The Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service have been
working together since 1971 to provide young men between the ages of
5-18 with the opportunity to learn about resource protection management
and other facets of the National Park Service. Boy Scouts participate
in park interpretive programs, resource management workshops, and
volunteer clean up of parks and the NPS Scout Rangers program.
The relationship between the Boy Scouts and NPS requires that NPS take
an active role in representing itself at the Boy Scouts National
Jamboree, an event that celebrates the accomplishments of scouts from
throughout the nation, and which takes place every four years. At each
Jamboree, the NPS sponsors a booth to promote the relationship between
the two entities.
For further questions about the Boy Scouts and their relationship with
the National Park Service call (202) 513-7146 or visit the Boy Scouts
Memorandum of Understanding between the National Park Service and the Boy Scouts of America/Good Turn for America (pdf-870kb)
Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Department of the Interior and the Boy Scouts of America (pdf-139kb)