The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.


The Cypress Chauve District is proud to be a part of the Istrouma Area Council and serve Ascension, Iberville, and St. James Parishes. The Istrouma Area Council (IAC), serves a total of 13 Parishes in Louisiana and 1 County in Mississippi to provide Scouting programs to more than 7,000 co-ed youth. Today, the Cypress Chauve District serves over 1000 youth, and their families, in 31 units with the help of over 300 dedicated volunteers and leaders. It is our mission to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. 


Are you interested in learning about or joining Scouting? 


The BSA has a range of Scouting programs for you and your son or daughter. We have a web page for each program - use the links below, or click on one of the buttons above to go to these pages: 


  • Cub Scouts a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys in first through fifth grades.


  • Boy Scouts is for boys age 11 through age 17 (or at least 10 and completed fifth grade), designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster.


  • Venturing and Exploring are for boys and girls ages 14 through 20 (or age 13 and completed eighth grade). Venturing provides positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help members pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills. Exploring is a career- or vocation-oriented program, with each post specializing in a specific field.