What does Cub Scouting offer my child?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide kids through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, kids also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
What are the requirements to participate in Cub Scouts?
See The Advancement Trail
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to complement many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is one Den meeting and one Pack meeting per month. Kids who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc., or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
What are the responsibilities of a parent?
- Provide help and support for the Den and Pack.
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend Pack meetings with your son where advancement awards are presented.
- Attend and assist with Den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family Campouts with your child.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout Camping
Why Do We Wear Uniforms?
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. There are many reasons for this. One reason stands out above all the rest. We wear the uniform because it is a means of identifying ourselves openly with the principles to which we are committed-character development, citizenship training, and physical and mental fitness.
The fact that youth and adult members of Scouting wear a uniform doesn't mean that we're all alike. We come from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. We have our own religious beliefs and political views. We are each individuals with our own family traditions and loyalties. So the uniform is not intended to hide our individuality. But it is a way we give each other strength and support. It is a bond that ties us together in spite of our differences. It is a way of making visible our commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and to helping other people.
The Scouting movement is built on positive values. As we wear the uniform, we are openly identifying ourselves with those values where everyone can see us. We stand together, not alone, in encouraging others to live by those same principles.