Information For Parents New To Scouting
Answers To New Parent Questions
Welcome to the Adventures of Scouting! If
you are new to our Scouting family, you probably have a lot of questions.
The purpose of the Boy Scouts is to provide an
outdoors-oriented educational program for youth. We'll build character,
citizenship, and physical, mental, and emotional fitness while giving
service to others in our community.
Scouting is an age
appropriate and grade specific program. Local Scouting programs are
led by volunteers and parent involvement is highly encouraged, and
sometimes even expected.
Cub Scouting is for kids who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn more about Cub Scouting in our related content.
Scouts BSA is for youth ages 10 (and completed the fifth grade) up to
18 years old. Learn more about Scouts BSA in our related content.
Venturing and Sea Scouts
Venturing and Sea Scouting is for young men and young women ages 13 (and
completed the 8th grade) up to 21 years old. Learn more about Venturing or Sea Scouting in our related content.
More About Us
Our Council serves more than 42,000 young people in Scouting
across central Minnesota and in four counties in western Wisconsin. We're among the top 5 largest councils in the
country and led by more than 21,000 volunteers, and eight camps that
offer programs year around. Tons of information about our different camps can be found in the related content section.
Any questions we've missed here can likely be answered by calling 763 231 7201.
We also have several Scout Shops available to help you purchase uniforms,
books, craft items, and all of the badges that your new Scout will be earning.
Volunteer leaders are encouraged to keep their leader
training current. Many of these courses are free to take and available
online. As a parent of a Scout, you can take the same courses as