The Salvation Army Adventure Corps is a Christian education program designed for boys Grades 1-12. It is divided into two sections: Explorers for boys in grades 1-5 and Rangers for boys in Grades 6-12. Each section takes members through a series of achievement awards and levels, helping boys to develop their individuality and potential.
Guarding opens the door to adventure. As a Girl Guard, you will find many exciting new experiences awaiting you. With each experience you will discover things about yourself and the world God has created. Girl Guards is open to all girls in grades 6-12.
You will belong to a large family with thousands of members in every part of the United States and in many other the countries where The Salvation Army is located. Girl Guards is one of many youth groups sponsored by your local Salvation Army corps. Girl Guard meetings may be held at the corps center, at community buildings, or schools.
Moonbeams are members of a national character-building program sponsored by The Salvation Army for boys and girls in grades Preschool (age 4) through Kindergarten.
Moonbeams should try to help others whenever possible, even before being asked. Moonbeams are encouraged to attend Sunday school or church every week. If not a member of a Sunday school, the Moonbeams are invited to attend at The Salvation Army. There they’ll meet friends and have fun learning about Jesus.
The Guarding Program is sponsored by The Salvation Army. It includes girls in grades 1 through 12, divided into two groups: Sunbeams (grades 1-5) and Girl Guards (grades 6-12).
If you do not have a Sunbeam program in your local Salvation Army, you may join Girl Guards in grade 5. If you do not have a Girl Guard program, you may remain a Sunbeam through grade 6.
All Sunbeams are members of the Guarding Program. Any girl may join the program.
Planning and Resources
The Salvation Army Character Building program can be uniquely tailored to the individual needs of each corps so that they can have thriving Character Building Troops. The purpose of Character Building Programs are to give members an opportunity for personal growth spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and to increase the understanding of service to others by exploring God’s Word and God’s world. Feel free to use the resources and emblem curriculum on this page to put together a successful program for your corps ministry.