Trailblazers District 2011 Report of Programs

Youth who benefit from Scouting’s values the most are often the hardest to reach

LOW-INCOME LACK OF FAMILY SUPPORT PHYSICAL OR COGNITIVE DISABILITIES
The Trailblazers initiative exists to connect them with a quality program

Outreach & Special Needs Youth Involvement ….by the numbers Program Cub Scouts (ages 7—11) Boy Scouts (ages 11 - 17) Venturing (ages 14—21 co-ed) Total Unduplicated Youth 256 136 458 850 Increase over 2010 9.5% 16% 6% 9%

300

uniforms provided to families at NO CHARGE

450
youth combined attended:
Summer camp Cub Scout camp Day camp Youth Leadership Mays’ Island Fall Camporee Weekend Hikes Tanager Campouts

increase in Cub Scout advancements earned

85%

$20,421
value of popcorn sold by Scouts who are PAYING THEIR WAY, representing an increase of

148%

over 2010 sales!

48 Students fromUniversity provided Mount Mercy
over

1,000
1,250
Service hours provided to the community by youth in Trailblazers programs

A Cub Scout sets up his tent with the help of a student from Mount Mercy University

hours of individual and small-group mentoring directly to youth

7%

From 2010 to 2011 the % of youth retained in the program increased by

A group of Scouts from Troop 2 learn from Scoutmaster Lloyd Plume

Current Community Partners
Programming would not be as effective without the generous support of the following organizations: City of Cedar Rapids Hoover Elementary Johnson Elementary Mount Mercy University Polk Elementary Tuesday Evening Optimist Club United Way of East Central Iowa

Current Sponsoring Organizations
(sponsoring over 34 program sites) 6th Judicial District, Youth Leadership & Youth Resiliency Christ Episcopal Church Daybreak Rotary Eureka Lodge, International Order of the Oddfellows Foundation 2 Four Oaks Achievement Academy Hills Town & Country Club In the Company of Men Iowa State Extension—Linn County Marion Cares Mount Mercy University St Marks United Methodist Church St Pius X Catholic Church Tanager Place

Special Thanks To

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