Isn’t Cub Scouts just for Boys?
No! Cub Scouts is for any boy or girl who wants fun and adventure! For over 100 years, Cub Scouts was a boy-only organization. Beginning in 2018, however, the BSA opened Cub Scouts up to girls, at the Pack’s preference. In February of 2019, Boy Scouts will also begin to allow girls, and it’s name will be changed from “Boy Scouts” to “Scouts BSA.”
Since the rule change, Pack 3807 has welcomed both girls and boys to join.
Are LGBTQ and gender alternative youth welcome?
Pack 3807 is a safe and welcoming group for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The BSA’s official position is that all youth and adult leaders may join Scouting, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Is Cub Scouts and the BSA a religious-based organization?
No! While many Packs, including 3807, are sponsored by religious organizations such as churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, Scouting is not religious based, and does not push any specific religious agenda. A Scout of any religion is welcome to join Pack 3807. First English Lutheran Church is 3807’s chartering organization, and they provide space, resources and assist with programming, but it’s sponsorship is a community service only and is separate and apart from their religion. Pack 3807 is diverse, with Scouts that identify as Hindu, Jewish and Christian, among others.
What about youth that do not subscribe to a religion?
One of the Scout laws is Reverent, meaning a Duty to God. This is somewhat interpretive. Some religions do not have a God, some have more than one God. Some who are not members of a specific religion still believe in God, and some do not believe in God but have spiritual beliefs. As long as a Scout has beliefs that are religious and/or spiritual in nature, of that Scout’s own personal interpretation, they are most welcome to join Pack 3807!
Can youth with disabilities be accommodated?
Yes! All youth are welcome to join Pack 3807, regardless of disability or special need. There may be some activities which will be limited for certain individuals, but most of the programming is accessible to all. For more information, contact us!