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Welcome to Scouting!

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Friends, fun, and adventure: Scouting is the youth program designed to bring in everyone from the family to the great outdoors, learn new skills, and develop character. For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has instilled in children and their families a sense of accomplishment and pride, teaching them how to become future leaders of their communities.

To join Scouting, a family must find a local unit.  To find a local unit and to register online, go to  If you do not know what unit you want to join or just want a Scouting representative to reach out to you, please fill out this form.

If you have already applied, welcome to the fun of Scouting! We are excited to have you join in on our adventures. We hope that this is first stop in your journey will help you be prepared alongside your child to make the most of our Scouting programs. Throughout the year, the Crater Lake Council holds opportunities for families to learn more about and sign up for Scouting.  Below is the list of upcoming join Scouting nights.

Upcoming Join Scouting Nights:

Grants Pass, OR.


Bend, OR.


Klamath Falls, OR.


Scouting Programs

There is a Scouting program for every youth: from kindergarten to young adults, each program is geared for everyone to be able to explore and come out fulfilled with new character growth and skill development.

Cub Scouts is for youth in grades K-5. or 6 to 10 years of age. Children who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Scouts BSA.

Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts) is for youth 11 to 17 years of age. Scouts also may join Scouts BSA if they have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.

Sea Scouts promotes better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.

Exploring provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Exploring connects youth with professional organizations so Scouts can explore what a myriad of opportunities for their future.

Quickstart Guide to Scouting

There is a lot to learn when it comes to Scouting and all of its inner workings. With this in mind, the Crater Lake Council has compiled together a quick guide for parents that want to jump in and find out what Scouting is all about!

Click here to reach the Quickstart Guide to Scouting.

Volunteering in Scouting

Scouting is a volunteer-led program, with parents becoming part of their Scouting unit’s leadership. Volunteering not not only helps parents encourage their child to become engaged in Scouting, but also gives families the opportunity to learn new skills and create memories together throughout their time in the program.

All adult leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training in order to volunteer in Scouting. Parents are highly encouraged to partake in Youth Protection Training, regardless of if they decide to become leaders. The training can be done at

The safety of children in our programs is the most important priority of the Boy Scouts of America.

The BSA’s safeguards highlighted below are key parts of our multilayered approach to help keep kids safe.

These measures were informed by respected experts in the fields of child safety, law enforcement, and child psychology and are among the strongest safeguards found in any youth-serving organization.

Costs of Scouting

Generally, a family should budget about $250 to get a Scout started, but this is broken into a few parts and does not need to be paid all at once. Each unit has its own fundraisers to help Scouts fund their year so most costs become perpetually covered as the family stays involved.  Financial assistance is available to families that need assistance joining Scouting.

The Cost of Scouting breaks down as follows:

  • $108 annual membership fee for youth; $81 annual membership fee for adults. 

  • $24 Scouting handbook.

  • $70-100 uniform basics (shirt, patches, etc). These uniform basics can last a few years, and varies in costs depending on what your unit’s specific uniform requirements are.

  • $25 BSA National’s New Member Joining Fee (only paid once in order to join the Scouting program).

*Some units charge their own dues each year to cover monthly activities.

Local Scouting in the Crater Lake Council

Our council reaches from the coasts of Northern California to Central Oregon. It is broken up by regions called “districts”, each with their own local volunteers and Scouting Growth Coaches who help oversee the Scouting activities. Click the drop-down options below to find your zip code, city, and/or county by district.

We have folks in each of our districts that are more than happy to help you find local Scouting near you. Their contact information can be found over on our Staff Directory page.

Fremont District

Central Oregon Region

Zip CodeCity, StateCounty
97620Adel, ORLake
97711Ashwood, ORJefferson
97701Bend, ORDeschutes
97702Bend, ORDeschutes
97707Bend, ORDeschutes
97708Bend, ORDeschutes
97709Bend, ORDeschutes
97712Brothers, ORDeschutes
97730Camp Sherman, ORJefferson
97641Christmas Valley, ORLake
97760Crooked River Ranch, ORJefferson
97760Crooked River, ORJefferson
97734Culver, ORJefferson
97735Fort Rock, ORLake
97739La Pine, ORDeschutes
97630Lakeview, ORLake
97741Madras, ORJefferson
97635New Pine Creek, ORLake
97636Paisley, ORLake
97751Paulina, ORCrook
97637Plush, ORLake
97752Post, ORCrook
97753Powell Butte, ORCrook
97754Prineville, ORCrook
97756Redmond, ORDeschutes
97638Silver Lake, ORLake
97759Sisters, ORDeschutes
97640Summer Lake, ORLake
97760Terrebonne, ORJefferson
97761Warm Springs, ORJefferson

