More girls and young women are joining Scouting programs | Building a Business in Indiana


Becoming a Scout is one of the surest paths for a young woman to become a self-reliant woman. Lately, enrollment in Girl Scouting has increased in northern Indiana and southern Michigan, creating a whole new generation of future leaders.

The Boy Scouts of America LaSalle Council is pleased to report that the expanded offering of programs for girls has resulted in increased levels of participation and a new era of opportunity. Programming is available for girls ages 5-17 and features all kinds of unique outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn new skills, confidence- and character-building activities, and lots of ways to bond. lasting friendships.

“Our board is incredibly excited about all the great things that have happened among the girls involved in scouting programs across our service territory. Our local chapters nurture strong, capable young women who will have the confidence to take on any project they choose. They find a power within themselves that is unleashed by all Scouting offers, and we know they will go on to achieve great things in life,” said LaSalle Council CEO John M. Cary.

Currently, fall registration is open to more girls who want to become Scouts. Activities have established programs that can be tailored to a youth’s interests and are compatible with a family’s busy schedule.

What the scouts say themselves:

  • 84% of registrants say Scouting has helped them to be more honest.
  • 79% say Scouting has helped them understand and empathize with those less fortunate.
  • 84% say scouting has helped them become stronger team players.

Those wishing to enroll in a local program are encouraged to visit At this link, local chapters can be viewed by zip code and the application process can be easily completed. Registration can also be done through the organisation’s SMS platform by sending an SMS to 833-268-5758 with access code REJOIN.

The BSA LaSalle Council serves areas of northern Indiana and southern Michigan, including Porter, La Porte, St. Joseph, Starke, Marshall, and Elkhart counties in Indiana, and Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan.

Derrick A. Anderson