Family Scouting means the whole family goes to meetings and activities together.

This leads to an easier, more sustainable Chapter and stronger community.

Chapter 43 Baltimore, MD — That’s another thing that I love about the Navigators is it’s very family oriented, so we get the Moms and the Dads and the family members and we all come together and you know do different activities. I specifically say that it is not a drop off I really feel like we need time to spend with our families together enjoying other families together exploring the world, navigating the the world.

Chapter 245 Superior, CO — We are really heavily into the family model, accept for some emergencies, we’re generally all there for the meetings and for the adventures and we really like it that way.

Chapter 33 St. Louis, MO — I think Navigators, having the parents involved, having kids of all ages where the older kids can teach the younger kids and bring them along…

Chapter 137 Cincinnati —  I think as parents, the part that we fell in love with was that we were a part of it as well. We were encouraged to be leaders like traditional scouting, but we were also encouraged to just participate as a family and so instead of a place where we just drop off our kids and try to get stories out of them later which is hard, we got to stay with our kids and we got to experience what they were experiencing and we got to talk about things as we were doing them and it became really something we looked forward to doing as a whole family.

Chapter 245 Superior, CO — We love Navigators because it frees us up to do a lot of different things we want to do, and do a whole breadth of things that’s has structure but it’s not completely directive if that makes sense.

Chapter 43 Baltimore, MD — If someone was going to start their own chapter, I think it is great to try to make it a collaborative process and really use the talents of other family members. Because you’ll be really surprised about people around you and how they have such diverse interests and expertise on things. They can be really good role models for not just the kids but for the adults as well, with each other, they can grow into a really beautiful thing. I can’t say enough about how much Navigators can really kind of change the world!