Consider Navigators USA a movement rather than an organization, whose mission is to strengthen communities in America through scouting activities. By encouraging whole families and other individuals in the community to participate, Navigators USA goes beyond youth development to community development. People of all ages interact with each other while getting out into nature on a regular basis and learning what nature has to offer. This movement is vitally important to the health of our nation. We need it now more than ever.

The Navigator USA “Family Scouting” model has developed from the Chapters over time. We don’t require adopting this model but we promote it because of its success at growing and sustaining Chapters. It lightens the burden of leadership while creating a larger supportive community for both adults and children.