Boys in kindegarten through fifth grade can join the adventure of Cub Scouting. Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. (Boys must be at least 5 years old and have started kindergarten to register.)
Increasing responsibility, leadership experiences, camping, outdoor activities, service projects, and a challenging, individualized advancement program mentored by adult volunteers are key elements of the Boy Scout Program. Weekly meetings are led and run by the Scouts, with adult guidance. Members are introduced to over 100 hobby and career choices through merit badges and goal setting/achievement through an awards program that culminates in the rank of Eagle Scout.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are age 14, or age 13 and completed the 8th grade, up to age 21. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
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.
Exploring offers career exploration programs for young men and women ages 14-21. Exploring participants join a "post" based on their career interests and gain hands on experience and career insight from professionals in their chosen field. Activities vary by post but can include: job training, field trips, job shadowing, mentoring, group scenarios, case studies, "mock" practice job situations, real experiences, and more.
Program that offers rugged high adventure or challenging sporting activities and offers rank advancement opportunities
Girls in kindergarten through grade 12 learn and practice leadership in an all-girl enviroment as they discover new talents, skills, and strengths; connect with other girls; and take action in their communities. Trained leaders and other adult volunteers help girls to practice their decision-making skills, build teamwork, develop healthy and positive self-esteem, strengthen values, and form caring relationships. Girls make friends and memories that will last throughout their lives.