What Cub Scouts is About
Cub Scouts is an active program for children (both boys and girls) in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families that encourages learning, friendship—and most of all—getting out and having fun! Your child will join with others in the same grade in a “den” led by the parents and have a Handbook of adventures for their grade level. All of the Cub Scouts and families in the dens make up the “pack”, also led by parents. With an emphasis on outdoor events, small gatherings, and activities with family, Cub Scouts is a great way to let your kids safely socialize, learn, and have fun.
Flexible Experiences The Fit Your Family
From big overnight pack trips to small local den adventures, camping in a tent to building a pinewood derby car, trying new things and playing sports to learning STEM, there’s truly something for everyone to do and enjoy in Cub Scouts. Bring the whole family to participate in activities with you!
- Parents work together to establish the den schedule and program, doing both Cub Scout Advancement and fun activities.
- Cub Scouts works around sports schedules and you participate as your time allows.
Cub Scouting Works!
Cub Scouts perform better in school, learn the value of volunteering in their community and build confidence to take on positions of leadership. Cub Scout families can serve the community through service projects done by the family,
Family Activities and Adventures Awaits
When you join Cub Scouts there’s always something to do and learn for the whole family:
- Build and race Pinewood Derby cars
- Hike to waterfalls
- Try STEM activities
- Explore nature and learn outdoor skills
- Camp under the stars
- Learn life saving skills
In addition to national registration fees, your pack will address costs for awards, uniforms, events and other items. Talk with your pack leadership if any aspect of Scouting is beyond your financial means.
Build Character and Leadership Skills
Kids love Cub Scouts because it’s fun. But Scouting teaches values-based leadership and character strengths, too. It builds new confidence and social skills. It teaches the value of service and citizenship. In Cub Scouts, youth learn what it means to be a Scout today—and a leader for tomorrow, through our Scout Law. A Scout is:Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
The health and safety of our Scouts is first and foremost. We provide volunteer parent leaders the tools for you to present safe social interaction and fun learning opportunities in small grade-specific groups right in your neighborhood.