Build an Adventure in Cub Scouting
Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun with the Cub Scouts.
How Does Cub Scouting Work?
The Cub Scout program is designed to involve your child in a group of Scouts their own age where they can have fun, make friends and see new things. There they will also gain a sense of personal achievement from the new skills they learn.
Your Scout is a Member of a Den…
A den is made up of no more than eight Scouts who are the same age and/or grade.
The den meets two to three times a month. One of the den meets a month is a “Go See It” or field trip.
The den has a den leader, but the den leader shared the planning of the meeting with the parents.
Your Scout is a Member of a Pack…
A pack consists of several dens and meets once a month.
The Cubmaster leads the monthly pack meeting, but each den will have a part in the pack meeting.
Some months, the pack meeting will have special themes such as Pinewood Derby®, Blue & Gold banquet, or guest speakers. Other months may be devoted to recognizing the Scouts for the projects they have completed by the presentation of beads, belt loops, activity pins or rank advancements.
How You Can Help
The Scouting program is delivered through local civic, faith-based, and educational institutions called chartered organizations, which operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.
Together, these organizations are run by almost one million adult volunteers dedicated to helping youth learn and grow.