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United Way of Lancaster County
Description of Program
Offers scouting opportunities for boys, young men and women on five different levels:
- Tiger Cubs: A one-year, family-centered program for first grade boys and one or more adult family members. True to its motto: "Search, discover, share," this program stresses fun activities and strengthening family bonds while helping children build confidence and self-esteem.
- Cub Scouts: A family-centered program for boys in second through fifth grade. This program capitalizes on a boy's natural interests which fosters self-esteem and teaches cooperation and the meaning of healthy competition through sports, games, crafts, skill building, recognition, camping and fun.
- Boy Scouts: A troop and patrol-centered program for boys in sixth grade through senior high school. This program builds self-esteem, resourcefulness, and leadership skills through a blend of outdoor experiences, educational and instructional skills, recognition, value building and fun.
- Varsity Scouts: For boys 14-17 years of age. A modification of traditional Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting has five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high adventure, personal development, community service and special events. Organization is built around the team concept
- Exploring: A unique and flexible co-ed program for young men and women, 14 through 20 years of age. Its aim is to help youth make intelligent decisions about their future by giving them in-depth exposure to a variety of careers. Participate in exciting, adult-style, social, outdoor and community activities
Additional programs include:
- Summer day and resident camp experiences providing campcraft and handicraft skills, nature programs and fellowship.
- High Adventure Programs are made available to boys, ages 13 and older, to such places as the Florida Keys, Rocky Mountains, and New Mexico
- Participation in National and International Jamborees
Programs are held in local communities, as well as at the J. Edward Mack and Bashore Scout Reservations.