Scouting offers a range of programs designed for specific ages. Members can start at any level without any prior experience.
Cub Scouts (for boy first through fifth grades)
The Tiger Cub Program is designed to build stronger families through involvement in a simple, low-cost program that is flexible and fun for boy and adults. A shared leadership, where a Den Leader works with teams of boys and their adult partners, gives everyone input to the planning and carrying out of activities.
Cub Scouting is a program designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program offers activities to challenge them and develop character. Cub Scouting provides programs to first graders (Tiger Cubs), second and third graders (Cub Scouts), and fourth and fifth graders (Webelos Scouts)
Cub Scouting has been developed especially for parents of sons who are of Cub Scout age. Cub Scouting:
Teaches a boy respect for his God, his country, his home, and for other people. The ideals and activities of the Cub Scout contribute to the fullest appreciation of American citizenship.
Gives opportunities for activities--games, crafts, nature, collections, stunts, hobbies--in the Cub Scout's own neighborhood with trained and caring leaders and friends old and new.
Offers opportunities to do things for others and to learn personal responsibility.
Boy Scouts (for boys 11 through 18 years old) A Boy Scout troop is a vehicle to deliver the aims of Scouting which are packaged in the form of program. Boy Scouting is a program that is designed for boys to learn citizenship, fitness, as well as continuing to develop character. Through this program, the Boy Scouts can earn rank advancement while learning responsibilities. Earning merit badges is also a great way for the Scout to learn new ideas. By earning merit badges and rank advancements, he can move on to working for his Eagle Scout Award (the highest rank in Boy Scouting). Any boy between the ages of 11 and 17 may join Boy Scouts. Boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old can join Boy Scouts. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness through planned small and large group activities and programs. The emphasis is on leadership training, outdoor experiences and an individualized advancement program for each Scout. For games and more information as well as a troop locator by zip code visit The Scout Zone
Venturing (for boys and girls 14 through 21 years old) Venturing is a co-ed program for 14-20 year olds. The whole purpose is to provide new opportunities or experiences to groups of young adults. We offer over 120 different activities, ranging from archery & rock climbing, to scuba and shooting sports. Hi-tech programs like GPS’s and ham radios are also offered. Our nearly 80 consultants will invite you to existing activities, or help you design one of your own. Our facilities are open year round- and offer great outdoor events- or plan your own. If you’re interested in trying new adventures – you’re interested in Venturing! A source of new experiences in a co-ed environment is only part of what our program has to offer. Venturing is best described as fun with a purpose. Venture Crew members share a sense of belonging. They belong to a group of young adults with similar interests. While exploring their interests, they learn more about teamwork, leadership, respect and responsibilities. All of which are skills they will benefit from in their adult life. Venture Crew members also have the chance to participate in a number of “High Adventure” activities. Locally, that might be caving, climbing, or scuba diving. Venture crews and members may also choose to participate at one or all of our high adventure bases. Philmont Scout Ranch: 137,000 acres near Cimarron, New Mexico, features backpacking, hiking, a ranch-hand experience, or more. The Florida Sea Base: located in the Florida Keys, offers sailing, scuba, deep-sea fishing and tropical island camping- The Northern Tier National High Adventure Base offers wilderness canoe expeditions in the summer and great winter camping programs in the winter months. Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests. Call 509-325-4562 to find a Crew near you or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Exploring The Exploring program provides young adults ages 14-21 with hands-on experiences, skills, and opportunities to explore careers and lifetime interests. Through Exploring, you will investigate, learn, experience, be challenged, and have fun! These work-site-based career exploration programs in Learning for Life Learning for Life is an in-school program that teaches character education and sound decision making. Click here for more information on Learning for Life