What Is Cub Scouting?
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, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Built a birdhouse? Designed and built a race car or a rocket?
Earn rewards, or badges, for doing these things in Cub Scouts!
Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens
As a Cub Scout, boys join a local Pack typically near their home or school. A Pack is divided into smaller groups called Dens. Each Den has 5-8 boys ideally. All of the Cub Scouts in a Den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school. Girls are also allowed to join, but require separate leadership for safety reasons during overnight trips.
The Cub Scout Pack belongs to a church, lodge, school, or some other group in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your Pack has good adult leaders, a clean and safe place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, via local District and Council support volunteers and employees.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
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 Scouts Earn Awards
Each time Scouts complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, they are rewarded with various certificates, badges and belt loops. Sometimes it is a smile on their parents' faces to see the boy grow and learn!