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Which Program is Right For Me?

A wide variety of programs exist for boys and girls:



Program Options

Age 7-10 Boys

Cub Scouting

A family and home-centered program for boys in the first through fifth grade. Cub Scouting's emphasis is quality programming at the local level.

  • Tiger Cubs is a school-year program for first-grade (or 7-year-old) boys and adult mentors that stresses shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding. 
  • Boys in the Second and Third grade are Wolf and Bear Scouts, respectively. 
  • Fourth and fifth-grade boys are called Webelos (We'll Be Loyal Scouts) and participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts. 

Age 11-17 Boys

Boy Scouting

A program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster

Age 14-20 Boys and Girls  


Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. 

Sea Scouting

One of many venturing programs, Sea Scouting is a co-educational program offered to young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. Sea Scouting is designed to promote better citizenship and to improve boating skills and knowledge. Through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scouting is adventure and challenge on sea and land.


Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. Our program provides an ideal link between academic environment and the real world.