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Family Scouting

Family Scouting

The Denver Area Council is thrilled to bring the benefits of Scouting to more kids than ever!

Beginning in 2018, Cub Scouts will be available for girls and boys. This means even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Cub Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success. All Cub Scout units in Denver Area Council can accept girls starting in August 2018.

After all, the values of the Scout Law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent – are relevant and important values for young men and young women.

Family Scouting Cub Scout DenServing Today’s Families

The 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. 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.

We’ve received overwhelming requests from families with daughters interested in the Cub Scout program. Research shows 90 percent of parents are interested in getting their daughters involved in a program like Cub Scouts. That’s why we began discussions about expanding traditional programs to girls. We recognized a need and worked to meet it. In addition to offering Cub Scouts to girls and boys in 2018, a program for older girls will be announced in the coming year for projected introduction in 2019, providing young women the path to earn the highest rank of Eagle.

Find a Pack in your Area

Start by searching for a unit usingthe BSA’s BeAScout.org website.

Have a question about Family Scouting? Your unit or district commissioner — a volunteer who serves as a friend, representative and counselor for Scout units — remains the best person to talk to about the Scouting program. You may also want to contact your district executive — a professional who works for your local BSA council.


For Cub Scout Packs

All Cub Scout Packs can opt in to participate in the Family Program , and should be able to set their BeAScout pins to say they will start accepting girls into their unit.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The decision to become a Family Program unit is one that MUST be made by the Chartering Organization. I.E., the decision to become a Family Program unit CANNOT be made unilaterally by the unit’s volunteer leadership without the involvement of the Chartered Organization.

Detailed instructions on how to set/change a unit’s BeAScout pin can be found online at the LinkingUnitNeeds.info wiki or by viewing the video below.


Stay Informed

For complete details on these changes and programs from the National Council, please visit Scouting.org, Scouting Newsroom, or CubScouts.org


Videos

Welcome to Cub Scouting

Overview of Family Scouting

Family Scouting Questions and Answers


Girl Cub Scout Archery