Support Local Military Families through Scouting


Learn more about how you can support the military-connected children in your Scout unit.

The Orange County Council has partnered with the Military Children’s Collaborative Group to aid in their mission to serve military-connected youth with the resources, education, and advocacy that these kids need. Check out the info below to see how your unit can reach out to these families and improve the quality of life for those who serve our country at home and abroad.

How to Support Military Kids    Resources for MilitaryKids     Military Children’s Collaborative Group Website


Patch Program


Scouts of all ages are invited to take part in this patch program which introduces participants to military life for families, terminology, and ways to engage military-connected children. Patches are available for purchase in the Scout Shop located at the Council office.

Click here to download the requirements.


Challenge Coin

Challenge coins are a rich tradition in the Military, signifying membership to a group, organization or unit. Awarding a military connected child with their very own challenge coin would be meaningful way to give recognition and thank children for their service to our country. Do you have a military connected child in your unit? Thank them for their sacrifice with a Challenge Coin.

Contact Debbie Nichols for more information.