For Cub Scouts

What Is Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting has had many changes over the years. 2015 rolled out new books, new requirements, and new awards. Look here for quick answers.

Cub Scout Values

As a Cub Scout, you do your best and you help others.

Scouting for All Ages

By joining the Cub Scouts, you’ve taken your first step on the Scouting trail. Many people stay in Scouting, one way or another, for many years….

Cub Scouting Around the World

You meet and have fun in your neighborhood den and Cub Scout pack. Millions of other youth are also in Cub Scouting across the nation and around the…

Why Cub Scouting?

Parents of today’s youth face a lot of choices in extracurricular activities. They want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your youth is about to enter first through fifth grade, Cub Scouting may be exactly what you are both looking for.
As a parent, you can be assured that Cub Scouting:

  • Involves a variety of family activities
  • Encourages good behavior
  • Teaches lifelong values
  • Strengthens the bonds of family
  • And as a kid, your child can be assured that Cub Scouting is fun!

Cub Scouting means “doing.” Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the youth doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting – citizenship training, character development and personal fitness. Cub Scouts can

Many of the activities happen right in weekly Den meetings and the monthly Pack meetings.

Cub Scouting has nine purposes:

  1. Positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth
  2. Help the youth develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
  3. Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
  4. Improve understanding within the family
  5. Strengthen a youth’s ability to get along with others and respect other people
  6. Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping them develop new interests and skills
  7. Show how to be helpful and do one’s best
  8. Provide fun and exciting new things to do
  9. Prepare youth to become ScoutsBSA & Venturers

Here are additional resources about Cub Scouting.

Scout Strong – Healthy Unit Award

Uniforms & Awards

Youth Literature (Handbooks & Boy’s Life)

Check under Cub Scouts on our Scouting Programs tab at the top for lots lots more!