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Making Scouting Accessible for Families

August 14, 2017

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As an organization dedicated to serving youth, we’ve always aimed to bring Scouting to as many youth and families as possible. Now, as life gets busier and busier, we hear from families and Scouting leaders that there is also a need to help make Scouting more accessible.

For many families, accessibility means finding a way to serve the entire family – including the girls whose brothers and cousins we have sought to serve for years.

As an organization, we have conducted some research on this topic and have started elevating this conversation so we can determine the best path forward, including a recent focus on the topic at the 2017 National Annual Meeting, when Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh outlined what we know so far.

To move the conversation forward, it is important that we hear feedback from you and those that bring Scouting to life in communities. Please watch the video below and then request a survey. Thank you in advance for your input!

Our objective is straightforward: to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible — all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.

Click here to request a survey that will be emailed to you within 24 hours.