Cub Scouts are broken into a small group called a pack. The pack you join is up to you. You can look for a pack chartered by an organization you support, or simply choose the one closest to your neighborhood. With tens of thousands of Cub Scout Packs across the country, it shouldn’t be hard to find one that fits you and your family.
Each pack has dedicated leaders and volunteers who are tasked with teaching Cub Scouts both fun and valuable lessons that will help them progress in the program and in life. But what makes Cub Scouts truly unique is the opportunity it gives the entire family to be involved in each child’s development. From volunteering with the pack to leading activities at home, parents can take full advantage of the extra time they’ll have participating in their Cub Scout's life.
Cub Scouting is the foundation of our organization. And while it is designed for boys in the first through fifth grades, this program really involves the whole family as parents pitch in to plan and deliver activities. Cub Scouting is affirmative and fun focused. There are currently 1.3 million Cub Scouts and 395,000 adult volunteers in the United States.
FUMC Celina hosts Pack #296. Our Dens meet throughout the week.
This is the traditional Scouting experience for children in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. There are currently 855,000 Youth Scouts and 485,000 adult volunteers in the United States.
While there is guidance from experienced leaders, Youth Scouts take their own lead, exploring places they've never been as they dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure. With a spirit of teamwork, they pack up their Scout gear and their sense of adventure, and dive into the learning and excitement that comes from being in the community of the Youth Scouts.
Youth Scouts has a lot to offer, but don't let the 130+ merit badges scare you away. With the exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience through earning merit badges that reflect each child's budding interests, they unlock a world of discovery around them, and forge their path for the future. By culminating the Scouting experience by earning the rank of Eagle and accomplishing a service project imagined and executed by the Scout, they can prove their leadership skills and gain the confidence they need to excel in life and in the world at large.
FUMC Celina hosts Troop #296. Our Youth Scout Troop has both phenomenal leadership and fantastic scouts. With a strong history of producing Eagle Scouts, this troop is a shining example of empowerment ministries. Our Troop meets Sundays.
To find a Troop near you, visit www.BeAScout.org.
A Venturing Crew is a fun-filled , co-ed organization run, organized, and executed by teens, for teens, designed to help develop leadership and teamwork through outdoor adventures and unique outings and activities. It is a separate and senior division of the Boy Scouts of America. The Venturing program started in 1998 and is an evolution of Exploring, which BSA operated for decades. Venturing is a young adult development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are at least 13 1/2 (or have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.
Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, to grow, to develop leadership skills, and to become good citizens.
Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.
FUMC Celina hosts a Venture Crew. Our Crew sets their own schedules and events. The Crew meets at the church on Sundays.
For more information: Scouts@CelinaFUMC.org
Every February features Scouting Ministry Sunday, which is an opportunity to recognize Scouting Programs and those involved in Scouting Programs. Scouting provides fun, fellowship, and training to children and youth in our community. It emphasizes honesty, self-reliance, and respect, while teaching leadership skills.