In Cub Scouting you’ll have lots of fun, adventure, and activities with your den and pack. But there’s more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It’s all about the boy you areand the person you will become.
What Is Cub Scouting?
What do Cub Scouts do? How old are they? What awards can they earn? Look here for quick answers.
Cub Scout Values
As a Cub Scout, you do your best and you help others. You learn the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack. You also learn what they mean.
Learn the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack
Baloo will help you learn to recite the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.
Scouting for All Ages
By joining the Cub Scouts, you’ve taken your first step on the Scouting trail. Many people stay in Scouting, one way or another, for many years….
Cub Scouting Around the World
You meet and have fun in your neighborhood den and Cub Scout pack. Millions of other boys are also in Cub Scouting across the nation and around the…
Why Cub Scouting?
Parents of young boys face a lot of choices in extracurricular activities. Boys want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your son is about to enter first through fifth grade, Cub Scouting may be exactly what you are both looking for.
As a parent, you can be assured that Cub Scouting:
- Involves a variety of family activities
- Encourages good behavior
- Teaches lifelong values
- Strengthens the bonds of family
- And as a kid, your son can be assured that Cub Scouting is fun!
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 weekly Den meetings and the monthly Pack meetings.
Cub Scouting has nine purposes:
- Positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth
- Help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
- Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
- Improve understanding within the family
- Strengthen boys’ ability to get along with other boys and respect other people
- Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills
- Show how to be helpful and do one’s best
- Provide fun and exciting new things to do
- Prepare boys to become Boy Scouts
Cub Scout 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
Time with one’s child is the most important time we have. Cub Scouting is family-centered and succeeds because parents get involved. Cub Scouting is not a “drop-off” activity. Some families choose to carve out this time as a special parent/son activity with just their Scout; others involve the whole family. Siblings are always welcome to join in on pack activities.
Each boy will also require a parent’s time at home to help him advance through the rank on which he is currently working.
We ask that parents also consider volunteering time to benefit the den and/or pack. A position as an adult volunteer can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. It provides you with that outside opportunity to see your son change before your eyes.