Serving the Whole Family
BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouts program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.
The Boy Scouts of America is committed to serving youth, families and communities through programs that deliver character development and values-based leadership training for young people– all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.
A Unique Model to Provide Program Options for Boys and Girls
Cub Scouting is organized in packs and dens. In 2018, an existing pack may choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack. Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls. Cub Scout packs, meanwhile, can include any combination of all-boy or all-girl dens. The choice is left to individual pack leaders in consultation with their chartered organization.
This hybrid model builds on the benefit of a single-gender program while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls.
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Pack 351 is thrilled to better serve the whole family here in our Cub Scout Program.
What we will need in order to accept more Boy or Girls int our Program are more trained leaders…also known as parent volunteers!
Scouting is a volunteer-based program…our program is strong and thrives on the dedication and commitment of our wonderful parent volunteers…after-all many hands make light work…the more trained volunteers we have the more opportunities we can offer our scouts and the less work is put on just a few volunteers! We have many volunteer roles here at Pack 351…big and small, from Den Leaders to individual activity coordinators.
Are you interested in your daughter OR son joining Cub Scouts?
Are you willing to step up and be a volunteer in a big or small way?
It all starts with getting yourself trained! First and Foremost is Youth Protection Training then some basic scouting course…all of which can be done online!!!
Get trained today – go to my.scouting.org, create your account and take the FREE online Youth Protection training course. Then take some into courses to learn more about scouting, cub scout positions and more. There are oodles of online courses you can take that are all FREE and help to make you better informed of the program scouting offers as well as help you to become a trained and better prepared leader!