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Family Scouting for Boys & Girls
Girls can join Cub Scouts! Girls have been joining since January 15, 2018. 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 BSA Family Scouting page provides several resources, including a helpful Fact Sheet that explains the program levels and a Frequently Asked Questions document.
Cub Scouts & Friends Invited to Family Scouting Adventure Nights
Time for the whole family to experience adventure this Summer! Ready for a summer evening of family fun? Families are invited to attend one of four Family Scouting Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler (Stanhope) or Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp (Watchung Reservation). Dates are Wednesday, July 18,: Thursday, July 26: Wednesday, August 01, Thursday, August 02, 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:30pm. Register here. Prior registration is highly recommended. Children (ages 5-11) who are not Cub Scouts attend for free. Current Scouts are $5 each. Current Scouts who bring a friend not currently registered in a Cub Scout pack attend for free. Contact, [email protected] for more information. Click for Family Scouting Event Flyer for more information.
Is your pack participating in Family Scouting?
Click here to read the Family Scouting Pack Letter, then let us know. All packs should fill out the 2018/2019 Cub Scout Pack Designation Form. Click here to download the form.
Is Your Daughter Interested in Joining a Family Scouting Pack?
Find a Cub Scout pack in your neighborhood. Check out the participating packs in the table below; go to BeAScout.org and put in the zip code of the pack you want to see. Family Scouting packs are shown as having “Dens for boys or girls.” Currently, there are many packs for boys, labeled “Boy Pack.” Eventually, there will be girl-only packs, which will be labeled “Girl Pack.”
Patriots' Path Council Family Scouting Packs
- TOWN DISTRICT ZIP CODE FAMILY PACK ALL GIRL
- Bernards Black River 07920 Pack 786
- Boonton Fishawack 07005 Pack 201
- Carteret Munsee 07008 Pack 88
- Chatham Fishawack 07928 Pack 6
- Chatham Fishawack 07928 Pack 24
- Cranford Munsee 07016 Pack 75
- Denville Black River 07834 Pack 31
- Dunellen Raritan Valley 08812 Pack 26
- Edison Raritan Valley 08817 Pack 12
- Hamburg/Hardyston Sussex 07416 Pack 298
- Hampton Twp Sussex 07860 Pack 96
- Hillsborough Raritan Valley 08844 Pack 89
- Jefferson/L. Hopatcong Black River 07849 Pack 111
- Kinnelon Fishawack 07405 Pack 277
- Long Valley Black River 07853 Pack 36
- Metuchen Raritan Valley 08840 Pack 69
- Montague Sussex 07827 Pack 98
- Mt Tabor Fishawack 07878 Pack 5
- N. Plainfield Watchung Mtn 07069 Pack 135
- Neshanic Raritan Valley 08844 Pack 1776
- Parsippany Fishawack 07034 Pack 215
- Piscataway Raritan Valley 08855 Pack 67
- Rockaway Black River 07866 Pack 165
- Roxbury Black River 07876 Pack 163
- Sparta Sussex 07871 Pack 150
- Sparta Sussex 07871 Pack 295
- Succasunna Black River 07876 Pack 54
- Succasunna Black River 07876 Pack 159
- Summit Watchung Mtn 07901 Pack 301
- Union Munsee 07083 Pack 68
- Watchung Watchung Mtn 07069 Pack 32
What if your daughter is too old (11 or over) for Cub Scouting?
In February 2019, the BSA will begin to deliver a program for older girls through which girls will be able to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. This program will use the same Scouting program offered to older boys, and will be offered in all-girl troops; current Boy Scout Troops will remain all-boy. Click here for Q&A about this upcoming program.
There are also existing programs in which older girls can participate. Boy Scouts of America has had programs for young men and women to join for more than 45 years – Exploring, Sea Scouts and Venturing. Click on each program for more information.
All packs should fill out the 2018/2019 Cub Scout Pack Designation Form and send this form to the council’s Family Scouting committee prior to beginning any Family Scouting recruiting or program activities. Click here to download the form.
Bill San Filippo
Membership Committee Staff Advisor
973.765.9322 x 227
Family Scouting Informational Video
- Family Scouting Postcard 2018 of Contacts
- Family Scouting Pack Letter
2018/2019 Cub Scout Pack Designation Form
- Program for Older Girls Update & FAQ
- Family-Scouting-Infographic with Pack and Troop Structures
- What’s Changed
- All Girl Troop Info Request Form
Adult Leader Courses
- Scoutmaster and Asst. Scoutmaster position training – Sept. 15 or Nov. 3 2018
- Youth Protection Training
Youth Leader Courses
Suggested Timetables For Family Scouting Units