Adventure Corps

Adventure Corps. Pledge:

"I promise to explore God's Word and God's world to find ways to serve Him and help others; to develop and guard good habits so that I will grow as God desires; and to adventure into the world with the "good news" of Jesus Christ."

Boys and young men have it all. In their busy schedules they have the time to have fun while still having the responsibility of bettering themselves through their local educational system. Why should Adventure Corps be any different. In Adventure Corps boys and young men get the opportunity to take part in a variety of exciting activities while working on emblems. This scouting type program offers fun work that also educates and builds positive character.

Adventure Corps, when compared to its female counterparts, Sunbeams and Girl Guards, is a relatively new program. In fact, Adventure Corps was first started in the 1980s. The program was based on traditional scouting programs with a slight twist. Instead of focusing on badge work, Adventure Corps focused on Christ-centered character building using badge work as a tool. Boys work hard on emblems such as hiking, camping, carpentry, career work, theater arts, sports, archery and much more (about 100 different emblems). Although the history is young, there is one tradition that lasts-The Salvation Army's dedication to creating safe, fun, message bound programming for youth.

Though fairly new, Adventure Corps has changed dramatically to meet the needs of an ever changing society. In fact, around 1995 the Adventure Corps program was rewritten in order to better work with the youth and leaders at local centers for worship and service. What a difference. Youth are having a blast at Adventure Corps. Not only do they still take part in emblem work but there are other supplements as well such as summer camping and service projects.Adventure Corps is broken up into two groups, Explorers (1st - 4th grade) and Rangers (5th grade and up).