Family Scouting

Our Pack Committee and our Chartering Organization, the Kiwanis Club of Versailles, have decided not to expand our Pack to include girls for the 2018-9 program year.

There were several reasons for this decision. Primarily, we are hesitant to strain relations with the Girl Scout Troops that already serve our community.

Secondly, the current implementation of Family Scouting requires dens to be separated by gender. Making Pack 32 coed means doubling the number of dens, which require additional space and volunteers.

Finally, there was little interest in Family Scouting from those that responded to our survey at our Blue & Gold Banquet. Without demand, there is no rationale for us to find the additional space or recruit and train the additional volunteers necessary. If you'd like to contribute feedback, you may do so with our contact form.

We know there are girls that love adventure. Pack 32 remains a family program. Even if the dens are not coed, sisters are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our campouts, hikes, Pinewood Derbies, rocket launches and other Pack events and outings.

Both the Committee and our Chartering Organization are willing to revisit the decision after evaluating the results neighboring Packs have in their implementations of this change.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. Shewmaker,
Cubmaster, Pack 32