by Great Southwest Council
Funded by a 3-year Federal grant, the ScOutreach Juvenile Diversion Program (SJDP) is a project of the Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Referrals to the program are made by and through the Juvenile Probation Office. Diversionary programming can help youth who have had minor problems with the law recognize alternative behavior and guide them into productive adult lives.
This program focuses on mentorship, general character development and community involvement. The SJDP is designed to last about 12 weeks. Each participant must attend seven (7) regular meetings each lasting 1.5 hours and complete community service totaling 20 hours. This program uses scouting principles and community service projects to promote leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, and self-confidence. All participants who have successfully completed the program will receive a graduation certificate and are eligible for a full paid scholarship to go Gorham Scout Ranch for a week during the summer.
At Program completion each youth is invited and encouraged to join a local Scout or Venturing troop so they can continue in a positive life journey.
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This past February we went to Joy Junction to help to set up, clean up and serve lunch… (Click for more information)
ScOutreach in One Million Bones
This February we participated with One Million Bones once again. (Click for more information).
ScOutreach Outdoor Program
We are always preparing and thinking about newer activities and projects to enhance our program … (Click on for more information)