Earth Scouts!

Earth Scouts! Program

COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions challenged our organization’s ability to host educational events & safely connect with our community, leaving teachers, volunteers, and students isolated. More than half of the people we serve live in under-resourced and rural areas throughout Southern Oregon where poor internet access has plighted many from accessing virtual gatherings and educational materials. Many of the young people in our community are also struggling with mental and physical health during the pandemic with the decrease in human connection. As substance abuse and suicide rates double, we see a great need to uplift our valley’s youth.

Our Earth Scouts! program formed in 2021 and inspired by our late Board Member Scout, provides a safe outdoor educational experience specifically for teens and adults to heal from isolation and industrial culture. Through deepening relationships with themselves, each other, and the living earth, participants will build self confidence and trust in themselves and peers as they develop outdoor and rural living skills that they can depend on in uncertain times. Scout embodied what a community needed, and her compassion, humanity, and wilderness experiences are driving forces of this program.

We are currently in the process of program development, fundraising, and scheduling collaborations with other local organizations. Follow Earth Scouts! on social media to keep up to date! See our accounts below…