The Y-Guide program is for fathers and sons between the ages of five and nine. The Y-Princess program is for fathers and daughters between the ages of five and nine. The program has a long history of providing children and their parents with opportunities for good times, learning, and mutual understanding. In this program, you and your child will meet with other parent-child teams in a small group, called a circle, to hold monthlyl meetings or participate in fun and educational outside activities.


The purpose of the Y-Guides & Princesses Program is to foster understanding and companionship between father and child.

Slogans - “Pals Forever…Friends Always”

The slogan for Y-Guides is “Pals Forever.” The slogan for Y-Princesses is “Friends Always.” The slogan reminds us that fathers and sons, and fathers and daughters should strive to build close, enduring relationships in which there is communication, understanding, and companionship. The Y-Guides and Princesses Programs encourage such relationships by providing a means for fathers and sons, and fathers and daughters to share enjoyable experiences, to observe and learn about one another, and to develop mutual respect.


  1. To be clean in body and pure in heart.
  2. To be pals forever with my dad/mom/son/daughter.
  3. To love the sacred circle of my family.
  4. To listen while others speak.
  5. To love my neighbor as myself.
  6. To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people 
  7. To seek and preserve the beauty of Our Creator’s work in forest, field and stream.


“We, Adventure Guides and Exploreres, through friendly service to one another, to our family, to this Circle/Expedition, and to our community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of Our Creator.”