What is Scoutreach?
Objective of the ScoutReach Program
The President Ford Field Service Council Scoutreach program gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting programs. Scoutreach is committed to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background. The youth today face many challenges including the increase of violence in the schools, a greater influence of substance abuse, disintegrating neighborhoods and more. Scoutreach meets the developmental needs of youth in urban and rural settings in Kent, Allegan and Muskegon counties. Scouting, by emphasizing ethics and moral values, address many of the social concerns of parents and youth in our country. Scouting prepares urban and rural youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest. Scoutreach is a well-defined program based on values, learning by doing, fun, and positive role models.
Scoutreach 2016 Statistics:
– Approximately 600 community service hours completed.
– First STEM Nova Pack started.
– Increased Middle School Career Exploration Program by over 700 youth.
– Journey to Excellence Gold in Cub Scout Rank Advancement.
The rank advancement rate is determined by the total number of Cub Scouts earning at least one rank during the year, divided by total Cub Scouts. Gold = 75% advancing or 61% and 2 point increase.
The youth were supported 100% by the generous donations of the community and individuals for our inner-city program. This is done with the help of United Way, grants and special events such as the Golf Outing and Fulfilling the Dream Luncheon.
Scoutreach has accomplished the following in 2015: Grew our service to over 2,940 inner city and rural youth (40 % growth) Offered a new program at Muskegon Heights Academy (grades 6 – 12) Raised over $86,000 through the Grand Rapids …