About Cub Scouting

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Join Cub Scouts any time! Find a Cub Scout pack in your area by visiting www.beascout.org


HAVE FUN WITH OTHER KIDS

Cub Scouts have fun and go places with their family, friends, and neighbors. Cub Scouts earn awards with requirements that develop self-responsibility, confidence, and willingness to help others.


WHAT WILL I DO IN CUB SCOUTS?

Cub Scouts go fishing, build rockets, eat s’mores, and make friends. Plus, there’s the pinnacle of most Cub Scout years – the Pinewood Derby!

Cub Scouts earn recognition while doing fun activities with their family, using a handbook as their guide.

Get to know your son’s friends and their families as part of a den made up of similar age boys.


HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?

Cub Scout dens (grade specific) meet either weekly or every other week.

Cub Scout Packs (all dens together) meet once a month to showcase activities and receive awards, sometimes joined by special guests like magicians, zookeepers, or fireman.

Cub Scouts get awesome opportunities at camp and field trips:

  • Trips to TV/weather stations
  • Tours of police/fire stations
  • Visits to animal shelters
  • Field trips to art galleries, museums and more!
  • Camping and hiking trips
  • Pinewood derbies and rocket launches


WHO CAN JOIN?

Kids ages 7-10 or in elementary school grade 1-5 can join Cub Scouts.


WHAT’S THE COST?

The membership fee to join Cub Scouts is $24 per year.

Other costs for uniforms, activities, camp, etc. are not included in the membership fee. Fundraising programs are available to help keep costs low.


HOW DOES CUB SCOUTS INCLUDE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS?

Cub Scouting engages the family. Working together, you will complete and sign off on the requirements found in his handbook – from doing a magic trick to creating a fire-escape plan for the family home.

Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Scout pack is sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved as a pack leader or volunteer. Parents and the community organization select pack leaders.

Scout leaders have the opportunity to work with boys and their families, improving the community through fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults Scouts grow into.

Many tools, resources, and trainings are available to assist volunteers in becoming effective leaders and enjoy their experience.



CUB SCOUT LEVELS



LION (Kindergarten):

The Lion badge is earned after completing 6 required adventures. Each adventure takes about two meetings to complete. Lions meet twice a month, once for a den meeting and the second meeting for a den outing or a pack meeting.  The youth will be recognized for completing an adventure by being awarded a sticker. After completing the requirements for the Lion badge, youth will be presented with a badge to be worn on their uniform.


BOBCAT (1st-5th grade):

All children will earn the Bobcat badge first, by learning the Scout Oath and Law, handshake, salute, sign, motto, and the meaning of “Webelos.” After receiving the Bobcat badge, the youth work on requirements based on their grade level. With a parent or guardian, all Bobcats complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide-Bobcat Requirements.


TIGER (1st grade):

The Tiger badge is earned after completing six required adventures, and one Tiger elective adventure, which includes a family-based “Duty to God” adventure. It takes about three den meetings to earn each adventure. Immediate recognition is earned after each completed adventure (belt loop). With a parent or guardian, all Tigers complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.


WOLF (2nd grade):

The Wolf badge is earned after completing six required adventures, and one Wolf elective adventure, which includes a family-based “Duty to God” adventure. It takes about three den meetings to earn each adventure (belt loop). With a parent or guardian, all Wolves complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.


BEAR (3rd grade):

The Bear badge is earned after completing six required adventures, and one Bear elective adventure, which includes a family-based “Duty to God” adventure. It takes about three den meetings to earn each adventure. Immediate recognition is earned after each completed adventure