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What is Scouting?

For more than 100 years, Scouting has provided adventure, learning, challenge, and character development while helping youth grow to their full potential by instilling the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. As a Scout, you won’t just have fun and learn your way around the outdoors; you’ll also develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that you’ll benefit from your whole life.

Today’s Scouting comprises a variety of programs for boys and young men from 7 to 20 and girls and young women from 9 to 20.

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Cub Scouts

Boys 7-10 Years Old / Grades 1-5

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.

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Boy Scouts

Boys 11-17

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

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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Exploring

CO-ED 14-20

Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. You develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in your selected career fields, and you get to know other teenagers and young adults sharing your same interests and aspirations.

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STEM Scouts

CO-ED GRADES 3-12

Why read about science when you can just do it? STEM Scouts re-imagines creative ways to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Interact with professionals in weekly hands-on lab sessions and discover new things in a fast-paced, thought-provoking, and fun way. It’s your world now.

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