Our Mission:  

"To bring youth to Christ through a  Scouting Ministry."

The Association of Baptists for Scouting was founded in 1954 on the principles of the common goals of scouting and the moral teachings of faith-based (Baptist) churches.


Notice to all ABS Members:

The 2016 Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 5:30p PDT (8:30p EDT) on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA.

Information will be available the week before the meeting for those members wishing to participate via conference call or internet linkage. Minor changes to the Association Bylaws will be considered at the meeting in addition to normal annual business items

2017 Jamboree Chaplain Training Schoarships

ABS Board approves 50% scholarships for the 2016 Chaplaincy Course at Philmont
The Association Executive Board has authorized up to five 50% scholarships for Baptist Scouters who would like to attend this summer's Chaplaincy Training Course at the Philmont Training Center and who are planning to serve as a Chaplain at the  2017 Jamboree. That course will be held  July 24-30 and this scholarship represents a $265 value!  Anyone interested in utilizing one of these scholarships should contact Ted at President@BaptistScouters.org at your earliest opportunity.

BSA Membership Policy


August 7, 2015

Dear Pastor, Youth Minister, Deacon Chairman, and/or other church leadership:

Thank you for using the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as part of your outreach ministry to your community and congregation. Whether it has been through a Cub Scout Pack, a Boy Scout Troop, or a Venture Crew – or some combination of these – I trust that you have seen lives changed and families brought into your church through that ministry.

I'm sure you've seen or heard news articles or other information regarding the action of the BSA on July 27 to revise its policy with regard to its adult leader membership standards. In short, they have fully placed into your hands, as a religious chartered partner, the right to select your adult BSA leaders on the basis of your congregation's beliefs and moral standards. ... more

Letter to Church Leadership

ABS Possition Statement on revised BSA Membership Policy

Fact vs Fiction BSA Adult Leadership Standards