YMCA Y-Tribes Kilbourne Council
Father / Son Guides 2
A Brief History
In 1926 Harold S. Keltner, a YMCA director in St. Louis, developed the father and son Y-Indian Guide program to support the father’s vital family role as teacher, counselor, and friend to his son.
The National YMCA has formally retired the Y-Indian Guides program. The YMCA of central Ohio has developed a replacement Y-Tribes program.
What is the YMCA Y-Tribes
In the YMCA Y-Tribes program, parents lead, direct, supervise, influence and teach while presenting opportunities for children to explore the world around them. The program is a side-by-side journey in the early years - K through 3rd grade - within the context of a small community called a Tribe.
What is the Kilbourne Council
Sponsored by the YMCA of Central Ohio, the Kilbourne Council currently consists of five tribes totaling approximately 80 fathers and sons from the greater Worthington area. Monthly throughout the year we participate in many fun events, with each event commemorated with patches displayed on vests worn by members.
What kinds of things will we be doing?
First you will join a tribe, or small group of fathers and sons from your neighborhood or school. Many of your activities will be in this small group, and others will be with a larger group of all the tribes in the council. Here's a partial list of the things you can do:
How much does it cost?
Each year there is a small fee charged by the YMCA. Additionally, members are asked to purchase a vest (about $20 each) to display patches given for participation in all activities. Vests are worn at campouts and other activities. Finally, charges are assessed for the activities that you and your son attend - the fees charged simply cover the costs of the activity.
Why should we do this?
Who can I contact to learn more?
Please call, or send e-mail, to any of the following folks for more information or to join:
Contact email@example.com with questions or comments.