While varying from community to community, The Salvation Army’s fun, safe and educational programs include 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 caring, trained leaders.
Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls age six-11 develop socially, mentally and spiritually. From learning to help at home to assisting others in the community and respecting nature, Sunbeams opens girls’ eyes to how they can make a difference in the world
Girl Guards: 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.
Adventure Corps: Boys age six-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.
Moonbeams: For girls and boys ages four and five, The Salvation Army offers the Moonbeams program. The children learn to make their world brighter by being a light everywhere they go. They earn emblems, learn about interesting things like insects, cooking, animals and how to be helpful and polite. It’s a great opportunity for young girls and boys to make new friends and learn about a very special friend, Jesus.