INFORMATION FOR PARENTS NEW TO SCOUTING
ANSWERS TO NEW PARENT QUESTIONS
Welcome to the Adventures of Scouting! If you are new to our Scouting family, you probably have a lot of questions. The purpose of the Boy Scouts is to provide an outdoors-oriented educational program for youth. We'll build character, citizenship, and physical, mental, and emotional fitness while giving service to others in our community.
Scouting is an age appropriate and grade specific program. Local Scouting programs are led by volunteers and parent involvement is highly encouraged, and sometimes even expected.
Cub Scouting is for boys who are in 1st through 5th grade. Learn more about Cub Scouting in our related content.
Boy Scouts is for young men ages 10 (and completed the fifth grade) up to 18 years old. Learn more about Boy Scouting in our related content.
VENTURING AND EXPLORING
Young women participate in the Venturing and Exploring programs which are part of the BSA. Venturing focuses on outdoor programs including white water rafting, cycling, shooting sports and more, while helping youth grow in leadership skills. Exploring serves high school aged young men and women and provides opportunities to learn hands on about careers such as law enforcement, medicine and aviation.
MORE ABOUT US
The Quivira Council, Boy Scouts of America positively impacts over 11,000 youth and their families in 30 counties in southern and southeast Kansas.
The Quivira Council provides more than $40,000 in camperships to help financially challenged youth attend camp, provides accident and liability insurance to Scouts and leaders and provides registration assistance to those youth who could not otherwise afford Scouting.
Our National Scout Shop is available to help you purchase uniforms, books, craft items, and all of the badges that your new Scout will be earning.
Volunteer leaders are encouraged to keep their leader training current. Many of these courses are free to take and available online. As a parent of a Scout, you can take the same courses as leaders.
For any other questions, please call 316-264-3386.