Starting in the first grade your kids can join the Girl Scouts or the Boy Scouts and the Daisy program for Girl Scouts starts in kindergarten. American Heritage Girls starts at age 5 and 4-H is for grades 4-12.¬† Meetings run during the school year and vary by group. You can check their websites (links below) for information on groups near you, but since I had trouble getting people to return my calls when I did this a few years back I figured a post might be helpful. Groups meet at churches but are open to anyone in the community who wants to join. If you’ve got another group to promote please add the information via comment.



Boy Scouts – Chickasaw Council
171 South Hollywood
Memphis, TN 38112
Wolf River District Facebook page
registration starts in August

A few comments from the moms:

  • Cub Scout Pack 450 in Bartlett TN @ Ellendale Baptist Church meet Mondays 6:30-7:30 Contact 592-9098
  • Pack/Troop 81 is an active organization with Cub Scouts from 1st grade through 5th grade and Boy Scouts through 18 years of age at Independent Presbyterian Church. The cub scouts typically meet on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 PM. One great advantage of this meeting time is that the church offers dinner beginning at 5:30 in their fellowship hall for a VERY reasonable price, so you can come to the meeting and stay for dinner (you don’t have to cook or clean the dishes).
  • Cub Scout Pack 241 meets at Christ United Methodist Church on Monday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm. For boys 1-5th grade.
  • Cub Scout pack 81, at Independence Presbyterian Church on Walnut Grove.
  • Cub Scouts Pack 261 meets Monday nights at Bartlett Woods Church of Christ from 7-8 pm 1st grade to 5th grade call Cub Master Mike at 901-318-7891 if you need more info.


Girl Scouts – Heart of the South
717 South White Station Road, Suite 2
Memphis, TN 38117
Girl Scout kick-off meetings are on the Calendar page of the Girl Scouts website.  You can find local groups via zip code here.

A few comments from the moms:

  • Girl Scouts (grades K-12) meet at Idlewild Presbyterian Church 1750 Union Avenue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Contact Whitney Getman at [email protected] or 901-334-3469.
  • Girl Scout troops for ages K-12 meet at Lindenwood Life Center @ 2181 Union Ave. every Monday from 6:15-7:15. Call Jean Ann McBride for more info 901-327-5433.
  • Farmington Presbyterian Church 8245 Farmington Blvd., Germantown. Contact: Sena Williams [email protected] 901.334.3454 Germantown¬†

American Heritage Girls
starts at age 5
Troup TN 2012 meets at St. Louis Catholic Church
Troup TN 2011 meets at Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett


Shelby County 4-H
Open to kids in grades 4-12
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