Klamath District

Oregon Klamath Basin Region

Zip CodeCity, StateCounty
96006Adin, CAModoc
96101Alturas, CAModoc
97621Beatty, ORKlamath
97622Bly, ORKlamath
97623Bonanza, ORKlamath
96015Canby, CAModoc
96104Cedarville, CAModoc
97731Chemult, ORKlamath
97624Chiloquin, ORKlamath
97604Crater Lake, ORKlamath
97425Crescent Lake, ORKlamath
97733Crescent, ORKlamath
97625Dairy, ORKlamath
96108Davis Creek, CAModoc
96110Eagleville, CAModoc
96112Fort Bidwell, CAModoc
97626Fort Klamath, ORKlamath
97737Gilchrist, ORKlamath
97627Keno, ORKlamath
97601Klamath Falls, ORKlamath
97602Klamath Falls, ORKlamath
97603Klamath Falls, ORKlamath
96115Lake City, CAModoc
96116Likely, CAModoc
96054Lookout, CAModoc
97632Malin, ORKlamath
97633Merrill, ORKlamath
97634Midland, ORKlamath
97639Sprague River, ORKlamath

Pacific Rivers District

Coastal Northern California Region

Zip CodeCity, StateCounty
95511Alderpoint, CAHumboldt
95518Arcata, CAHumboldt
95521Arcata, CAHumboldt
95524Bayside, CAHumboldt
95514Blocksburg, CAHumboldt
95525Blue Lake, CAHumboldt
95526Bridgeville, CAHumboldt
95528Carlotta, CAHumboldt
95534Cutten, CAHumboldt
95501Eureka, CAHumboldt
95502Eureka, CAHumboldt
95503Eureka, CAHumboldt
95536Ferndale, CAHumboldt
95537Fields Landing, CAHumboldt
95540Fortuna, CAHumboldt
95542Garberville, CAHumboldt
95545Honeydew, CAHumboldt
95546Hoopa, CAHumboldt
95547Hydesville, CAHumboldt
95549Kneeland, CAHumboldt
95550Korbel, CAHumboldt
95551Loleta, CAHumboldt
95519McKinleyville, CAHumboldt
95553Miranda, CAHumboldt
95554Myers Flat, CAHumboldt
95555Orick, CAHumboldt
95556Orleans, CAHumboldt
95558Petrolia, CAHumboldt
95559Phillipsville, CAHumboldt
95569Redcrest, CAHumboldt
95560Redway, CAHumboldt
95562Rio Dell, CAHumboldt
95564Samoa, CAHumboldt
95565Scotia, CAHumboldt
95570Trinidad, CAHumboldt
95571Weott, CAHumboldt
95589Whitehorn, CAHumboldt
95573Willow Creek, CAHumboldt

Wild Rivers District

Southern Oregon/Northern California Region

Zip CodeCity, StateCounty
97520Ashland, ORJackson
97522Butte Falls, ORJackson
96014Callahan, CASiskiyou
97523Cave Junction, ORJosephine
97502Central Point, ORJackson
95531Crescent City, CADel Norte
95532Crescent City, CADel Norte
96023Dorris, CASiskiyou
96025Dunsmuir, CASiskiyou
97524Eagle Point, ORJackson
96027Etna, CASiskiyou
96031Forks Of Salmon, CASiskiyou
95538Fort Dick, CADel Norte
96032Fort Jones, CASiskiyou
95543Gasquet, CADel Norte
96034Gazelle, CASiskiyou
97525Gold Hill, ORJackson
97526Grants Pass, ORJosephine
97527Grants Pass, ORJosephine
97528Grants Pass, ORJosephine
96037Greenview, CASiskiyou
96038Grenada, CASiskiyou
96039Happy Camp, CASiskiyou
96044Hornbrook, CASiskiyou
97530Jacksonville, ORJackson
97531Kerby, ORJosephine
96050Klamath River, CASiskiyou
95548Klamath, CADel Norte
96058Macdoel, CASiskiyou
96057Mccloud, CASiskiyou
97501Medford, ORJackson
97504Medford, ORJackson
97532Merlin, ORJosephine
96064Montague, CASiskiyou
96067Mount Shasta, CASiskiyou
97533Murphy, ORJosephine
97534O Brien, ORJosephine
97535Phoenix, ORJackson
97536Prospect, ORJackson
97537Rogue River, ORJackson
96085Scott Bar, CASiskiyou
96086Seiad Valley, CASiskiyou
97538Selma, ORJosephine
97539Shady Cove, ORJackson
95567Smith River, CADel Norte
95568Somes Bar, CASiskiyou
97540Talent, ORJackson
97541Trail, ORJackson
96134Tulelake, CASiskiyou
96094Weed, CASiskiyou
97503White City, ORJackson
97543Wilderville, ORJosephine
97544Williams, ORJosephine
97497Wolf Creek, ORJosephine
96097Yreka, CASiskiyou