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Cub Scout Program

Youth Grades K-5

Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building a Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if your child is in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it’s time to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!

Family Scouting

The Cub Scouts program is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth-grade. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

Aims and Methods

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership.

The methods of Cub Scouting are: living the ideals, belonging to a den, advancement, family involvement, activities, serving the community, and the uniform.

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The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

The safety of children in our programs is the most important priority of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The BSA’s safeguards include mandatory:

  • Youth Protection Training for all leaders
  • Background checks for all leaders
  • A ban on all one-to-one interactions between scouts and leaders
  • Mandatory reporting to law enforcement

These are key parts of our multilayered approach to help keep kids safe. These measures were informed by respected experts in the fields of child safety, law enforcement, and child psychologyand are among the strongest safeguards found in any youth-serving organization.

Additional safety and health concerns are prevalent in today’s society as we all adapt to this new reality of Covid-19.  Bay-Lakes Council encourages all scouting units to follow the guidelines of their local health departments.  Click here for a list of additional health and safety protocols.

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The cost of Scouting is a true investment in your child’s education and future.  Annual costs associated with Scouting are less than most other youth programs.

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Scouting works! Over the past several years Scouting has partnered with colleges, universities, and foundations to study the impact of the program.

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Boy Scouts of America offers families additional programming opportunities for young men and women ages 11-20.

Scouts BSA

Youth 11-17 years old

Scouts BSA is for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

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Co-ed 14-20 years old

You’re always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Venturing provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired.

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