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Cub Scouting

In 1930 the Boy Scouts of America launched a home- and neighborhood-centered program for youth 9 to 11 years of age. A key element of the program is an emphasis on caring, nurturing relationships between children and their parents, adult leaders, and friends. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three traditional membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.) 

Scout Me In

We are proud to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

To usher in this exciting change is Scout Me In. Scout Me In is a recruitment campaign that invites children and families to take part in Scouting together. Beyond being a campaign, Scout Me In is a call to action.

For children, it is a call to be proactive in their confidence building and acquiring life skills, through adventure of course! For parents, it is a call to bring their families closer through Scouting. The Scouts want  to provide busy families the opportunity to share unique experiences and create life-long memories.

 

 

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

  • Positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth
  • Help Scouts develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
  • Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
  • Improve understanding within the family 
  • Strengthen Scouts' ability to get along with other children and respect other people
  • Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping Scouts develop new interests and skills
  • Show how to be helpful and do one's best
  • Provide fun and exciting new things to do


Membership


Cub Scouting has program components for youth in the first through fifth grades (or ages 7, 8, 9, or 10). Members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a neighborhood group of six to eight Scouts. First-grade Scouts (Tiger Cubs) meet twice a month, while Wolf Cub Scouts (second graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third graders), and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth graders) meet weekly.

Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee. The committee includes parents of Scouts in the pack and members of the chartered organization.

The Family Scouting Program is how boys and girls will be organized within the Cub Scouts. Under this program, Cub Scout Dens will not be co-ed, instead there will be all- boy Dens and all-girl Dens. Cub Scouts Packs can be single gender, or co-ed.

 

Publications

Volunteers are informed of national news and events through Scouting Magazine (circulation 900,000). Scouts may subscribe to Boys' Life magazine (circulation 1.3 million). Both are published by the Boy Scouts of America. A number of Cub Scout and leader publications are also available.

 

Ideals

Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, a number of ideals are expressed in the day-to-day life of the Scout and their leaders.
Cub Scout Promise
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.

Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.

Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

Colors
The Cub Scout colors are blue and gold.
The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Together, they symbolize what Cub Scouting is all about.
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