Family Scouting - Serving the Whole Family

Serving 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.

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission.

We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouting program will be open to boys and girls. 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.

The Buckskin Council has registered our first girls into three Council approved Cub Scout Packs that are participating in the early adopter programs for Family Scouting. This is an exciting time for our Scouting families and I hope you will welcome them into our great Scouting program.

Starting in August, all chartering partners will have the choice of offering Cub Scouting to boys and girls in the same pack, boys and girls in separate packs, boys only in a pack or girls only in a pack. These options will make it much easier for families to enjoy Scouting as a family, and will allow our chartering partners the flexibility they desire in serving families.

Click on the link above to learn more about Family Scouting. Please take a look, and if you still have questions, call your executive or the Scout Service Center. We will do our best to answer your questions.

This Infographic offers a great visual explanation on the changes.