Family Scouting

Girls can join Cub Scouts!

After extensive surveys and studies, the Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors recently unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs, and has posted information about the expanded opportunities for Family Scouting on a new family Scouting page. The family Scouting page provides several resources, including a helpful fact sheet you can also join our email list to get weekly updates!

Girls Can Join Scouts BSA!

Troops for girls officially launched on February 1st, 2019. The Scouts BSA program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness while encouraging youth to be leaders in their homes, schools, and communities.

Are you interested in joining but can't find a Cub Scout pack in your neighborhood?  CLICK HERE to find a local group in your area!

Existing programs for girls

Did you know that Boy Scouts of America has had programs for girls for more than 45 years? All Scouting programs are available for girls to join right now!

Summer Camp is open to all Scouts, all ages! Cub Scouts can attend day camp or overnight camp and older girls can attend any CPC Scouts BSA Camp.

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids in grades kindergarted through fifth! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

Exploring is a career exploration opportunity for girls and boys ages 14 to 20 in which young people with interest in specific careers are matched with local businesses and community organizations with expertise in those fields.

Sea Scouting has a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities for girls and boys ages 14 to 20. Sea Scouts may sail or cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regional events.

Venturing is an exciting adventure-based program for girls and boys age 14 to 20. The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to experience a program of fun, challenge, and adventure; to acquire skills; to become skilled trainers of others; and to prepare for life. 

Want to learn more about these programs?  Contact us at 503.226.3423 or send an email to  

File Name Description
Fall Into Scouting Invite Sample Invite for all girls Camporee style event Download
Family Scouting Infographic Additional Family Scouting Infographic Download
Family Scouting Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures Download
How to Set Up Be A Scout Pin Update your Be A Scout Pin today with these step-by-step instructions Download
Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts Info on the Inaugrual Class of Female Eagle Scouts Download
Linked Troop Structure Advice on how to structure your new Troop in Scouts BSA Download
Paperwork For New Troops Instructions for Starting a New Troop Download
Scouts BSA Launch Party Invite Sample invite for launch party Download
Tips on Peeing in the Woods Tips for peeing outside, including a video Download