Scoutreach is a division within the Atlanta Area Council with an emphasis to recruit strong adult leaders and to develop strong relationships with chartered organizations in urban, suburban, and rural areas, removing barriers to ensure that all youth have the opportunity to join Scouting.
The Hispanic Emphasis program breaks down ethnic, financial and language barriers in order to provide Scouting for the Hispanic community. The Council has bi-lingual professionals and training materials in Spanish to better serve the Hispanic Community. Through many community partnerships these youth are provided financial assistance when needed in order to buy uniforms, handbooks, and attend camp.
The Strength of Leaders
A top priority of Scoutreach is to strengthen and develop long-term objectives by recruiting and training top level volunteers. Community partnerships will also be strengthened by educating churches, civic organizations, other non-profits, and school leadership on the benefit of Scouting for youth and their organization.
Each year volunteers are awarded the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award for their dedicated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from low-income backgrounds. Volunteers are also awarded the Vale la Pena Service Award to recognize their outstanding involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic American/Latino youth.