Cub Scouts provides fun, hands-on activities that help prepare boys and girls to become caring and responsible citizens and leaders. Cub Scout Packs may include a combination of all-girl or all-boy dens, and dens within a pack continue to be single gender – all girls or all boys. This allows the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model, while also meeting the requests of today’s families to make Scouting available as a family adventure. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. Cub Scouts is a program expertly tailored to match each age group in a child’s life. The Cub Scouts program is for boys and girls ages 5-10, in grades K-5.
Cub Scouts go fishing, build rockets, eat s’mores, and make lifelong friends. Plus, there’s the pinnacle of most Cub Scout years – the Pinewood Derby! Cub Scouts earn recognition while doing fun activities with their family, using a handbook as their guide. They participate in awesome adventures at camp and on field trips including:
Cub Scout Dens, which are both grade and gender-specific, meet either weekly or every other week. Cub Scout Packs may now include a combination of all-girl or all-boy dens and meet once a month to showcase activities and receive awards, sometimes joined by special guests like magicians, zookeepers, or fireman.
Every dollar of the national membership fee goes to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to handle the cost of essential services for those participating in approved Scouting activities, program resources, safety standards, youth protection and personal safety training, and services to councils nationwide to sustain Scouting. Learn more about the fees.
Cub Scouting provides an opportunity to engage the entire family. Working together, you will complete and sign off on the requirements found in the Cub Scout handbook – from doing a magic trick to creating a fire-escape plan for the family home. Parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved as a pack leader or volunteer. By serving as a leader you can help influence the kind of adult that Scouts grow to be. Many tools, resources, and training programs are available to assist volunteers in becoming effective leaders and enjoy their experience.
Each Scout pack is sponsored by a local chartered organization. Parents and the chartered organization select pack leaders. Scout leaders work with youth and their families to improve the community through fun-filled activities that teach volunteerism, leadership, citizenship, and the values of the Scout Oath and Law.