Scouting at Grace

Grace sponsors five scouting programs. These programs provide training and encouragement to over 150 children and youth from North Augusta and the surrounding area. Members have routinely earned several of the highest National awards available: Arrow of Light for Cub Scouts, Eagle Scout for Scouts BSA, and Gold Award for Girl Scouts. Crew members are activity working towards Venturing’s Summit award. The Scouting Ministry strives to present as many adult role models as possible. Adults interested in serving Scouting should contact our Grace Scouting Coordinator, Allan Coutts (803-215-6106) or one of the other leaders mentioned below.

Boy Scouts of America Programs

“The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” The program changes as the member grows and develops maturity. A scout may enter the program at any age, but most commonly begins in elementary school as a Cub Scout and transitions to a Scout BSA at the end of the 5th grade. As the Scout matures, he will develop a deeper understanding of the three points of the Scout Law: Duty to God and country, Duty to other people, and Duty to self.

 
 

Cub Scouts(Pack 7) is a year-round family- and home-centered program that encourages ethical decision-making skills. It is open to boys and girls from 5k through 5th grade. The children are grouped into Dens based on their school grade and gender: Lion (5k), Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade), and Webelos (4th and 5th grades). The Lion and Tiger programs introduces children and their adult partners to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they participate in adventures that provide opportunities to strengthen family relationships while having fun. Wolf and Bear activities emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Scouts complete a series of activities to learn basic Scouting skills such as cooking, whittling and teamwork. The Webelos Scouts participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts. (Cubmaster: David Bunch, 803.341.0959)

 

Scouts BSA (Troop 7B and Troop 7G) is a youth-lead program with the goal that each Scout will learn the skills necessary to be successful in life. Grace sponsors two troops; both meet in the  Johnny Outz building at 7 PM every week. Troop 7B, for boys, meets on Mondays, and Troop 7G, for girls, meets on Sundays. Youth entering the program are taught basic Scouting skills through the rank of First Class Scout. For the remaining ranks: Star, Life and Eagle; the youth are expected to take leadership roles in the troop, perform community projects and earn merit badges. The merit badges allow the Scouts to explore hobbies, careers and learn specific skills such as swimming, canoeing and financial management. The leadership roles provide the Scouts with a unique opportunity to practice mentoring and leading others. (Troop 7B Scoutmaster:   Gerry Simard, 803.426.8680; Troop 7G Scoutmaster: Kristy Ghrist, 803.257.1471)

 
 
 
Girl Scouts of the USA Program  

Girl Scout Mission: to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”  Girls typically enter Girl Scouting in 5k or 1st grade, and advance to more challenging experiences as they mature.

Group 5775 is open to all girls from 5k through the 12th grade. The girls a grouped by grade: Daisy (5k & 1st grade), Brownie (2nd & 3rd grade), Junior (4th & 5th grade), Cadette (6th – 8th grade), and Ambassador (11th & 12th grade). The program engages girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. (Primary contact: Dana Gué, 803.215.2461

Venturing Crew (Crew 7) is a youth led program that is co-ed and open to young adults, ages 14 through 21, and age 13 who have completed the 8th grade. The youth officers lead the crew in arranging for outing and groups activities including hiking, canoeing, camping, and sailing. The Crew meet at the Johnny Outz building most Tuesdays evenings at 7PM. (Advisor: Dusty Dawson, 253.279.7993)