A Program for Children in Grades K-5
Cub Scouts is a year-round program designed for children in Kindergarten to fifth grade.The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship training and physical fitness. Cub Scouting helps parents become even better moms and dads.
CHILDREN CAN BEGIN ANYTIME OF THE YEAR.
While we encourage children to begin the program at the beginning of their Kindergarten year, they can become a Cub Scout at any time during their elementary school years.
- Children are grouped by grade levels. (Kindergarten through fifth grade.)
- Children are organized in teams (we call them dens) of 6-8 youth.
- Our program offers group and at home activities.
FOSTERING FRIENDSHIP AMONG CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
Cub Scouts teams (dens) all gather monthly for a big family event which we call a pack meeting. (To understand dens and packs, think of a wolf pack and the family sized den groups that make up the pack.) At pack meetings, children participate in fun games and educational activities. Leaders and parents recognize children for their recent achievements. The pack runs under the direction of a Cubmaster, den leaders, and a parent committee.
Use these planning resources for your next Scouting year
- 2020-2021 Boys’ Life Planning Calendar, a fill-in-the-box calendar, complete with religious holidays, monthly BSA program themes and steps for building a council annual plan.
- 2020-2021 Boys’ Life Scouts BSA Leader Program Notebook, a resource featuring monthly calendars, meeting planning pages and primer of available trainings.
- 2020-2021 Bilingual Pack Program Planning Chart, a poster-size chart in both English and Spanish for pack leaders with spaces to write in den and pack activities.
- Den Leader Meeting Resources
Cub Scouts FAQ
Lions (Kindergarten or age 6), Tigers (First Graders), Cub Scouts (2nd-3rd grade or age 8-9), Webelos Scouts (4th-5th grade or age 10).
Character is part of everything a Cub Scouts does. Character development lessons can be found in every aspect of the Cub Scout experience. In an effort to make character development an integral part of Cub Scouting, the 12 core values are integrated throughout the boys’ handbook and advancement program.
The Core values are:
- Health and Fitness
- Positive Attitude
- Provide help and support for the den and pack.
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend pack meeting with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout family campouts with your child.
Yes, but they ease into it, beginning with what we call “soft camping.” They may go camping with a parent, or even their entire family.
The national registration fee to join Cub Scouts is $36 per year. Boy’s Life magazine, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, is $12 per year. Other costs include uniform and handbook. Youth members participate in fund-raising projects and pay dues to cover the cost of the events, activities and equipment. The Cub Scout pack may provide assistance to families or operate a uniform exchange program.