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Adventure, Grit & Growth Start Here

We develop the self-starters, goal-getters & leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission

Every Youth can Scout &

Every Scout can Camp.

Cascade Pacific Council, BSA guides nearly 8,000 girls and boys in 19 counties of NW Oregon and SW Washington. We offer an unparalleled program that teaches leadership and citizenship through fun and exciting adventures for the whole family

About the Cascade Pacific Council

Cascade Pacific Council (#492) provides services and youth-development programs to families and community organizations in nineteen counties of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington states.

Our Focus Areas

The Scouting program has specific objectives, commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting.” They are character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Here in the CPC, we place these into 5 categories:


Scouting’s purpose is to prepare young people for a lifetime of leadership. Our nation will never outgrow the need for thoughtful, responsible leadership. The values and lessons of Scouting will never go out of style.


The Scouting experience includes learning valuable skills and achieving meaningful goals. The Boy Scouts of America promotes action—taking initiative to do things that better individuals, strengthen relationships, and support communities.


Through its methods and program, Scouting helps shape and build in youth the many qualities that guide good decision making in life. Scouting’s lessons last a lifetime.


The commitment by adults helps build a straight road for our youth to follow into the future. Scouting helps youth of America find—in themselves and in the world around them— more than they thought possible.

Outdoor Adventure & Appreciation

Learning to appreciate our world and our place in it remains essential to the Scouting experience. Youth today face many distractions. Scouting promotes active involvement in the enduring nature of the Scouting experience.

Meanwhile, Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America learn to live by the Outdoor Code: 

As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Creating a Welcoming Environment for All

The Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America (CPC, BSA) is committed to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion that makes it enriching to participate, volunteer, and work in the Scouting program.  In expanding our mission throughout SW Washington and NW Oregon, we are committed to becoming better prepared to serve people of all genders, orientations, ethnicity, physical ability, socio-economic status, political belief and faith, consistent with Scouting’s traditions and values.

In collaboration with the community, we are committed to creating a welcoming environment for all, encouraging each other to live by the values of the Scout Oath and Law; inclusive of all perspectives and experiences that strengthen our movement, help prepare young people to serve as successful leaders and continue to make CPC a valued contributor to the nation’s increasingly diverse communities.

Scouting provides a safe environment for the next generation to become self-reliant, appreciative of people from all backgrounds, and prepared to function as an integral and impactful part of the world.  CPC aims to reduce barriers so that any youth can become a Scout.

Our First 100 Years

Impact for Generations.
Prepared for Life.

This is more than a motto. It is a manifesto. It is our promise to the community and to every parent and child who Scouts with us. By Scouting in the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) of Scouting America (formerly the Boy Scouts of America), every youth can learn to make an impact on the world around them and be more prepared for career and life.

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