Gila River District Join Scouting Night
Thursday, October 10th
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church in Tempe (Directions)

Continue the adventure with a new Pack or Troop near your home! We will have representatives from some our units to meet your families and Scouts so that they can learn more about your Program and continue on through Scouting well past 2020. We know there are a lot of 3rd and 4th generation Eagle Scouts and we want to make sure that you can continue that tradition locally here in the Gila River District! If you have any questions – please contact our District Executive, Andrew Knudsen, to help you find a new Pack or Troop! 


If you Can Not Attend

For families that can not attend our open house on 10/10 at Mission Del Sol Church, Be Sure to out the form on the button to be contacted by our team! We ask for some basic information to be able to follow up with you personally!


For more than a century, Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have worked together to instill character, citizenship and fitness in young people. Through the Church of Jesus Christ, millions of young people have been part of the Scouting adventure. For those families, Scouting is more than an activity – it’s a legacy. As of December 31, 2019, the formal partnership with the Church will come to an end, but your Scouting journey can continue! This page will provide the latest tools and updates as you and your family transition to other Scouting units so they can continue the Scouting journey!

Let Us Know How You Want to Stay in Scouting!

Questions & Answers

Can my child continue in Scouting?

Yes! There are Cub Scout packs, Scout troops, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships chartered by community and religious organizations in your area. Find a unit near you – or start one of your own!

Can we be involved in both Church and Scouting activities?

Of course! In fact, the Tufts study found that sports and Scouting are a powerful driver of character development in young people. Additionally, the Baylor study “Merit Beyond the Badge” showed that Eagle Scouts had a greater connection to religious community.

Is Family Scouting available to us?

Yes! Scouting has always been a family activity. In fact, Cub Scouting now of­fers separate dens for girls and boys, and Scouting-age youth will have opportunities in single-gender troops beginning February 1, 2019.

Why should I continue?

Since the Scouting values, character and leadership training you have come to know are now available for your entire family, Scouting can continue to prepare your child to do hard things, set goals, earn the Eagle rank, prepare for a mission and serve our nation.

How can I help? Can I still serve?

 There are many ways that you can help Scouting in your area. Whether you are volunteering directly with Scouts or helping out behind the scenes, you can make an impact on the lives of Scouts by volunteering your time.

    Assisting directly with the Scouts on an ongoing basis

        Leader (Cubmaster, Den leader, Scoutmaster, Venturing crew Advisor)
        Assistant leader
        Board of review coordinator/member
        Court of honor coordinator/member

    Helping directly with the Scouts in specific events or activities

        Event coordinator/event committee member
        Pinewood derby coordinator/committee member
        Service project coordinator/committee member
        Camping trip participant
        Banquet coordinator/committee member
        Day camp coordinator/participant
        Summer camp coordinator/participant/promotion
        Merit badge counselor

    Support: Administrative Role

        Advancement committee chair/member
        Communications committee chair/committee member (Webmaster, PR, newsletter)
        Secretary: recordkeeping, activity permits, meeting minutes, annual recharter activities
        Treasurer/assistant treasurer
        Youth Protection training coordinator
        Life to Eagle coordinator
        Merit badge coordinator
        District Committee

    Support: Other

        Chartered organization representative
        Friends of Scouting coordinator (fund-raising)
        Unit committee chair/member
        Unit youth recruiter
        Product sales committee coordinator/member
        Promoter of district/council events to parents
        Religious award committee coordinator/member
        District/council committee member
        Transportation coordinator
        Quartermaster (supplies)

How can I find a new unit to join?

    Call (602) 955-7747, or find a local unit on BeAScout.org

What if i still have additional questions?

       E-mail davis.fox@scouting.org

    Call (602) 955-7747