Scouting Is for Everyone
Culturally Specific Scouting operates in schools, community
entities, and recreation centers providing youth a fun and adventurous
What will I do in Culturally Specific Scouting?
Culturally Specific Scouting ensures that all young people have the
opportunity to gain the benefits of Scouting. Working to
remove language or cultural barriers, programs focus primarily on
working with the Hmong, Latino, Asian, African-American, and
recent immigrant populations.
Youth participate in Pack, Troop, or Crew activities depending on their age.
Youth explore and learn through real-wrold activities like science
projects, arts and crafts, and outdoor games designed to excite and
engage. Youth learn about
good citizenship, character development, fitness, and fun as they learn
about the world around them. Activities might include archery,
wilderness survival, camping, team games, STEM projects, and more.
How often do we meet?
Groups are made up of similar aged youth and typically meet once a
Who can join?
Boys ages 5-10, in Cub Scout packs
Boys ages 11-18, in Boy Scout troops
Boys and girls ages 13-20, in Venutre crews. Thirteen year olds must have completed the 8th grade.
Some of these programs take place in an after-school setting and both boys and girls are able to participate.
What is the cost?
The membership fee to join Scouting is $24 per year and is pro-rated.
Other costs for uniforms, supplies, camp, etc. are not included in
the membership fee. Fundraising programs are available to keep costs
How are parents and guardians involved?
Some programs are led by paid staff while others are led by volunteers.
Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Scouting unit is
sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and
encouraged to get involved as a troop leader or volunteer. Parents and
the community organization select troop leaders.
Scout leaders have the opportunity to work with youth and their
families, improving the community through fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By
serving as a leader you can help make a
positive difference in the kind of adults Scouts grow into.
Many tools, resources, and trainings are available to assist
volunteers in becoming effective leaders and enjoy their experience.
How do we get started?
Join Scouting at any time! Find a Scout unit in your area by
visiting www.adventureiscalling.org. Youth participating in
after-school Scouting will sign-up with a Scouting partner such as a
school, community education, or recreation center. To contact someone
directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-231-7201..