What your son will get from being invovled in Cub Scouting!
Positively influences character development and encourage spiritual growth
Helps boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
Encourages good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
Improves understanding within the family
Strengthens boys' ability to get along with other boys and respect other people
Fosters a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills
Shows how to be helpful and do one's best
Provides fun and exciting new things to do
Prepares boys to become Boy Scouts Programs
Tigers Tiger Cubs BSA is a simple and fun program for first-grade boys and their families. The Tiger Cub program introduces boys and their adult partners to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they "Search, Discover, and Share" together.
Bobcat Bobcat rank is the first rank for boys in second through fifth grades who join Cub Scouting. The Bobcat badge teaches new Cub Scouts the Law of the Pack, Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Handshake and much more that prepares them to be good Scouts.
Wolf The Wolf program is for boys who have completed first grade (or are age 8).
To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass twelve achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.
Bear The Bear rank is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9).
There are twenty-four Bear achievements in four different categories. The Cub Scout must complete twelve of these to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.
Webelos This program is for boys who have completed third grade (or are age 10).
A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos Scout Book, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Boy Scout requirements - all leading to the Arrow of Light Award.
Activities Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Cub Scout Sports and Academics
The Cub Scout Sports and Academics program provides the opportunity for boys to learn new techniques, develop sportsmanship, increase scholarship skills, and have fun. Participation in the program allows boys to be recognized for physical fitness and talent-building activities.
Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts into the world of imagination. Day camping comes to the boy in neighborhoods across the country; resident camping is at least a three-day experience in which Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts camp within a developed theme of adventure and excitement. "Cub Scout Worlds" are used by many councils to carry the world of imagination into reality with actual theme structures of castles, forts, ships, etc. Cub Scout pack members enjoy camping in local council camps and council-approved national, state, county, or city parks. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.
Cub Scouting Ideals Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, a number of ideals are expressed in the day-to-day life of the boy and his leaders.
Cub Scout Promise I, (name), promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack.
Cub Scout Motto Do Your Best.
Tiger Cub Promise I promise to love God, my family, and my country, and to learn about the world.
Tiger Cub Motto Search, Discover, Share.
Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the pack go. The pack helps the Cub Scout grow. The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
The Cub Scout colors are blue and gold. The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Together, they symbolize what Cub Scouting is all about.