How Cub Scouting Works

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children. 

The Cub Scout program is designed to involve your son in a group of boys his own age where he can have fun, make new friends and see new things. There he will also gain a sense of personal achievement from the new skills he learns. 

Your Boy is a Member of a Den...

  • A den is made up of no more than eight boys who are the same age and/or grade (i.e. Tiger den, Wolf den, etc.)
     
  • The meets two to three times a month. One of the den meetings each month is a "Go See It" or field trip.
     
  • The den has a den leader, but the den leader shares the planning of the den meeting with the parents. 

Your Boy is a Member of a Pack...

  • A pack consists of several dens and meets once a month.
     
  • The Cubmaster leads the monthly pack meeting, but each den will have part in the pack meeting.
     
  • Some months, the pack meeting will have special themes such as Pinewood Derby®, Blue & Gold banquets or guest speakers. Other months may be devoted to recognizing the Scouts for the projects they have completed by the presentation of beads, belt loops, activity pins or rank advancements. 

Cub Scout Advancement Plan

In Scouting, advancement is the process by which a member meets certain requirements and earns recognition. The Cub Scout advancement program is a blend of activities boys do in their homes and activities they do in a den meeting setting. As requirements are completed, boys are awarded recognition items to mark their progress. Regardless of grade, all boys who join Cub Scouts start by earning the Bobcat badge. After receiving the Bobcat badge, a boy works on the requirements based on his grade level. 

Learn more in the Cub Hub. 

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Lion
Boys in Kindergarten or 6 Years Old



Tiger
Boys in First Grade or 7 Years Old


Wolf
Boys in Second Grade of 8 Years Old


Bear
Boys in Third Grade or 9 Years Old


​Webelos
Boys in Fourth & Fifth Grade or 10 Years Old

 

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