Ross County ScoutReach
Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America
This is a program to provide extra financial and human resource support so the proven benefits of the Scouting program reach some of the most disadvantaged Scouts in Ross County, the 26th poorest county in Ohio, where almost 24% of all children live in poverty. Many of the youth served come from homes affected by poverty, lack of education, the opioid crisis and parental incarceration or other absence. Adults in the home are often aged grandparents or single parents who work multiple part-time jobs or work shifts that make participation in their children’s school activities difficult. Proven benefits of Scouting include increased comfort with STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math), improved academic performance, increased pro-social behaviors and self-sufficiency, a strengthened connection to their community, and an introduction to principles of leadership and self-management.
$25,000  Funded  Enable