Cub Scouting is where most boys join the Scouting program, but boys may join at any level. Click here for more information about how to Join Cub Scouting.
The Purposes of Cub Scouting
Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the Kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
Cub Scout Values
SCOUT OATH - On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
SCOUT LAW - A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent
Cub Scouting's Core Values
- Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
- Compassion: Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
- Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal
- Courage: Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
- Faith: Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
- Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
- Honesty: Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
- Perseverance: Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
- Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
- Resourcefulness: Using human and other resources to their fullest.
- Respect: Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
- Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves. The family is the basis of Cub Scouting.
The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels
Den - A den is a small group of boys in the same grade level who meet weekly.
Pack - All dens, from Kindergarten - 5th grades make up a Pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, come together for a Pack meeting, where boys show off their skills and are recognized for the badges they've earned.