2020: The Year of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
When the world shut down, we showed grit.
The day the coronavirus pandemic hit and shut everything down, thousands of Scouts, volunteers and Cascade Pacific Council staff did more than pivot to survive.
We showed grit.
WE took a 110-year old handbook and recreated Scouting for a new era. But we also served our communities, adventured with family and grew in leadership skills, just as we’ve done for more than a century.
Here are just some of the stats and facts that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that GRIT STARTS HERE.
What did Scouts in the CPC do during the pandemic? We made masks for healthcare workers, cleared graffiti, earned thousands of advancement awards, hiked thousands of miles with our families and so much more.
Programs Developed by Staff & Volunteers in 2020
2,059 Scouts across the USA earned thousands of merit badges & advancement awards taught by CPC volunteers and staff.
We shipped 3,920 Adventure Kits to 40 states. Families hiked more than 2,300 miles and completed hundreds of adventure challenges
More than 450 families enjoyed safe, state park-like camping on CPC properties on the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains.
Scouts, Volunteers and Families across the CPC continued to serve their community
KGW: Meet a Boy Scout who made a donation to a local nonprofit.
Excerpt from KXL Newsradio: Some local Boy Scouts are staying active and helping out during the coronavirus outbreak. These guys from Troop 199 in Wilsonville put together this video on how to make your own cloth face mask. It’s pretty easy to do and you probably have...
Scoutmaster Scott Neves and his sons lead Troop 313 in helping the Community Action Program distribute food to those in need. Their good turn was featured in this article in the The Longview Daily News.
What’s Next in the CPC?
In this new era of Scouting, boys and girls will continue to have epic adventures, families will connect while camping on our nationally-recognized properties, and our program will evolve to inspire unparalleled personal growth.
As always, youth who become Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America grow in confididence, character and capabilities that prepare them for life. They learn to persevere with a positive attitude and experience exponential personal growth.
They grow in GRIT and are ready to serve while making an impact in their communities that lasts generations.
Why Scouting Matters
2019 Community Impact
Below are some of the numbers in a more "regular" year.
Hours of Community Service
Pounds of Food Collected
Nights Scouts spent unplugged, outdoors on CPC properties
Youth participated in outdoor adventures
No other program has the proven, positive results at the individual level than the Boy Scouts of America.
of Eagle Scouts believe Scouting had a positive impact on their life
of Eagle Scout alums have post-graduate degrees (vs. 12% of the general population)
of Eagle Scouts have $100k+ HHI (versus 10% of local area)
of parents say Cub Scouts has encouraged their kids to help others
10WHY Do 10,000 Youth & 8,00o Adults SCOUT in the CPC?
There are a multitude of ways you can make an impact for generations.
Cascade Pacific Council’s goal is to create a safe, welcoming environment where every youth has an opportunity to belong and where they will have an unparalleled experience in the outdoors. Scouting provides skills that will last a life-time.