Youth Programs

For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. We believe - and, through more than a century of experience, know - that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.

Scouting's Programs

Cub Scouts - a year-round, family-friendly program designed for children who are in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 6-10). Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting- citizenship training, character development and personal fitness. 

Boy Scouts - designed for boys ages 11-18, Boy Scouts learn responsible citizenship, character development and self reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs. 

Venturing - a program for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. Its purpose is to provide positive experiences to help youth mature and prepare them to become responsible adults. 

Exploring - a career learning program for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. Exploring units, called "posts", usually have a focus on a single career field, such as police, fire/resuce, health, law, aviation or engineering. 

Reaching for Tomorrow - in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Reaching for Tomorrow develops the potential of youth by providing grade-specific, character education and basic skills for special needs and at-risk students in the classroom. It includes curriculum created by national educators and psychologists and is taught by certified instructors.

STEM Scouts - a national pilot program focused on fun ways for girls and boys to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities led by STEM professionals. Through weekly meetings and four-to-six modules that cover a variety of disciplines, STEM Scouts is designed to be fast paced, thought provoking and fun. 

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146 Plains Rd
Raymond, ME 04071
Phone: 207-797-5252


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