About

Chester County Council BSA

Over 100 years of serving local youth through Scouting

The Chester County Council is the local operation of the Boy Scouts of America, serving Chester County, Pennsylvania and the northwestern corner of Cecil County, Maryland.  

It has a rich heritage of developing character and leadership skills in youth, recently celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  The council received  its original charter on January 17, 1919. 

We serve nearly 5,000 youth annually through thousands of dedicated, talented volunteers and a small number of professional staff and it partnership with over 110 community organizations to deliver quality Scouting programs.

Our Council Service Center is located in the Exton Square Mall, upper level by the kiddie playground. Our Service Center & Outdoor Adventure Store is where you can find patches, uniforms, literature, and camp gear helpful to Scouting families and volunteers. 

Mission Statement

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

Scout Oath   

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

         Scout Law     

A Scout is:
Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.