Welcome to the Navigators USA

Navigators USA welcomes all people; boys and girls and adults no matter what gender, race, lifestyle, ability, religious or lack of religious belief. We believe the greatest challenge for the future of our planet is whether we will learn how to get along with people different than ourselves.


Our Mission

Our mission is to teach future generations how to navigate the challenges of living outdoors while navigating the conflicts that arise through human interaction. By teaching the young how to think for themselves while collaborating with others they can achieve anything.


Our Moral Compass

As a Navigator I promise to do my best to create a world free of prejudice and ignorance, to treat people of every race, creed, lifestyle and ability with dignity and respect, to strengthen my body and improve my mind to reach my full potential, to protect our planet and preserve our freedom.

  • The Navigators USA was created to provide a scouting experience for boys and girls who either can't or don't want to join the existing scouting organization in their local community. Whatever the reason, be it the local leadership, national policies, curriculum issues, gender separation, there should be more than one option for children and parents when it comes to scouting. The Navigators USA is here to teach many of the same skills and values of traditional scouting while emphasizing diversity, inclusion, and group problem solving. We urge you to review the material on the website, review our handbooks, and consider starting a Chapter in your community. When you start a Navigator Chapter you are not only helping the boys and girls in your community, you are helping to bring needed choice and opportunity to others. Join us and become part of tomorrow.
  • We need to prepare the next generation to take care of the planet and themselves. Sedentary lifestyle due to television and computer viewing is responsible for much of the child obesity and health problems that continue to grow at alarming rates. Simple walking, climbing and other outdoor activity burn significant calories while familiarizing children with the beauty and power of nature. It does not require the preparation, expense or athletic skills of organized sports. It’s simply an alternative for some children and parents. Traditional scouting organizations are on the decline in certain populations and we need to address all children. There are over 16,000 homeless children in New York City as of October 2009. The number of children in poverty is growing across the nation. We need to lend a hand and give both children and parents some relief, some space, some air.


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