Family Scouting for boys and girls!

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Are you a Cub Scout pack participating in Family Scouting?

Starting January 15th, 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 that explains the program levels and a Frequently Asked Questions document.


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? Exploring, Sea Scouts and Venturing are programs available for girls to join right now:

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!

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
Be a Scout Pin Update.pdf Directions on how to update Be a Scout Pin; PDF Download
Early Adopter FAQ.pdf Early Adopter FAQ (PDF) Download
Family Scouting Flyer 1st-4th Grade.pdf Fillable Family Scouting flyer for online distribution (PDF; 3MB) Download
Family Scouting Flyer K-4th Grade.pdf Fillable Family Scouting flyer for online distribution (PDF; 2MB) Download
Family Scouting Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures.pdf Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures (PDF) Download
Family Scouting Infographic.pdf Family Scouting Infographic (PDF) Download
Family Scouting Pack Letter.pdf Intro Letter to Packs on Family Scouting (PDF; 283K) Download
Program for Older Girl Update and FAQ.pdf Info About Older Girl Program (PDF) Download