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The COVID-19 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.

New Programs Developed by the CPC and Volunteers

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

In the News: How To Make A Face Mask – From A Local Boy Scout

In the News: How To Make A Face Mask – From A Local Boy Scout

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...

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 Do 10,000 Youth & Adults SCOUT in the CPC?

The Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America is a 501 (c) 3 organization registered for charitable purposes in both Oregon and Washington. Volunteer finance committees work closely with staff members to oversee both fiscal responsibility and sound investment strategies for the council. Strict governance practices and annual audits, performed by an independent audit firm, ensure the highest integrity in the management of your donation.

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