Which Scouting Program is best for my child?

Scouting Programs

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Cub Scouting

Boys 7-10 years old or in grades 1-5.

 

Big Smiles Build Bigger Futures.

 

When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young boy’s life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.

Cub Scouting is a year-round family- and home-centered program that encourages the ethical decision-making.

Tiger: for boys who are in first grade (or are age 7). Tigers participate in the program with their adult partners. The program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding.

Wolf: for boys who are in second grade (or who are 8 years old)Activities emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Bear: for boys who are in the third grade (or who are 9 years old). Activities emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Webelos: for boys who are in fourth grade (or who are 10 years old).

 

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Boy Scouting

Boys 11-17 years old.

 

Turning Good Kids Into Tomorrow’s Leaders.

 

With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives boys all the experience they need to become men.

 

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Venturing

Co-ed 14-20 years old.

 

Helping Young Men and Women Discover Endless Opportunities.

All teens have one—a moment that opens their eyes to a world that’s bigger than they ever imagined. It might happen while paddling a quiet lake, bonding with new friends around a beach bonfire, or rising to the challenge of leading an exhausted crew to the edges of adventure. Venturing gives young men and women access to a range of programs and empowers them to create their own experiences. It brings Scouting values to life through both high adventure outdoor activities and challenging real-world projects.

 

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Sea Scouting

Co-ed 14-20 years old.

 

Explore new worlds. Make new friends. Redefine fun!

Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members’ boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage.

Sea Scout units, called “ships,” focus on sailing and cruising either sailboats or power vessels. During the boating seasons, Sea Scouts learn to maintain and operate then vessel, with a focus on learning the safe and proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn the meaning of buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop anchor or approach a dock.

 

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