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BSA 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.

Since Lord Robert Baden-Powell started the Boy Scouts in 1910, the organization has grown from just a handful of boys to a nationwide movement. Scouting teaches young boys and girls the skills they need to survive not just in the wilderness, but in the Concrete Jungle as well. Skills learned in Scouting will remain with the Scout for the rest of their life.

If you or your child are interested in camping, outdoor cooking, rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, playing games, or just having fun learning new things, consider joining Scouting BSA!

Visit Troop 162

If you are from the Hampton/North Hampton area and would like to come to a Troop 162 meeting, feel free to join us Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 pm. We meet almost every week at the

United Church of Christ at 295 Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton NH 03862

Please contact our Scoutmaster at before you come so we can give you a proper welcome!

Join Scouts

The best way to join Scouts is to contact our Scoutmaster and join us for a Troop meeting. If you like it, we can provide the necessary forms to register your child with the troop. If you're not sure which Troop or Scouting program to join, we can help you with that too!

Who is eligible?

To be a Scout, you must have earned the Arrow of Light (Cub Scouts) and be at least 10 years old, or have finished the fifth grade and be at least 10 years old, or be at least 11 years old but not yet 18.

If you are interested in scouting, but are too young for BSA, consider being a Cub Scout! Visit North Hampton's Cub Scout Pack's website at for more information.

For 18-20 year olds interested in Scouting, check out the Venturing Program (also open to ages 14+).