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 About Us

 

About GNFC
Greater Niagara Frontier Council,
Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.


The Greater Niagara Frontier Council serves 6,986 youth in the communities of Erie County and the western third of Niagara County. The Scouting programs include Cub Scouting for boys ages 7 to 10. Boy Scouting for boys ages 11 to 17, and Venturing for boys and girls ages 14 to 20.

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Scouting FAQs

How much does Scouting cost? When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members! The registration fee to join Scouting is $24 annually. In addition, there are one-time uniform costs and nominal activity fees that may be charged by your local unit. Of course, these costs may be offset by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds. Please contact your local unit leadership for details.

When and how often do Scouts meet? Meeting times and locations vary. Typically, though, units meet weekly or bi-weekly during the school year and less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits within your family’s schedule.
 
Can special needs boys get involved with Scouting? Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all eligible youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a boy’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.
 
How do I get more information about Scouting? Although there are many resources available to find more information about Scouting, the best is a direct connection with your local unit leadership! From meeting times, to planned activities, they’ll provide answers to all of your Scouting questions.
 
How do I sign up to be a voluntee? Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $39 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process.
 
How do I sign my child up for Scouting? You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting! To get started, simply complete a youth application and submit it, along with the $39 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Haven’t yet found a unit, or need contact information? Click here for options near you!