Northern Tier District Membership

William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award

If you help start a new Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venturing Crew, you can earn the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award.

For more information contact:

Greg Ogan
District Membership Committee Member
(913) 839-6523
gsogan@sbcglobal.net

Wanting to Join in the FUN?

For information about any of the units listed below or for questions, please contact:

Nick Traxler
District Executive
(816) 569-4969
nick.traxler@scouting.org

Mike Blinn
District Membership Chairman
(913) 432-4224 
michael.blinn@scouting.org

Also, feel free to use the unit location website to help find a unit near you. Click on this link to be directed to the Be A Scout webpage. FIll out either the Youth Application or Adult Application to Join.

For Units - Learn how to enter your information on the Be A Scout Website

Packs - Boys 1st-5th grades

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness.

Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect.

Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction with parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn cooperation, compassion, and courage. This family- and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.

  • Tiger Cubs - 1st grade, or 7 years old (Kindergartners can join Scouting on June 1st-after the completion of Kindergarten).
  • Cub Scouts - 2nd or 3rd grade, or 8 or 9 years old
  • Webelos Scouts - 4th or 5th grade, or 10 years old

Click here for a listing of Packs in Northern Tier District

Troops - Boys 6th-12th grades

A program for boys ages 11 through 17 designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. Through the advancement program and peer group leadership, Scouting helps a boy develop into a well-rounded young man. The Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in Scouting, is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence.

Click here for a listing of Troops in Northern Tier District

Venturing Crews - Coed youth 9th-12th grades

Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Sea Scouts are Venturers with a special interest in aquatic activities.

Each Venturing Crew and Sea Scout ship has its own special interest, often including (but not limited to) outdoors activities, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or aquatics. These activities, plus service projects, ceremonies, and friendly competition helps youth to learn the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Consultants from the community play an important part in Venturing. Through positive peer group interaction and adult mentoring, youth also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect.

Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships can be coed, all-male, or all-female. The chartered organization and the leadership make that decision. The special interest is determined by the chartered organization and by the interests and capabilities of the youth and adults in the crew or ship.

Click here for a listing of Venturing Crews in Northern Tier