Programs That Help

YOUTH DEPARTMENT

Character Building


The Salvation Army is committed to sharing the love of God and the message of the saving hope of Jesus Christ to everyone, including our children! The Salvation Army's Character Building programs provide opportunities for young people to develop their character through exploring different activities, experiencing new things, and learning how to work together as a group.

Character Building programs are held at a number of corps (churches) throughout Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa. Explore the different tabs to learn more about each program and to find helpful articles and ideas.  If you would like more information on Character Building programs you may contact your local corps or email Kim Herivel-Walter for more information at

Kim_Herivel-Walter@usc.salvationarmy.org.


Boys Scout of America partners with the Salvation Army to establish and nurture Scout units as an expression of the outreach ministry of the Salvation Army so that boys, young adults, and adults may grow in Christian character, citizenship, responsibility, and with personal fitness necessary to achieve their greatest potential.


Explorers is a program for boys in first grade through fifth grade. The purpose of Explorers is to provide an opportunity for boys to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially, while exploring God's Word and His World!


Girls Guards is a program for girls in grades six through twelve. The goal of Girl Guards is to help girls develop positive social and communication habits, decision making skills and life skills, character and leadership, and a sense of personal identity through a Biblical worldview.


Moonbeams is a program for girls and boys in pre-k and kindergarten. The goal of Moonbeams is to promote physical, mental, spiritual, and social development in a safe environment that is caring and age appropriate.


Project Wild is a Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources.


Rangers is a program for boys in grades six through twelve. The purpose of Rangers is to provide an opportunity for boys to grow sprititually, mentally, physically, and socially, while exploring God's Word and His World!


Sunbeams is a program for girls in grades one through five. The goal of Sunbeams is to help girl develops positive social and communication habits, decision making skills, character and leadership, and a sense of personal identity through a Biblical worldview. 


The Salvation Army Outdoors (TSAO) is a faith-based initiative designed to provide youth and families with engaging and educational outdoor experiences through a diverse network of vested partners and friends.