Scouts BSA - ScoutReach Program: $20,000

The Scouting program is designed to be an in-person opportunity for youth to gain personal fitness, citizenship and outdoor skills.

The adventures are mentored by adult volunteers who implement the program. There is a rank assigned to each grade level. Each scouting unit is made up of weekly den meetings to work on adventures and a once a month pack meeting to feature the achievements and award the scouts. 

Attempts were made by some units to proceed virtually during COVID but proved impossible. That created a huge decline in activities and the number of scout units and enrolled youth. The program decline was most evident in low-income neighborhoods where the financial means to find alternate recreation is a challenge. The number of registered scouts dropped by 68%.