Family Scouting

Starting June 1st, girls can join Cub Scouts! After extensive surveys and studies, the Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors recently unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs, and has posted information about the expanded opportunities for Family Scouting on a new family Scouting page. The family Scouting page provides several resources, including a helpful fact sheet that explains the program levels and a Frequently Asked Questions document.

Register Your Pack for Family Scouting

Register Your Troop to Start A Girl Troop or Linked Boy / Girl Troop

Are you interested in joining but can’t find a Cub Scout pack in your neighborhood?  Click here to find a Cub Scout Pack in your neighborhood!


Resources for Family Scouting Packs

Here is a list of available resources to help you promote your program to potential new Cub Scouts:

Update Your Be A Scout Pin

  • BAS Unit Pins – Use these instructions to update your Be A Scout Pin to allow boys and girls or just girls. All pins are defaulted to allow boys only.

Promotional Resources

General FAQs and Program Information


Existing Programs for Girls

Did you know that Boy Scouts of America has had programs for girls for more than 45 years? Exploring, Sea Scouts and Venturing are programs available for girls to join right now, we also have a number of programs to help prepare girls for Scouting!

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids in grades kindergarted through fifth! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!

Exploring is a career exploration opportunity for girls and boys ages 14 to 20 in which young people with interest in specific careers are matched with local businesses and community organizations with expertise in those fields.

Sea Scouting has a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities for girls and boys ages 14 to 20. Sea Scouts may sail or cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regional events.

Venturing is an exciting adventure-based program for girls and boys age 14 to 20. The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to experience a program of fun, challenge, and adventure; to acquire skills; to become skilled trainers of others; and to prepare for life.

Want to learn more about these programs?  Contact us at 408.638.8300 or send an email to membership@svmbc.org

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