|Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grades. |
The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
Cub Scouting members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a neighborhood group of six to eight boys. Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), and Webelos Scouts (fourth- and fifth-graders) meet weekly.
Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys taking part in activities like crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, and puzzles, to name a few. These 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.
Cub Scouts go to events like the annual blue and gold banquet, field contests, and derbies such as the pinewood derby. They go on field trips, take part in community projects and go camping.
Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts into the great outdoors. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and nature.
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program provides the opportunity for boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship, and have fun. Participation in the program allows boys to be recognized for physical fitness and talent-building activities.
While Cub Scouts are having fun, they'll also be earning badges and awards that deliver a feeling of accomplishment, increasing self-esteem and confidence.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, the Tiger Cub motto, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
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 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.