’s National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) is to help councils elevate camps to new levels of excellence in delivering Scouting’s promise to youth. Councils will engage in rigorous review of camps and properties, continuous improvement, and correction or elimination of substandard practices.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures

The Council Community Service Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Adult Scouters to realize their responsibility to serve their city, state and nation, both individually and through group effort.

This document contains all of the various conservation awards

Complete and submit withing 90 days of the incident. Ths policy is excess to any other available source of medical benefits. This means that you must file your bills through your primary, or personal, insurance carrier prior to this policy responding. When your primary insurance company processes the charges, they will send you an Explanation of Benefits, or “EOB”. You must forward a copy of the Explanation of Benefits for EACH CHARGE.

All participants, visitors, vendors, etc. (youth and adult) must use this checklist to screen for potentially communicable diseases. This checklist must be completed before departure on the day of the event. It will be reviewed upon arrival.

This National BSA web page lists advancement, awards, and other Cub Scout forms, resources, and applications

Learn more about how to be an outdoor steward!

The purpose of the DCS Knot award is to recognize completion of a standardized program leading to the award of the Doctor of Commissioner Service (DCS) from the College of Commissioner Service (CCS),

our gift to the Tribute Fund is a way to recognize a special occasion or person.

If you can check off each of the items listed on this document you are ready to submit your Eagle Scout Application. Includes a list of the top 10 mistakes that delay processing of your Eagle Scout Rank application

When submitting the Eagle Scout Rank Application the unit leader collects letters of recommendation from the Scout's parent or guardian, school, place of worship, and other references on these forms. These letter of recommendation are provided to the Eagle Scout Board of Review committee and remain confidential.

Include this card with your Eagle Scout Paperwork. The council registrar will use this information to contact the Scout or unit leader if there are missing or incomplete items.

This application is to be submitted after you have completed all requirements for the Eagle Scout rank.

See all the steps involved in earning and completing the Eagle Scout Rank and rank application process from earning Life Scout rank through the Court of Honor.

While a Life Scout, the Eagle candidate must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to a religious institution, school or community. All the steps and key tips and information are outlined in this handy guide.

Eagle Scout candidates must use the official Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 512-927, as produced by the BSA, and available here.

Use this as a guide to send news releases to your community newspapers and publications upon achieving the high honor of Eagle Scout

Form for your pack to choose if girls will be involved in your pack.

As a merit badge counselor, your mission is to join fun with learning. You are both a teacher and mentor as the Scout works on a merit badge and learns by doing. Your hands-on involvement could inspire a Scout to develop a lifelong hobby, pursue a particular career, or become an independent, self-supporting adult.

The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities is that every boy wants to participate fully and be treated and respected like every other member of the troop. Use the resources around you, and this pamphlet to help fufill the promise of Scouting for every boy.

This scholarship is designed to support students who have the Eagle Scout rank or the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award is renewable annually for three additional years and is awarded in amounts varying from $1,000 to $3,000 per year. Application due January 15.

It is the policy of Northern Star Council to maintain a Scouting environment based on respect and courtesy.

Complete this form any time documentation is needed for a medical or non-medical (e.g. youth protection, harassment, physical injury, council building/property damage, etc.) type situation.

The Individual Scout Advancement Plan is the basic plan that can be used for all Scouts to document proposed and approved alternative advancement requirements.

Contribute $1000 or more to the council endowment funds and be recognized as a member or honor another as a James E West Fellow.

The key award recognizes adult leaders who complete specific training and performance goals over a three-year period. A Commissioner may also earn the Arrowhead Honor, which is for commissioners who exhibit quality performance and leadership. Use this form for tracking both awards for District Commissioners and Assistant District Commissioners.

The key award recognizes adult leaders who complete specific training and performance goals over a three-year period. A Commissioner may also earn the Arrowhead Honor, which is for commissioners who exhibit quality performance and leadership. Use this form for tracking both awards.
The key award recognizes adult leaders who complete specific training and performance goals over a three-year period. A Commissioner may also earn the Arrowhead Honor, which is for commissioners who exhibit quality performance and leadership. Use this form for tracking both awards.

