Navigators USA is a scouting movement whose mission is community development through youth development. By encouraging the entire family to participate in all activities, we strive to create a multigenerational experience that strengthen families and neighborhoods. Our goal is to move from the “me” generation to the “we” generation using nature as our guide.

Whether you want structured curriculum or just want to get out in nature on a regular basis, Navigators USA allows you to design a program that fits your needs.

The most successful Chapters incorporate the Family Scouting Model where the whole family goes to meetings and activities together. This leads to an easier, more sustainable enterprise and a stronger community.

How to start a Chapter

Getting outside on a regular basis, face to face (when it’s safe) with friends and family is the most important part of being a Navigator. The rest is gravy! 

To create a purpose-driven, fun, and sustainable enterprise, we recommend the Family Scouting model, not the usual drop-off program. This should be as much for the adults as it is for the children. 

To learn more about starting a chapter, review the Starting a Navigator Chapter document.

Once you’ve gather a committed group, all you need to do is fill out an application, either a pdf to be scanned and sent Chapter Applicationor directly from this form.

There are no fees but you will need general liability insurance once you meet in person.

We offer a 50% subsidy on whatever premium you get for your first year.