What is cub scouting? Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.
A boy can join at any age from 6 and over or any grade from 1st to 5th. Tiger Dens (1st grade or 6 years old), Wolf Dens (2nd grade or 7 years old), Bear Dens (3rd grade or 8 years old), First year Webelos 1 Dens (4th grade or 9 years old) and Second year Webelos 2 Dens (5th grade or 10 years old)
What does Cub Scouting offer my son? Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places Have you been to the local police station and talked to the policemen on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver's seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchor's chair? These are some of the places you might go with your den or pack. You might also build a pinewood derby car and race it on the track, build a sailboat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta, or build a spaceship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby as well as visiting other exciting places.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents' faces to see you grow and learn.
How large are the dens? Dens are usually comprised of 6-10 boys from the same grade and Cub Scouts rank although the number can vary. Each Den has an adult Leader and an adult Assistant Leader. Leaders are usually a parent of one of the boys in the Den. Anyone meeting the National criteria can be a Leader and the Pack will provide all the training and assistance necessary to help new leaders with their programs.
What are the responsibilities of a parent? - Attend meetings with your son and help present his advancement awards to him at pack meetings - Work with your son on advancement projects and activities - Attend and assist with den outings and provide help and support for the den and pack when possible - Attend Cub Scout Family campouts and other activities with your son - Participate in pack fundraising activities to help cover the costs of the scouting activities your son participates in - Enjoy participating and seeing your son grow through the scouting program