Training Keys may be presented to Scoutmasters

A merit badge application can be approved only by a registered merit badge counselor.

Complete this form as part of the merit badge counselor application process (along with the Adult Member Application and Youth Protection Training).

The National BSA Mile Swim award requirements

Some tips for setting up the mobile archery ranges. The kits also include pictures and additional documents which are helpful.

Required to Review Before Using the Mobile Archery Range

The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts.

The purpose of the Venturing awards program is to provide a pathway for accomplishment in the Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth, Service model.

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare members of the Boy Scouts of America to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

The National Rifle Association, working with the BSA and the Shooting Sports Committee, has compiled clarification in the terminology and delivery of the BSA shooting sports programs here

The Venturing awards and recognitions programs are designed to help Venturers grow in the areas of adventure, leadership, personal development, and service.

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting.

A compilation of quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.

To encourage a pack to be active when school is out for the summer, by doing one activity per month in June, July, and August.

Our staff will provide and assist in completing this form to officially start a new pack, troop, or crew.

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

This form can only be used to change positions within a unit. Any new registrationsor transfers from other units must fill out a full adult application.

The requirements a Scout must complete to earn the rank of Eagle Scout

The requirements a Scout must complete to earn the rank of Life

Upon consideration of the evidence submitted from all sources, as set forth in this recommendation form, we respectfully recommend that the National Court of Honor grant the award checked below. Note: If the action being considered is deserving of merit but does not qualify for a national award, do not submit this form. The Local Council Certificate of Merit, No. 606760, is suitable for this purpose.

Some organizations, other than chartered partners, may require listing them as an additional insured for a specific time period or event. Use this request form to get a copy of the certificate listing your Scouting group as additional insured. Otherwise, just download the BSA Certificate of General Liability Insurance available elsewhere on this site.


In order for an individual to qualify for registration beyond the age of eligibility, his disability must be permanent and so severe that it precludes advancement even at a rate significantly slower than considered typical.

After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing these requirements.

General information and requirements on more than 100 merit badges. Any Boy Scout or Varsity Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any of these at any time.

Every Scout leader should consider some basic planning tips when it comes to preparing for a Scouting outing or trip.

Download various logos related to our council and the BSA.

Looking to nominate someone for the silver beaver award? This fillable sheet has everything you need, including instructions on filling it out and where it goes.

Tips for a successful silver beaver nomination.

The Boy Scouts have labored for decades to curtail sexual abuse of scouts by adult volunteers. But when their name was evoked in a lawsuit linked to the Penn State abuse scandal, the reference was not to problems — it was acknowledgment that the Scouts' current prevention policies are considered state of the art.

The Trailhead Award recognizes those Webelos Scouts who have gone above and beyond their Arrow of Light requirements and have a strong start on their Scouts BSA adventure.

To encourage training, tenure in a position, participation, and performance of adult leaders.

To recognize den leaders who have completed training, tenure, and performance requirements. Available for Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, and Webelos den leaders.

To encourage training, tenure in a position, participation, and performance of adult leaders.

We encourage units to use Internet Advancement Reporting, but this form is also available. Submit the form at the Scout Shop when you purchase the awards.

A unit’s money-earning methods should reflect Scouting’s basic values. Whenever your unit is planning a money-earning project, this checklist will serve as your guide.

A spreadsheet that can be used by the crew to help track members progress toward the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit Awards

The Venturing Summit Award is the highest honor for Venturers. Candidates must use this workbook in completing the Summit Award service project.

Thank your employer and get support for Wood Badge

Wood Badge staff positions are service opportunities. Volunteers representing Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing as well as people whose Scouting involvement is at the district and council levels are encouraged to express interest in serving by submitting this form.

A form for registering youth members, in English.

A form for registering youth members, in Spanish.

Report your Youth Protection Training for both Youth and Adults

These nationally produced videos are part of the Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Training courses designed for youth.