Thank you for making the choice to provide your child with a solid foundation for the future. Scouting helps your son or daughter embrace opportunities and learn to overcome obstacles. Below is information about the Scouting Program and how to take that first step today!
What is Scouting?
Scouting is an adventure that lasts a lifetime! It’s fun, exciting, challenging, and worthwhile. Scouting provides age-appropriate opportunities to youth in each of our programs. To find out more about Scouting as a movement, please click here! To learn about each of our programs, please follow the links below:
Cub Scouts-boys and girls at least 7 years old or in grades kindergarten-5
Scouts BSA-boys and girls at least 11 years old, but not yet 18, or in grades 6-12
Venturing-young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 or 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade
What do Scouts do?
What don’t Scouts do? Scouting provides opportunities that are exciting, challenging, and specifically designed for appropriate age levels. To find out more about exciting opportunities for each Scouting program follow the links below:
Cub Scouts: Camping, Pinewood Derby, Field Trips, Service Projects, Badges, STEM, Swimming, Football, Soccer, Games.
Scouts BSA: Camping, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Computers, Hiking, Service Projects, Project COPE, Scuba Diving, Rafting, Canoeing, STEM, Graphic Design.
Venturing: Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Aviation, Computers, Camping, STEM, Scuba, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, Shooting Sports.
What is my role as a parent?
Whether the parent of a Cub Scout, a Scouts BSA, or a Venturer, parents and family play an important role in the Scouting program. Cub Scout parents are often involved on a regular basis helping with programs and advancements at home. Scouts BSA parents have the opportunity to use their skills and hobbies to teach Scouts valuable life skills that may one day become a profession or a lifelong hobby. Parents of Venturers are involved to help and guide their Scouts to make the decisions that are best for the members of their crew.
To find out more about your role as a parent for each program follow the links below:
Find a Unit
In order to begin your journey into Scouting you need to find a unit. Units are where Scouting actually happens. Each unit is composed of Scouts, their families, volunteer unit leadership, and a volunteer unit committee all sponsored by a local community organization called a Chartered Partner. All of these folks work together to make the best Scouting experience possible. Cub Scouts belong to Packs. Boy Scouts belong to Troops. Venturers belong to Crews or Ships. To find a local unit, please follow this link.