It's an exciting time to be a part of Scouting!
After extensive studies and surveys to youth and families, we're excited to announce that Scouting is opening up its life-changing programs to both boys and girls between now and February 2019! Starting now, both boys and girls can join our program for elementary-age kids, Cub Scouts. With Scouting open to the whole family, we can give even more youth access to the character developement and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.
Girls can join Cub Scouts!
Cub Scouts teaches character and leadership through fun activities like camping, hiking, and STEM projects. Each Cub Scout meets weekly in a den with Scouts in his or her grade. The whole pack gets together monthly for award celebrations, campouts, and field trips.
Starting now, girls and boys can both join Cub Scout dens. Learn more about joining!
Are you Interested in Joining? Get Excited for Adventure Day!
As of, we’re excited to welcome boys and girls into our flagship program, Scouts BSA. With guidance from experienced leaders, Scouts take their own lead, exploring places they’ve never been as they dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure. Scouts discover new passions with 130 possibilities for merit badges.Scouts BSA troops will be single gender – all girl troops or all boy troops. This approach lets boys and girls develop leadership at their own pace while also meeting the needs of today’s families.
Existing Programs for Girls
Did you know that Boy Scouts of America has had programs for girls for more than 45 years? Exploring, Sea Scouts and Venturing are programs available for girls to join right now, we also have a number of programs to help prepare girls for Scouting!
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is open to girls THIS summer! For the first time ever, in 2019 young women will be able to join the Boy Scouts of America at every level. We are waiting to learn more about this program for older girls, including the name, but we want to be ahead of the game! A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established so young women can attend NYLT and start preparing now to make the most out of the leadership opportunities in their crews and troops.
Summer Camp is open to all Scouts, all ages! Cub Scouts can attend day camp or overnight camp. Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids in grades kindergarten through fifth! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!
Exploring is a career exploration opportunity for girls and boys ages 14 to 20 in which young people with interest in specific careers are matched with local businesses and community organizations with expertise in those fields.
Sea Scouting has a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities for girls and boys ages 14 to 20. Sea Scouts may sail or cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regional events.
Venturing is an exciting adventure-based program for girls and boys age 14 to 20. The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to experience a program of fun, challenge, and adventure; to acquire skills; to become skilled trainers of others; and to prepare for life.
Want to learn more about these programs? Contact us at 808.595.6366 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For information contact:
Director of Family Scouting
Packs Accepting Girls:
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