The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth members. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been at some point members of the BSA. This includes John Bellairs, who was briefly a member in the early 1950s and met many lifelong friends through the organization.
- Lewis Barnavelt attends an unnamed Boy Scout camp in Michigan, leaving his friend, Rose Rita Pottinger, with no one their age to hang out with (The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring, 4). Likewise Rose Rita says she will not join Girl Scouts or Campfire Girls or attend summer at Camp Kitch-itti-Kippi (Letter, 4-5).
- Johnny Dixon joins Troop 112 in Duston Heights and later attends Camp Chocorua, where he meets lifelong friend Byron "Fergie" Ferguson (The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt).
- ↑ "Author's Imagination Stuck at 10". Haverhill Eagle-Tribune (Nov. 25, 1990).