Join the Scouts


Questions about the program? Call us at 336-378-9166! To find Scout group near you visit and enter your zip code!

Use the menu below to find out more about the exciting scouting programs.

Cub Scouts
(boys & girls grades K – 5th)
Scouts BSA
(boys & girls
ages 11-17)
( career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20)
(boys & girls ages 13 and completed 8th grade or 14 – 20)
Sea Scouts
(boys & girls ages 13 and completed 8th grade or 14 – 20)


How Does Scouting Work?
Each Scout is a member of a Pack which is broken up into Dens. There are female dens and male dens, dens are groups of 6-10 scouts around the same age who meet each week at a local school, place of worship, or other community location. Dens go on fun trips, play games, do service projects, and learn new skills. Parents take leadership roles in the Den and help Scouts earn badges for learning fun, new things. The whole Pack gets together about once a month and attends larger activities together such as a weekend camping trip.

How much does Scouting cost?
Scouting has fees for membership and activities. The annual membership fee is $75 and Scout Life magazine is an optional $12 per year. When joining, both of these fees are prorated by month. Other costs vary depending on the activities of your local Pack and typically range from $40 to $80 annually. One of the key values of Scouting is that Scouts should help earn their own way. That’s why we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for your scout to earn the money needed to camp and participate in other activities.
We believe that every youth should have the chance to be a Scout! Because of the generosity of local families, businesses and leaders, the Old North State Council can offer assistance to support local families in need.

Is Scouting in my neighborhood?
Absolutely! There are tons of organizations in neighborhoods throughout the Piedmont area that sponsor Cub Scout Packs. Cub Scouts meet at service organizations, places of worship, schools, and more, all within a comfortable distance to your home. To see a map of where Cub Scout Packs are located, visit and enter your zip code.

Who will lead my child’s Pack?
Cub Scouting is a family activity! You will have the opportunity to take a role in leading your scout’s experience – and we’re here to help you become the best leader you can be with training, online resources and support from our Program Center.
Every volunteer leader is required to go through a rigorous background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures your child will be in a safe and fun program. The Old North State Council provides many training opportunities for our leaders to enhance the program they deliver, and increase the skills they can pass onto our Scouts.

What about other activities like sports?
Lots of scouts take part in Scouting along with a variety of other activities like sports, music, academic interests, and more. These programs all work together with Scouting to provide a balance of adult role models and experiences!