Membership

Email your District Membership chair or District Executive for additional information.

Scouting Programs for Boys and Girls

 

  • Cub Scouts: Grades K - 5 (5 - 10 years old)
  • Scouts, BSA: Grades 6 - 12 (11 - 17 years old)
  • Venturing: 14 - 20 years old
  • Sea Scouting: 14 - 20 years old

TO FIND A UNIT NEAR YOU CLICK HERE!

Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education. Unit meetings offer information and knowledge used on outdoor adventures. A leader may describe and demonstrate a Scouting skill at a meeting, but the way Scouts truly learn an outdoor skill is to do it themselves on a unit outing.

Scouting uses the patrol method to teach skills and values. Scouts elect their own patrol leader, and they learn quickly that by working together and sharing duties, the patrol can accomplish far more than any of its members could do alone. The patrol succeeds when every member of the patrol succeeds, and Scouts learn that good teamwork is the key to success.

Health and wellness is part of the outdoor experience. As Scouts hike, paddle, climb, bike, or ride, their muscles become toned and their aerobic capacity increases. When they work as a patrol to plan menus for their outings, they learn to purchase cost-effective ingredients to prepare flavorful and nutritious meals.

Service to others and good citizenship is learned through such outdoor activities as conservation projects, collecting food, building trails and shelters, and conducting community service projects that promote healthy living. Through helping other people, Scouts learn to appreciate how they can share themselves and their blessings to those in need. By giving service to benefit others, Scouts gain a sense of personal satisfaction.

District Membership Chairs

Monticello District: Jason Jennings

Southern District: Jack Glisson

Valley District: Wanda Whitesell

Massanutten District: Keith Dean


Virtual Recruitment Campaign

Yes – you can recruit new youth into Scouting and have them join you in your Virtual Scouting Events and Meetings – and the best part is you can earn a pretty cool, one-of-a-kind, recruiting patch in the process!  I mean, how many times do you get an opportunity to do cool Scouting adventures while in the middle of a world-wide pandemic?  That’s certainly “Scouting in Action!” 

To find out how download the 2020 Join Scout Night Guidebook. You find this in the right column for resources or below. 


Pack JSN Materials Pick-Up Locations:

Monticello District:

  • Saturday, Aug 8: 9-11am @Zion crossroad's Lowe's parking 
  • Sautrday, Aug 8: 5-7pm @Stonefield parking (behind Regal & Champion, beside Hyatt Place)

Southern District

  • Contact Scott Lancey for distribution: scott.lancey@scouting.org

Valley District

  • Wednesday, Aug 12: 6-8pm @Council Office
  • Saturday, Aug 15: 10am-12pm @Council Office

Massanutten District

  • Monday, Aug 17: 5-7pm @Harrisonburg Farmer's Market Parking
  • Wednesday, Aug 19: 5-7pm @Harrisonburg Farmer's Market Parking

Program Specific Membership Resources

Cub Scouts 

Join Scout Night Boxes were handed out at June Round Tables with the printed materials below and included: Foam rockets, stickers, posters, yard signs and Scout Shop promotions. For information on how to get your Pack's box contact your local membership chair. 

July 30th, 2020 JSN Orientation via Youtube

How to update your BeAScout Pin!

2020 Join Scout Night Guidebook

Cub Scout Leader Resources

Pack Join Scout Night 2020 Presentation

Cub Scout Leader Descriptions

New Pack Parent Questionaire

New Pack Parent Helper

Bobcat paper folding game

Peer to Peer Recruitment Cards

Scouts, BSA

Troop Year Round Recruitment Guide

Troop Open House Presentation

Venturing

Ventruing Recruitment Guide

Crew Open House Presentation