Eagle Scout Scholarships
Each year the Cascade Pacific Council Eagle Scout Association presents academic scholarships to outstanding Eagle Scouts as part of the annual Eagle Scout Celebration.
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Outdoor adventures are the heart of the Scouting program. For urban youth, particularly those at-risk due to poverty, getting out of the city to enjoy nature is simply out of reach. Even in Portland, which is full of amazing outdoor spaces, young people don't have enough access to active outdoor sports like hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, boating, snowshoeing, swimming or rock climbing.
The Cascade Pacific Council provides 18 camp properties around the region where young people can enjoy year-round outdoor adventures as part of their Scouting experience. Several recent independent studies conducted by Harris Interactive for the BSA have consistently shown that participation in Scouting activities, even for periods as short as one year, helps young people of all backgrounds develop skills that will contribute to their ability to be self-sufficient adults. Check out the BSA Summer Camp Outcomes Study and learn more about the impact of the outdoors on Scouts. During the last year, more than $100,600 in scholarships was provided to allow Scouts of all ages, including economically disadvantaged youth, a chance to participate in Scouting activities.
The Cascade Pacific Council’s Outreach Programs serve at- risk youth from economically disadvantaged and ethnically diverse areas within our community with program activities for boys and girls ages 5 –21. Participants learn a sense of accountability and teamwork through outdoor adventures, as well as community service and leadership opportunities. Activities are designed to be challenging yet enjoyable and teach honesty, integrity, responsibility, and leadership. The programs provide positive adult role models that embody strong values and a commitment to serving others. Through this powerful teaching method, the programs promote teamwork and build self-confidence.