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Everything that you need know to launch a Scouts BSA girl troop

Our council is excited to welcome our first
Scouts BSA troops for girls in 2019!

In this article, we have collected information and resources from multiple sources to answer all of your questions and to help simplify the process for getting a Scouts BSA girls troop started.

The guidelines in the this article are a great resource
for both Scouts BSA all-girl and all-boy troops.

If you can’t find the information that you are looking for or have additional questions, please reach out to the Council Service Center and we will put you in touch with a local representative that can help get your unit started!

What is Scouts BSA?

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women.

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

Scouts BSA Information Meeting - January 30

CLICK to download the slides from the January 30 Information Meeting

What You Need to Know About Scouts BSA

Family Scouting Info Graphic – This graphic shares the structure for Linked Troops as well as our separate single gender troops.

Family Scouting Information - General FAQs on Family Scouting

FAQs on the the Scouts BSA Program for Older Girls – This document shares a number of the most frequently asked questions about troop structure, program, and leadership.

Scouts BSA Timeline – This document shares the timeline for materials and support items leading up to the Scouts BSA launch in February 2019.

Youth Protection and Scouts BSAExternal Link – These resources help to describe the Youth Protection Guidelines that govern all Scouting Programs.

BSA Branding Info-graphic – This helpful one page document summarizes the highlights about how to communicate about the new Scouts BSA program.

As Scouts BSA Launch Nears, Here’s the Right Way to Welcome girls - Important information to help us all make sure we are sharing the right information with our chartered organizations, families, and communities as a whole.

Earning the Eagle Scout Rank – Boys and girls who join Scouting for the first time and are older than 16 but not yet 18 by February 1, 2019 can request an extension to complete the rank of Eagle Scout.  Details of the extension are available in this FAQ.  

The Order of the Arrow and Scouts BSAExternal Link – Starting February 1, 2019, female youth will be eligible to be inducted into Scouting’s Honor Society the Order of the Arrow.

How to Start a Scouts BSA Troop – This page gives you step-by-step instructions of what needs to be completed to get your troop started.

Announce Your New Troop to the World! - Work with your council registrar using the instructions for displaying for Scouts BSA “coming soon” unit pins on BeAScout.orgExternal Link.

Recruitment for Scouts BSA – This page takes you through some methods to recruit your initial Scouts for your unit including Webelos-to-Scout Transition, Troop Open House, and taking advantage of nationally produced resources.

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