Cub Scouts is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Proven developmental programs guide the Cubs from exploration to accomplishment with lots of fun and friendship along the way. Find a Cub Pack near you and let the adventure begin!
While Cub Scouts cross over into Scouts at the end of fifth grade, boys and girls ages 11-17 (or who have completed fifth grade) may join Scouts BSA at at any time. The Scouts BSA program teaches character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness as youth advance through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle Scout. Scouts explore personal, life, and professional skills through the Merit Badge system.
“Family Scouting” is the name of the movement to open the benefits of Scouting to all of a family’s children, not just the boys. Girls have been welcome in Cub Scout packs for more than a year, and they became eligible to join Scouts BSA Troops on Feb. 1, 2019. Here’s more information about Family Scouting including FAQs.
Venturing is a co-ed program for youth 14-20 years old. Venture Crews plan and carry out activities of their choice, from kayaking to rapelling to geocaching and community service. Venturers learn personal responsibility, event planning, leadership, organization, and communication while having a blast with their friends. Find a Venturing Crew near you to get started!
Exploring helps young people learn more about careers while providing one-on-one mentoring from professionals in that field. In the Susquehanna Council, Explorer Posts help young people understand career opportunities in criminal justice and emergency services. Contact the Council Service Center for more information or to host an Explorer Post at your workplace.