As your men's fellowship strives to make a difference in your community, consider using the following programs. These are sound, proven ways to instill values of character, citizenship, and respect for others while developing a strong reverence to God, self respect and self reliance.
Read below for more information on civic/scouting organizations.
Boy Scouts of America
Chartered by Congress in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) emphasizes strong personal values, character, self-worth and usefulness, caring relationships, a desire to learn and productive and creative use of time.
- Tiger Cub – age 6
- Cub Scouts – ages 7-10
- Boy Scouts – ages 11-17
- Venturing – ages 14-20 (coed)
Amachi Big Brothers Big Sisters
People of faith, mentoring children of promise.
Amachi Big Brothers Big Sisters is the only congregationally based mentoring program in the United States to offer a proven and effective model for mentoring children of incarcerated parents. Over 2.5 million children nationwide face a 70% probability of following their parent(s) to prison at some point. (excerpt from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi program brochure)
Girl Scouts of the USA
The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world, helps girls grow strong physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
- Daisy Girl Scouts – ages 5-6
- Brownie Girl Scouts – ages 6-8
- Junior Girl Scouts – ages 8-11
- Cadette Girl Scouts – ages 11-14
- Senior Girl Scouts – ages 14-17
Camp Fire USA
Camp Fire USA supports children and youth on their journey to adulthood with inclusive, youth-development programs that develop personal life skills, social responsibility, healthy lifestyles and leadership.
- Child care
- Self-reliance and service learning classes
- Camping and environmental education
- Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
- Clubs and mentoring opportunities
- Community family and co-ed clubs
4-H’ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, science. Youth can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending a 4-H camp, or joining school-based or after-school 4-H programs. 4-Hers can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels and also attend conferences and events.