Family Scouting Resources

Family Scouting & Young Girls in Scouting

Recently, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America made a unanimous decision to welcome girls to our iconic programs, based on feedback from our community and an understanding that the character and leadership qualities our programs develop grounded in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are as relevant and helpful for girls as they have been for boys.

Starting in 2018, we invite our chartered partner organizations to choose if they'd like to establish a new girl pack, establish a family pack that consists girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack.  All programs will remain single-gender.

If your Pack is interested in participating in the Family Scouting Program, click here to sign up for more info

Spring Early Adopters

Although our programs will officially launch to welcome both boys and girls in Cub Scouting during the program year, we are offering a soft launch for early adopters based on overwhelming demand from communities that will allow eligible packs to officially register girls (K-4) in Cub Scouts as early as January 15.  Requirements for "early adopters" are available here Family Scouting Requirements.  A video detailing the Spring Early Adopters option is available at with password F@mily4UnitLeaders 

Additional Resources & More

Our National organization has also published a number of training videos, FAQ documents, interviews with our Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh, and tons more, all available here 

Feel free to reach out to any member of our team to learn more about this momentous change and how your family or Scouting Program can be prepared for Family Scouting.

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