Scouting provides programs that build character, foster mental and physical fitness and teach citizenship. Whether it’s an adventure in the outdoors or learning about careers through hands-on experiences, Scouting is about spending quality time with peers, family, and other caring adults.
Cub Scouting (ages 7—10)
Boy Scouting (ages 11-17)
Venturing (ages 14-20)
Exploring (ages 14-20)
Be a Scout Applications to Join Contact the Council Service Center Parent Orientation Guide
Scouting relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.
Journey to Excellence
Scouting is about fun with your friends and your family and learning to live in the outdoors and working together. It’s about camping, hiking, and becoming a leader. Scouting is also about experiencing a career or business first hand.
Tougher than A Boy Scout? Boys' Life Magazine 2013 National Jamboree
Thinking about becoming a Scout? Scouting promises you the great outdoors and instills character, fosters mental and physical fitness and teaches citizenship.
Find your School Night for Scouting Find a Scouting Unit
The Northern Tier District is proud to serve the Northern Johnson county area, north of 75th street-from State Line to the Douglas County line, including the cities of DeSoto, Shawnee, Overland Park, Merriam, Mission, Roeland Park, Fairway, Mission Hills, and Prairie Village.
Many volunteers dedicate their time to Scouting and the youth in our community. To track your involvement, we encourage Scouters to complete this Scout Resume to accurately track your awards and accomplishments.