Youth-led programs promoting learning, community service, personal growth, and character development

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Scouting provides youth with experiences they’ll take with them into their adult lives. These valuable life skills include leadership, community service, camaraderie and fitness.

Cub Scouts offers kids adventure they can’t get anywhere else, with a program expertly tailored to their needs. Scouts BSA builds on that foundation and helps them grow into their best future selves.


Children and youth need to learn all through their lives. Scouting helps them to learn in a fun and exciting way that they will remember for a lifetime.

The program teaches them academic skills, self-confidence, leadership and ethics that influence their adult life. It also teaches them about the outdoors, service to others and giving back. And it gives parents a clear role in supporting their child, which helps keep the lines of communication open.

Scouts play games to develop teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. They can also learn about subjects that they may not otherwise study in school such as first aid or knot tying through merit badge activities. These games include team building, large area and active, indoor and holiday games. A game called “Tell It Like It Isn’t” encourages accurate and responsible communication. Another is Citizenship Football, which makes learning about citizenship and government fun. Scouts can also learn about different animals and their sleep habits through a game called Animal Match.

Community Service

Through a program that’s expertly designed for each age, kids learn that their service to others is an important part of life. They also become more responsible, self-reliant and develop leadership skills through community engagement.

Young people need mentors, and Scouting provides a positive, one-on-one relationship with adults from their communities and religious organizations—as well as from Scouters. These adult role models are an essential element of Scouting’s success and help youth grow to their full potential.

Scouting is open to all youth, and we strive for diversity in our membership. Our programs provide a safe space for youth to discover themselves and their true potential without discrimination, bias or prejudice.

Personal Growth

From learning to shoot a bow and arrow to building their first campfire, Scouting provides boys and girls from kindergarten through age 20 with unique opportunities to grow personally. Through skill and rank advancement, leadership training and service to others, kids learn perseverance and grit that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

As they continue to achieve goals and complete challenges, youth learn to trust themselves and become dependable. They develop integrity and a strong code of character through the Scout Oath and Law, which they uphold with their team, their peers and superiors.

Our alternative scouting program, Navigators USA, was designed to include everyone and help them realize their fullest potential without discrimination. We believe that every person is worth our respect, no matter their race, creed or lifestyle. We want to be your home for adventure, mentoring and personal growth. Contact us today to learn more about our youth-led programs.

Character Development

Scouts are taught to think about the needs of others, which is a very important character trait. They learn the importance of putting themselves in other people’s shoes, so they can understand their perspective and see things from a different point of view. This is a very important lesson for anyone to learn, and the Scouts are encouraged to practice this throughout their lives.

Throughout the course of the novel, Scout is challenged with various issues that test her character. For example, her brother often complains that she doesn’t act like a lady and she is also told to be more girlish by Dill. This all leads to her becoming a stronger person as she grows up.

Researchers at Montclair State University have found that Scouting has a “distinctive character initiative deeply rooted in its culture.” Their study suggests that these affirmative values contribute to the growth of good character in young men and women.

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