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 Baltimore Area Council office at 443-573-2500. 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) (Grades 1-5)
New Cub Scout Parent Info website for new parents


If you paid membership fees, your child is officially a Scout and can start working on his or her book.

Scout Handbooks: You can pick handbooks at one of our Scout Shops


Boys' Life Magazine: Please allow 4-6 weeks for the first Boys’ Life magazine to arrive.

If you didn't subscribe to Boys' Life magazine check it out at It brings Scouting into your home 24/7.


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



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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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