Scouting is the Adventure of a Life Time!
Scouting is family, fun, friends and a lifetime of adventure! It’s the place where young people can grow to become their very best future selves.
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. o maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing programs.
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Scouting is a global movement to make the world a better place by giving our children today the tools they need to make good choices as adults. As such our mission is all about supporting you as parents to help your child grow up with the values of the Scout Oath and Law! See our Mission, the Oath and Law HERE!
Scouting in the Mount Baker Council and much of the world is made up a few different programs defined by the age level of your child. These programs get progressively more challenging for your child just like school is broken up into Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Cub Scouts are aged 5-10 and generally in K through 5th grade.
Scouts BSA are generally 11-17 and grades 6-12.
Our senior Scout programs are aged 14-21 and are primarily driven by the kind of adventure your teen is looking for.
When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members!
For a breakdown of the fees to register in Scouting CLICK HERE.
There may be additional program or activity fees that may be charged by your local unit. Of course, these costs may be offset by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds such as the Mount Baker Council Opportunity Fund, CLICK HERE for more on the fund. Please contact your local unit leadership for details.
For more on how Scouting is funded in the Mount Baker Council CLICK HERE!
Meeting times and locations vary. Typically, though, units meet weekly or bi-weekly during the school year and less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits within your family’s schedule.
Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all eligible youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a child’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.
Although there are many resources available to find more information about Scouting, the best is a direct connection with your local unit leadership! From meeting times, to planned activities, they’ll provide answers to all of your Scouting questions.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $42 annual registration fee (includes cost of background check), to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process.
You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting! To get started, simply complete a youth application and submit it, along with the annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Haven’t yet found a unit, or need contact information? Click here for options near you!
The Foundation of Scouting
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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 Law.
Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Cub Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the sixth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as Scouts lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
Venturing is all about building your adventure with your friends. Scouts will choose activities that matter to them and create their own opportunities for skill development like leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, and responsibility… all while having a blast!
The Sea Scout program is THE place to be for young adults who love the water. The hands-on experiences of managing a ship’s watercraft will create memories that will never be forgotten! Scouts are given the opportunity to develop their maritime skillset while making lifelong friends and advancing their career opportunities for later.
Exploring gives young people a chance to investigate careers and create connections starting from a young age. It allows them to sample different professions OR dig into the vocation they feel called to! Through mentorship and firsthand experiences, Scouts will develop lifelong skills and knowledge.
HOW DO I JOIN SCOUTING?
Adventure is Waiting.
With adventure, fun and discovery at every turn, Scouting makes the most of right now.