Mission: To provide opportunities for young people to fulfill their potential as caring, responsible individuals through informal activities in a spiritual, open, and loving atmosphere that celebrates their diversity.
Our scouting program is entirely funded by APA. All adult volunteers have had a background check prior to working with the scouts and are first aid trained.
Scouts do hands-on projects, volunteering taking care of animals, learning survival skills, hiking, gardening, recycling, and more. Overnight camping, fundraising, and movie nights are always a hit. As they complete projects and levels, they earn badges displaying their accomplishment. All badges, except the first uniform badge, are earned by our scouts, not given to them. Badges are earned in the 5 categories: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Award badges can be also be earned by completing specific challenges such as hiking 25 miles total, leading an esbat or ritual, and completing service projects.
Rain Drops (ages 3-5 years): Scouts at this level learn about the foundation principles of personal, social, and environmental responsibility.
Fire Flies (ages 6-9 years): Scouts at this level develop a deeper understanding of personal responsibility and continue their social and environmental learning.
Spiral Scouts (ages 10-12 years): Scouts at this level develop a deeper understanding of social and environmental responsibility, while exemplifying their mastery of personal responsibility.
Path Finders (ages 13-18 years): Scouts at this level put all their foundational learning into practice through larger projects that exemplify their personal, social, and environmental responsibility.
Our amazing Jessica pictured above is our Spiral Scouts circle leader! As a doula and mother of 3, she is great and well versed at handling kids of all ages!