The Salvation Army offers several scouting type programs for young people. The Salvation Army is committed to sharing God’s love and message of Jesus Christ and hope through actively meeting human needs in His name without discrimination. Additionally, we offer a number of positive ministry programs and events for young people that will help them to develop an unwavering and a non–dualistic character while at the same time helping them to grow in an understanding of God’s love through a life long relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sunbeams and Girl Guards are programs for young girls which allow them to mature as Christian young women while having fun and learning.

The Adventure Corps is a program that helps boys grow into Christian young men.  By setting goals and providing badges for a job well-done, this program promotes Christian and community awareness.

Program day for Scouting (SA Troops) is Wednesdays, 5-6:45p. No pre-registration required.

The Moonbeams program is a holistic Christian Education experience for girls and boys in pre-k and kindergarten.

To promote future leadership in The Salvation Army, Corps Cadets take a role as servant-leaders in the church.  These young men and women take their responsibility seriously as the Army’s future leaders.

More about The Salvation Army youth programs here.

School for the Performing Arts

Giving disadvantaged and at–risk children an opportunity to learn the arts. SPA offers disadvantaged and at-risk children the opportunity to experience the joy of learning a variety of performing arts skills including: piano, dance, drama, brass band, visual art, education enrichment. This program is open to young people registered in 1-12 grade.

Location of Program:
4025 West Brookstown
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Hours of program:
Monday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Our schedule coincides with the East Baton Rouge Parish school year schedule.
Registration for new SPA students is September-October.

Summer Camp

Camp Hidden Lake is in Lexington, MS. The camp program is residential for a week (6 days). Transportation is provided. Camp Hidden Lake exists to support the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social development of children, youth and adults. Through the years many have "found themselves" at Camp Hidden Lake through the quality camping programs offered each summer. Some learn a new skill, others develop relationships that empower, all encounter a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ.

To register for camp, parents need to call Major Janna Torgerson in May to get on the list.
More about our summer camp here.

If you know of a child, or children, that may benefit from The Salvation Army’s youth programs, contact Major Janna Torgerson.

  • Major Janna Torgerson
    Associate Corps Officer