Cub Scout Program
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!
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.
Cub Scout Advancement
In Scouting, advancement is the process by which a member meets certain requirements and earns recognition. The Cub Scout advancement program is a blend of activities Scouts do in their homes and activities they do in a den meeting setting. As requirements are completed, Scouts are awarded recognition items to mark their progress. Regardless of grade, all Scouts who join Cub Scouts start by earning the Bobcat badge. After receiving the Bobcat badge, a Scouts work on the requirements based on their grade level.
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.
Over the past several years Scouting has partnered with colleges, universities, and foundations to study the impact of the program.
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.