How Community Organizations Use the Scouting Program
With the help of the Boy Scouts of America, schools, community and religious organizations organize Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships for boys and young men and women. The community partners manage these units and control the program of activities to support the goals and objectives of their organization.
How the BSA Supports the Community Organization
To support approximately 124,000 Scouting packs, troops, and crews owned and operated by community partners, more than 300 BSA councils throughout the nation provide professional counseling and administration, commissioner service, training for leaders, camping and outdoor facilities, program materials and literature, planning tools, and other program aids. Councils also maintain records on units and their membership, provide rank certificates and merit badge cards, and maintain service centers where badges, insignia, literature, and other helps can be obtained.
Sample Community Partners
African American Cultural Center
Auburn Boys and Girls Club
Belfair Boys and Girls Club
Children of Incarcerated Parents
El Centro Mahanaim
Highland Park United Methodist
Holy Family Catholic Church and School
May Valley Alliance Church
Neah Bay VFW
North West Urban Ministries
Quillayute Tribal Center
Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club
Sequim Boys and Girls Club
Skyway Boys and Girls Club
Union Gospel Mission
White Center Boys and Girls Club
Zion Preparatory Academy
How to get Involved
If you, or your organization would like to become a community partner contact a Scoutreach Executive at 206-725-5200 for more information.