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.

Girls Can Join Scouts BSA!

Troops for girls will be officially launching February 1st, 2019. Our first official Scouts BSA event, Fall Into Scouting, will be on October 13th and will introduce girls in grades 5th and older to Scouting! In Scouts BSA, older girls can join a Scouting program just for them. The program will offer 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? 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!

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 info@cpcbsa.org  

File Name Description
Annual Unit Charter Agreement New Unit Paperwork Download
BSA Adult Application Adult Application for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Download
BSA Youth Application.pdf Youth Application for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Download
Fall Into Scouting Invite.pdf Join us at the first official Scouts BSA event to start your Scouting journey! Download
Family Scouting Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures.pdf Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures Download
Family Scouting Infographic.pdf Additional Family Scouting Infographic Download
Family Scouting Units.pdf List of units inviting girls to Cub Scouts and 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
Linked Troop Structure.pdf Advice on how to structure your new Troop in Scouts BSA Download
New Executive Officer Application Application for new Executive Officer Download
New Unit Application New Unit Paperwork Download
Paperwork For New Troops Instructions for Starting a New Troop Download
Scouts BSA Launch Timeline Scouts BSA Launch Timeline and FAQs from Cascade Pacific Council Download