Welcome to Scouting in Carbondale, DeSoto, and Makanda, IL

INVITATION TO JOIN The Boy Scouts of America

All youth - boys and girls - from Kindergarten and up to grade 5 are invited to join a Cub Scout pack, and boys and girls in grades 6+ are invited to join a Scouts BSA troop in Carbondale.


All youth may sign up on Thursday, May 12, 2022, between 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the Town Square Pavilion in downtown Carbondale at the corner of W. Main St. and N. Illinois Ave.

Or sign up anytime and pay with a credit or debit card online at BeAScout.org or
to complete a paper application, email or call the contact below.

For more information or to complete a paper application and pay with check or cash
call or text Trina Thomas at 618-867-6293
or send Trina an email

Cub Scouts...Boys and girls in grades K-5
Scouts BSA...Boys and girls 11-18 years old
Venturers...Boys and Girls 14-20 years old
Youth Application
Adult Volunteer Application and Background Check Authorization
Scout Supply Stores' Locations

Pinewood Derby Badge:

Big Muddy District Pinewood Derby Winners
District Pinewood Derby 2011:

Carbondale Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Plant Trees at SIU Carbondale
Tree Planting 3/5/11:
More Tree Planting Pictures

S4F Thank You note: 2012 S$F Gfx:
Scouting for Food photos

In November each year the BSA units in Carbondale join together to participate in the annual Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food drive and collect food items, which are distributed to the Good Samaritan food pantry (http://www.cdaleinterfaith.org) and the Community Cupboard.

The Kaskaskia District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council collects over 35,000 food items each year. The items are distributed to 20 food pantries in the 6 southernmost western counties in Illinois -- Jackson, Perry, Johnson, Alexander, Union and Pulaski.

Scout Week Flag Raising at Schools
Flag Raising 2020:


For specific unit information click on any of the links to the individual units on the left. Or click on the links to the Big Muddy District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the National Boy Scouts of America.