Our family is very involved is getting outdoors, learning life skills, and going on adventures. While sports are fun, their practicality is limited beyond high school/college for a vast majority who play them. The same lessons and so much more can be learned while scouting. Here are some organizations we recommend for these actives:
Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA) – While recent policy changes have been disappointing, they are still a great organization that has been around for over 100 years!
Cub Scouts – For ages 5-10 (Grades K-5) – Some “Packs” are boy only, other are Family Packs (Boys & Girls). There is a “Den” for each grade level and separate dens for boy and girls in the pack.
Levels are: Lion (K), Tiger (1st), Wolf (2nd), Bear (3rd), WEBELOS (4th), and Arrow of Light (5)
Boy Scouts – For ages 10-18 (Grades 6-12) – There are Boy and Girl “Troops”. This is NOT a co-ed program. Boy and Girl Troops are separate.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
… as a result of BSA policy changes, we are also involved in more christian centered, outdoor leadership/adventure programs:
American Heritage Girls (AHG) – For Girls ages 5-18
Trail Life USA (TLUSA) – For Boys ages 5-18
And while you are enrolling you child, please consider being a leader and be a part of molding our youth!