What We Offer
Cub Scouts is a year-round program for first graders (or boys and girls at least 6 years of age) to fifth graders (or boys and girls at least 10 years of age), uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys and girls through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys and girls also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouts, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, young people learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-centered and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.
Most people associate Boy Scouts with outdoor adventure–and with good reason. Boy Scouts is an outdoor program for boys and girls 11 to 18 years of age, designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. With the Scout Oath and Law as guides, Scouting helps boys and girls develop into well-rounded young men and women. Through the advancement program, Scouts can progress in rank through achievements and by gaining additional knowledge and responsibilities. Earning merit badges provides opportunities for Scouts to be introduced to lifelong hobbies or rewarding careers. In Boy Scouts, youth take responsibility for the activities of the troop. By planning and organizing activities, they develop teamwork and learn to lead as well as follow. Through the support of parents and religious and neighborhood organizations, Scouts develop an awareness and an appreciation of their roles in their community.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
The Boy Scouts of America has a long history of aligning with schools and educators through its character-based programs that help prepare today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. Through hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities and learning experiences, Scouting helps guide young people on the trail to a lifelong appreciation for STEM experiences in the outdoors as well as the indoors. The BSA STEM Program makes Scouting, schools, and educators the ideal team.
Venturing is a coed program for young men and young women ages 14 through 20 years old. Venturing is one of the fastest growing programs in Boy Scouts of America. Venturing provides experience to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. Young people in Venturing learn leadership skills and participate in challenging outdoor activities. Venturing focuses resources that help a community organization provide wholesome, flexible, well-rounded, challenging activities–tailor-made for teenage youth. Those resources include access to Boy Scout camping properties, a recognition program, youth protection training, and specific programs helps for a variety of outdoor disciplines.
Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women in the eighth grade or 15 to 20 years of age. It provides positive and meaningful real-world career experiences and leadership development opportunities for teenagers and young adults in their chosen fields of interest. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experience to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that help youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.