Join/Renew - Scouting Alumni & Friends

One Requirement - Love Scouting

It’s easy to join!

Are you a fan of Scouting? Then you can join!

It began on a foggy night in London when an unknown Scout appeared to a lost American businessman, W.D. Boyce, and guided him to his destination. The young Scout’s “good turn” changed the course of history and launched the Boy Scouts of America.

Since that fateful day over 50 million Americans have been members of the BSA and countless others have been positively impacted through community service projects conducted under the auspices of Scouting.

If you want to grow Scouting and enjoy great benefits, become a Scouting & Friends Supporter

Scouting Alumni & Friends is a call to all those positively impacted by Scouting.

Scouting Alumni & Friends is open to:

  • Family members of Scouts
  • Past and present volunteers
  • Friends of Scouting
  • Past Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers

And those that strive try to follow
the Scout Oath and Law
in their daily lives. 

Scouting Alumni & Friends serves every Scouting alum. If you have an idea for how we can do more to serve Scouting alumni, talk to us. We’d love to hear from you!

We also want to say THANK YOU to all the loyal and supportive HikersPathfinderClimbers, and Trailblazers who are currently making Scouting’s programs and services for America’s youth possible.

Perks & discounts

Being a Scouting alum is its own reward. But here are a couple more…

We want to say thank you for being a part of Scouting.

You are part of our nation’s fabric: volunteering in your community, leading others in your spheres of influence, and being a participating citizen of our great country.

So, regardless of whether you’re a Pathfinder, if you’re a Scouting alum, you can still access special, alumni-only discounts, perks, and services through our partnerships with select businesses or special discounts on recreational vehicles from Polaris just to name a few.

Access these perks and be sure to make your alumni benefits count:

Access perks.

Benefits Report

Download the Benefits Report from our benefit provider, Abenity, to see a side-by-side comparison of our NESA member discounts next to AAA and AARP

Scouting Alumni & Friends has a critical mission

In 2010, the BSA adopted a strategic plan to begin the next 100 years of Scouting.

Contained within that plan was a greater emphasis on building and expanding the relationship with Scouting alumni with the understanding that a strong alumni program would result in stronger Scouting.

SAF was formed to meet that goal as well as engage, inform, and assist its alumni affiliates (you!).

If you think this mission is worth supporting, we invite you to join.

You matter!

Scouting Alumni and Friends supports local Scouting by giving $30.00 of your $35.00 affiliate fee directly to Scouting. Scouting produces the next generation of our country’s leaders. You can always feel good about your affiliation in the Scouting Alumni Association.