Is Radio Scouting affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)?
Yes, Radio Scouting (program) is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The BSA has
recognized the importance of radio activities in scouting and has incorporated them into their
programs. The BSA offers a Radio Merit Badge, which requires scouts to learn about the history of
radio, the basics of radio communication, and the various types of radio equipment. Additionally,
the BSA encourages scouts to participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) events, which allow scouts
to communicate with other scouts around the world via amateur radio. Radio Scouting is a
volunteer-led program within the BSA that promotes and supports radio activities for scouts, and
works closely with the BSA to ensure that radio activities are safe, appropriate, and aligned
with the values and objectives of the scouting program.
As a corporation, Radio Scouting, Inc. is an independent 501c3 program that serves all youth
programs. We assist local chapters that individually may be devoted to a particular youth group.