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The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, provides educational programs that build character, teach participatory citizenship and develop personal fitness.
Cub Scouts (boys ages 6 to 10), Boy Scouts (boys ages 11 to 18) and Venturers (boys and girls ages 14 through 20) participate in action-oriented programs that fulfill the aims of Scouting.  Exploring (boys and girls ages 14 through 21) focuses on career choices, such as law enforcement, firefighting, medicine or other areas. 
To find out more about the Scouting Program, read This Is Scouting.


The council's four camps offer Scouts more than 8,000 acres of wilderness for a wide variety of outdoor programs including camping, hiking, swimming, boating, rappelling, rock climbing, ropes courses and horseback riding.


The council's geographic area includes 27 counties in eastern Missouri and 10 in southern Illinois. Approximately 56,000 young people participate in council Scouting programs on an annual basis. More than 15,000 adult volunteers provide leadership for 1,100 units -- Cub packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews. Units are licensed or chartered to community organizations, such as schools and churches.
Our council is divided into 15 geographic districts. If you do not know your district's name, click on Join Us, then click on your location on the map and it will take you to your district's page. Or click on the drop-down menu (above the map) and click on your county or school district and it will take you to your district's page.