How to Add your Unit to Google Maps

The following information is to help you create or edit information on google maps. This method has proven to be a valuable method to recruiting with low input and maintenance from the unit once the pin is setup. Follow the instructions below and soon you will see your own unit on Google Maps!


1. Go to and type in the address of your meeting location into the search bar at the top-left of the screen. Press enter or click Search.



2. On the left-hand side, click on a tab called "Add a missing place">



3. A menu will pop up in the middle of the screen. Now, fill in the categories as such:

Name: (Your Unit's number i.e. BSA Troop 123)

Category: Scouting

Location: (Address of your meeting location. This should already be filled in.)



Now click on "Add phone, hours, website, opening date and photos"

Here you have the option to add other information such as the units website, facebook page, meeting hours, contact phone number, and other information.

Once finished, click send.

Every submission is reviewed by Google. If you are logged into your google account, you will receive an email if your unit is added to google maps. It is recommended to check your email in a couple of days for this confirmation and to test it by searching on google maps. If the pin is not added, you may have to repeat these steps.