Cub Scouting is fun!
No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
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.
Cub Scouting’s strength is that it is a well-rounded program positively affecting every area of a boy’s life.
Cub Scouting encourages boys to achieve a deeper appreciation of others, including peer, parents, and other adults. Early in their Scouting experience, boys learn the value of serving others.
Cub Scouting provides boys with a sense that they are important as individuals. They learn that they are important as individuals. They learn that their Scouting family cares about what happens to them.
Cub Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when heard decisions have to be made, a boy can look at himself in the mirror and be proud.
What does Cub Scouting cost?
Boys and their parents are responsible for $20 per year in Pack dues, $25 Boy Scouts of America registration fee and optional $12 Boys Life. Additional costs include activity fees (covering the costs of camping trips, etc), uniforms, and handbook.
How Cub Scouting Works
As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.
A pack consists of several dens and meets at least once a month. The Cubmaster leads pack meetings, with Cub Scouts and their families in attendance. The pack meeting is made up of fun activities, as well as the presentation of awards that have been earned during the month.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouting Opportunities: Outings and Camp
Dens go on field trips to interesting places in the community. Boys of all ages in Cub Scouting can go to day camp, where in five days, they experience a variety of outdoor fun and special activities geared toward their age groups, such as archery, field sports, fishing, swimming, leatherwork, crafts, and special attractions. Webelos (8 or 9, or completed the third grade) can go to resident camp, a three-night experience within a developed theme of adventure and excitement. District organized family camp and pack overnighters are other ways are other ways to have fun camping with other Cub Scouts and their families.
How do I get my son registered?
It all starts with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org