For Boys: First Grade through Fifth Grade
Cub Scouting provides boys with a program of communication, education, achievement, and fun that involves the parent and family. The program also gives the boy weekly involvement with the small peer-group led by an adult. Join Cub Scouts, locate a Pack!
The Tiger Cuab program for first graders provides structured opportunity for a boy and his parent or other adult to spend quality time together learning more about the world, the community, and themselves. In turn, they enjoy projects, activities, and fellowship in a group of other boys and adults.
The Webelos program is designed for fourth and fifth graders. It is a continuation of Cub Scouting that involves the boy more in the dynamics of the small peer-group, the impact of the adult role-model becomes strong, and the program includes overnight camping.
For Boys: Ages 11 through 17 years of age
The Boy Scout program involves the boy more heavily in small peer group dynamics with the adult-role model becoming more significant. The program revolves around leadership opportunity; decision-making; hiking; camping; and personal achievement. The boy is exposed to over 120 hobby and career choices, frequently resulting in life-long involvement. Find out more about Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts operate in patrols, which are small groups of five to eight boys. The patrol method allows the boys to experience group living and citizenship. One Boy Scout is elected to be the leader of his patrol, but everyone shares in the responsibility of making the patrol successful. Four to six patrols make up a troop, which is led by a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters and a group of other adults.
A Boy Scout works at his own pace in the advancement system. He must show Scout Spirit, complete the skill development at each rank, practice leadership, and perform a community service project. Each step of the way he has a personal counseling session with his Scoutmaster and a review by other adults in his troop. As he learns and progresses, a boy’s self-esteem and confidence continues to grow.
For Young Men and Women: Ages 14 (or 13 and completed 8th grade) through 20 years of age
The Venturing program provides young people with positive experiences so that they may become responsible and caring adults. Features exciting and meaningful activities including high-adventure programs, that allow youth to pursue special interests while developing leadership skills.
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Learning for Life Programs
Learning for Life offers seven programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.