Cub Scouting Basics
If you could give your boy the greatest gift of all, what would it be? Whether you are rich or poor, the greatest gift is within your power because the gift is helping your son become a person with genuine concern for others and good feelings about himself. Cub Scouting is design to help parents provide this gift to their son(s).
Your Son, Cub Scouts and You
As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be self-reliant and dependable - a person of worth, a caring inpidual. Cub Scouts has these same goals in mind.
Since 1910 we've been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to help parents teach their sons how to make good decisions throughout their lives and give them confidence as they become the adult leaders of tomorrow.
In a society where your son is often taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouts teaches him to do his best and be helpful to others as expressed in the Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Motto, and Law of the Pack.
A Cub Scout den will involve your boy in a group of boys his own age where he can earn status and recognition. The purposes of Cub Scouts are to help parents and community organizations help boys by:
- Positively influencing character development and encouraging spiritual growth.
- Helping boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
- Encouraging good sportmanship and pride in growing strong mind and body.
- Improving understanding within the family.
- Strengthening the ability to get along with other boys and respect other people.
- Fostering a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills.
- Showing how to be helpful and do one's best.
- Providing fun and exciting new things to do.
- Preparing boys to become Boy Scouts.
Your cub scout will be a member of a den. Most dens will have from 6 to 8 boys in them and meet twice a month. Dens are lead by adult leaders (the den leader and assistant den leader(s)), who usually have a son in the den.
Your Cub Scout is also a member of a pack. Packs consists of several dens. Most packs (including ours) will meet once a month. Pack meetings usually follow a suggested theme and are a time for boys to be recoginzed for their accomplishments during the month, to perform skits and songs they have learned in den meetings, and to have fun with the entire family.
Packs are lead by the Cubmaster. Like the den leaders, the Cubmaster is a volunteer and is usually the parent of a boy in the pack.