The Boy Scouts of America (the BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.
The Baltimore Area Council (BAC) is an independent not-for-profit entity responsible for
delivering Scouting programs to young people in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties.
Although supported with resources from the Boy Scouts of America National Office, the BAC is governed
by a local board of directors and has its own bank accounts, investments, and assets such as Broad Creek
Memorial Scout Reservation and the Schapiro Scout Service Center. The council delivers the
Scouting program through dedicated volunteer leadership in our 12 districts throughout Central Maryland.