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Cub Scouts

Prepared for life

Cub Scouting is a year-round program that introduces children and their parents to the world of Scouting. Boys or girls join Cub Scouting because they want to have fun! Cub Scouts’ parents, guardians, and families are vital to the success of each local Cub Scout group – or Pack – as there are no paid leaders; everyone volunteers in some way.  Packs may be boy-only, girl-only, or a combination.

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For kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 and their families.

Cub Scouts participate in programs that build character, encourage mental and physical fitness, and teach the importance of cooperation, citizenship, and responsibility. Adult volunteer leaders within each local Cub Scouts Pack plan the yearly calendar – and between each monthly Pack activity, Cub Scouts and their families participate in activities outlined in grade level handbooks that help the Scout earn a different “rank” each year.

Programs and activities include:
  • Pack meetings
  • Monthly field trips
  • Camping (accompanied by a parent)
  • The Pinewood Derby
  • Service projects

Cub Scouts learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop friendships. Along with having fun, Scouts are reminded to live according to the Scout Oath and Law: Do Their Best and Help Others.

The Boy Scouts of America has a booklet that can help you better understand the Cub Scout program: Welcome New Cub Scout Family!

Get answers to five commonly asked questions by new Cub Scout families by watching this 3 minute video: