At the BSA, we believe Scouting programs should be available to all youth, no matter their location, background or economic circumstances. We want all young people to have the opportunity to join Scouting. Through Scoutreach, we are helping to make that happen.
Thanks to the strong support from our Scouting community, funding is now available to support council Scoutreach Boy Scout, Venturing and Exploring units to attend the Summit’s 2016 summer programs. Scoutreach provides assistance to both youth and adult leaders that might not otherwise have the ability to experience the thrills of the Summit. A slew of exciting activities are in store for Scouts this year across a variety of programs.
“I have personally seen our outdoor program impact youth from all walks of life,” shared Jesse Roper, BSA Performance Coach-West. “Delivering on the promise of Scouting is a key component in exposing youth to character-building experiences that could change their life forever.”
What Programs Are Available?
Participants spend an action-packed time at The Summit Bechtel Reserve camping at the James C Justice National Scout Camp through several distinct summer programs: Senior Scout Camp, Appalachian Adventure, OA Prism, Exploring SummerFest, and VenturingFest.
At Senior Scout Camp, Scouts and Venturers are invited to earn merit badges and rank advancement during a week-long program filled with extreme sports and program activities. This program teaches Scouts the four Core Values of The Summit: leadership, sustainability, service and adventure. The Appalachian Adventure is a four-day program that includes activities from the Scott Summit Center, while also leaving more flexibility for units to plan a customized Summit experience. This program is recommended for those looking to experience Scouting activities by sampling the best of what the Summit has to offer in a short period of time.
How to Register a 2016 SBR Scoutreach Unit
- Area directors must secure commitment from the local council for 2016 Scoutreach unit attendance.
- The area directer will then provide your council with the SBR Scoutreach Assistance form, which will identify council, unit information, program and dates requested, and financial assistance requested.
- Once completed, the area director submits the completed form.
- Councils must then complete their program specific registration at the Summit.
- Once your council is registered at the Summit, your council’s Scoutreach unit will be connected with approved scholarship monies based on availability.
More than 63 councils are already sending Scoutreach units to the Summit this summer – now’s your chance to join them! For more information on dates, fees, and how to register, check out the SBR Scoutreach Assistance form and submit your completed application today. Is your council sending a Scoutreach unit to the Summit?