The Pacific Skyline Council is firmly committed to the vision that no youth will be denied the benefit of a Scouting experience due to a lack of money or volunteer adult leadership.
Changing Lives in Our Community
Our goal is to serve an increasing number of at-risk youth and families from our diverse local communities and to develop strong programs for these youth. The Council’s ScoutReach Program provides funding to support packs and troops including hiring paraprofessional staff to serve as Scoutmaster and Cubmaster; and subsidizing registration fees, uniforms, manuals, field trips and camp outings.
Currently, the Council’s ScoutReach program serves over 900 youth in 34 Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing Crews. Our ScoutReach areas include East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, East Menlo Park, Daly City, and Half Moon Bay. The Council is fortunate to have partnerships with The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of the Peninsula, Mid Peninsula Housing, Our Second Home of Daly City, American Legion Post #558, St Francis of Assisi, St Elizabeth Seton, and a number of after school programs at local elementary schools.
Events and Activities
In addition to providing a weekly program, ScoutReach helps units and youth participate in “special events”: Mountain Man Rendezvous, District Camporees, Merit Badge Midway and the Pinewood Derby. Camperships also enable Cub Scouts to attend summer day or overnight camps, and Boy Scouts to go to week-long summer camps at Cutter Scout Reservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains or at Camp Oljato in the High Sierra. ScoutReach youth expand their learning with trips to parks, museums, cultural fairs, as well as business and government offices.
“Values of Scouting,” a recent study by Harris Interactive indicates that boys with at least five years of Scouting are more likely than those who have never been Scouts to:
- Assume leadership roles in clubs and school organizations
- Have higher self-confidence
- Resist negative peer pressure
- Consider the needs of others first
Investment in ScoutReach today will benefit our communities and country tomorrow.
How Can I Help?
Of course, there are countless other ways you can help with our ScoutReach program.