Family Scouting for boys and girls!

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.

Coming in 2019-Scouts BSA!

Troops for girls will be officially launching February 1st, 2019. In this program, older girls can join a Scouting program just for them. Scouts BSA is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young people and their families and has traditionally been for boys ages 11-17. The 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 starting a Linked Troop? Fill out this survey to let us know.

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, we also have a number of programs to help prepare girls for Scouting!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is open to girls THIS summer! For the first time ever, in 2019 young women will be able to join the Boy Scouts of America at every level. We are waiting to learn more about this program for older girls, including the name, but we want to be ahead of the game! A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established so young women can attend NYLT and start preparing now to make the most out of the leadership opportunities in their crews and troops. Sign up today here! Or learn more here.

Summer Camp is open to all Scouts, all ages! Cub Scouts can attend day camp or overnight camp and older girls can choose one of four camp sessions to attend.

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
Camping for Girls 11 and Older Download
Family Scouting Be A Scout Pin Update Directions on how to update Be a Scout Pin to include Family Scouting 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 Units.pdf Units who are inviting girls to join through Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA Download
How to Set Up Be A Scout Pin.pdf Update your Be A Scout Pin today with these step-by-step instructions. Download
Older Girls Press Release 4-5-2018.pdf Press Release for Older Girl Program to share with local news (PDF) Download
Program for Older Girl Update and FAQ.pdf Info About Older Girl Program (PDF) Download
Scouts BSA Launch Timeline This document includes the Scouts BSA Launch Timeline and FAQs from Cascade Pacific Council about Scouts BSA Download