While varying from community to community, The Salvation Army's fun, safe and educational programs include Moonbeams and Sunbeams for girls, Girl Guards for young women, and Adventure Corps and Scouts for boys and young men. Rooted in the scouting tradition, The Salvation Army's character building programs are biblically based with trained, caring leaders.
Moonbeams is a program designed for boys and girls ages 4 through kindergarten. Activities focus of social skills and developmental learning.
Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls age 6-11 develop socially, mentally and spiritually. From learning to help at home to assisting others in the community and respecting nature, Sunbeams opens a young girls eyes and mind as to how they can make a difference in the world around them.
Girls in middle and high school are given the opportunity to join Girl Guards, a four-fold emphasis addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth and community service opportunities expand as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and life-style choices as they move into adulthood, based on what they?ve learned as a Girl Guard.
Many Salvation Army corps and community centers sponsor Cub and Boy Scout troops, while others offer The Salvation Army Adventure Corps
program for boys age 6-14. Adventure Corps participants are encouraged to get out, explore the world around them and discover ways of serving God and others. By participating in a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, investigating museums, visiting nursing homes, memorizing Bible verses and camping, young men learn to overcome physical, mental and social challenges to grow into responsible adults.
Contact your local Salvation Army for more information on their programs for children. Links are available to the left.
** A great opportunity to check out the Character Building programs is to attend a Summer Camp.
Contact Kim Herivel-Walter at (402) 898-7700, ext. 126 for information about signing up for a Summer Camp. Camps range from 4-7 days long and are filled with fun and excitement.