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Cub Scouting: Boys, 1st – 5th grades
Cub Scouts is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys ages 7-10 and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Boys can begin as Tigers as they finish Kindergarten, and are entering 1st Grade, and then move into the Wolf and Bear programs (2nd and 3rd grade, or age 8 or 9), and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth grade, or age 10). They then transition into Boy Scouts. A boy can join at any time during this progression. Find Scouting in your neighborhood.
Boy Scouts is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness for boys ages 11 through 17. Through the advancement program and peer group leadership, Scouting helps a boy develop into a well-rounded young man. The Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in Scouting, is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence. Find Scouting in your neighborhood.
Venturing – Co-ed, Ages 14-20
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Find Scouting in your neighborhood.
Life skills are learned through adventurous exploration every day in the Scouts.
Through Scouting, boys learn through the experiences of camping, hiking, team projects, and community service. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of personal accountability, and teamwork.
Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.
Scouts plan and carry out activities with thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders. Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves.
Leadership is a vital part of the Scouting program. Scouts in positions of leadership run the troop.By accepting the responsibilities of troop leadership, Scouts are preparing themselves to be leaders throughout their lives.
Not everything in Scouting has to be serious. Far from it! Silly songs, energetic games, and yummy snacks all have their place in the program.
Living the Ideals
Scouting’s values are embedded in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout sign, handshake, and salute. These practices help establish and reinforce the program’s values in boys and the leaders who guide them.
Family and Home
Whether a Scout lives with two parents or one, a foster family, or other relatives, his family is an important part of Scouting. Parents and adult family members provide leadership and support for Scouting and help ensure that boys have a good experience in the program.
Creating a strong future by building adventure!
Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America