Family Scouting

Mission of the Long Beach Area Council

To provide every eligible youth the opportunity to join a quality Scouting program.

Mission of the Boy Scouts of America

To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Recruitment Progress 2018

New Member Coordinator Materials

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Recruitment Plan Fillable PDF

Recruitment Playbook

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Girls can join Cub Scouts!

We are excited to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to both boys and girls! By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

After extensive surveys and studies, the Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors recently unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs, and has posted information about the expanded opportunities for Family Scouting on a new family Scouting page. The family Scouting page provides several resources, including a helpful fact sheet.

Coming in 2019-Scouts BSA!

Troops for girls will be officially launching February 1, 2019. In Scouts BSA, older girls can join a Scouting program just for them. The program will offer fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness while encouraging youth to be leaders in their homes, schools, and communities.

Choose the program below to see the latest resources and updates. If you have any further questions, please email us at

Existing programs for girls

Did you know that Boy Scouts of America has had programs for girls for more than 45 years? Exploring, Sea Scouts and Venturing are programs available for girls to join right now, we also have a number of programs to help prepare girls for Scouting!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) has been open to young women for several summers! This leadership training is the most advanced offered at the local council level. 

Summer Camp is open to all Scouts, all ages! Cub Scouts can attend day camp or overnight camp and older girls can choose one of four camp sessions to attend.

Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids in grades kindergarten through fifth! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!

Exploring is a career exploration opportunity for girls and boys ages 14 to 20 in which young people with interest in specific careers are matched with local businesses and community organizations with expertise in those fields.

Sea Scouting has a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities for girls and boys ages 14 to 20. Sea Scouts may sail or cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regional events.

Venturing is an exciting adventure-based program for girls and boys age 14 to 20. The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to experience a program of fun, challenge, and adventure; to acquire skills; to become skilled trainers of others; and to prepare for life.


Want to learn more about these programs? Contact us at 562-427-0911