OPTIMIST SUPPORT FOR SCOUTING

The California Inland Empire Council has been one of the primer youth movements in the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties for over 92 years  Throughout its geographical boundaries, the Council serves over 16,600 young men and women between the ages of 6-21 years of age in more than 1,400 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, Venturing Crews, and Exploring Posts.  As part of its mission, the Council is dedicated to providing an effective program for the young men and women of our communities to build and strengthen character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

In each program area, the Council is committed to providing resources to those in the Scouting community to lead their units.  In the Venturing area of the Scouting community, for example, the Council has created a Venturing Officers’ Association to help guide and support the Council’s Venturing Crews (units composed of young men and women between the ages of 13 to 21 years of age).

Some of the things that the Venturing Officers’ Association has done over the past year include one-day and multi-day outings, position-specific trainings, and different fellowship outings such as bowling nights, dance-a-thons, and game nights.

For more information on the wonderful events and activities done by the California Inland Empire Council, please visit their website (HERE) ​or look for them on Facebook. For more information on the CIEC Venturing Officers’ Association, please visit their website (HERE) ​or look for them on Facebook.

In its pursuit to providing services to the young men and women throughout the Council, the California Inland Empire Council relies on the donations from community members.  Below are some photos showing the Scouting movement in action –