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Family Scouting

Family Scouting

The Denver Area Council is thrilled to bring the benefits of Scouting to more kids than ever!

Beginning in 2018, Cub Scouts will be available for girls and boys. This means even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Cub Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success. All Cub Scout units in Denver Area Council can accept girls starting in August 2018.

After all, the values of the Scout Law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent – are relevant and important values for young men and young women.

Family Scouting Cub Scout DenServing Today’s Families

The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

We’ve received overwhelming requests from families with daughters interested in the Cub Scout program. Research shows 90 percent of parents are interested in getting their daughters involved in a program like Cub Scouts. That’s why we began discussions about expanding traditional programs to girls. We recognized a need and worked to meet it. In addition to offering Cub Scouts to girls and boys in 2018, a program for older girls will be announced in the coming year for projected introduction in 2019, providing young women the path to earn the highest rank of Eagle.

Getting Ready for Family Scouting

Is your pack undecided on Family Scouting? Need more information? Join us to learn more about the program! Unit Key 3 Leaders, Den Leaders, and interested parents are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

Family Scouting Information Meeting for Packs
Thursday May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Colorado Adventure Point at Hamilton Scout Headquarters
10455 W 6th Ave. Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215

Please RSVP with Tiffany Viduya (720.266.2165), providing your Name, Pack number, and Unit Position. For more information, contact Nancy Farrell, Rachel Joslyn or your District Executive.

Early Adopter Program

The following units have already started participating with the family scouting program!

Unit number District Meeting Location Contact name
Pack 443 Arapahoe Elks Lodge, Littleton, CO Russ Wilson
Pack 461 Arapahoe Wilder Elementary, Littleton, CO Mary Foley
Pack 114 Arapahoe Littleton United Methodist Church Nick Kurtz
Pack 725 Cenntennial Aurora Academy Brad Labarry
Pack 255 Centennial Aurora Quest Nathan Williams
Pack 34 Frontier Mountainview CLBD Presbyterian Church Bridget Weaks
Pack 475 Gateway Van Arsdale Elementary Jeffrey Shaw
Pack 500 Gateway Jefferson Academy Vince Secor
Pack 814 Timberline Westgate Elemetentary Angela Mikula
Pack 523 Valley Gethsemane Lutheran Church Beth Maxwell
Pack 372 Valley Northglenn United Methodist Laura Odum

Stay Informed

For complete details on these changes and programs from the National Council, please visit Scouting.org, Scouting Newsroom, or CubScouts.org


Videos

Family Program for Unit Leadership V3

Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh answers questions about welcoming girls into Scouting programs


Girl Cub Scout Archery