Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America program designed for boys who are in first through fifth grades (or are 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the 10 purposes of Cub Scouting:
|1. Character development ||6. Respectful relationships |
|2. Spiritual growth ||7. Personal achievement |
|3. Good citizenship ||8. Friendly service |
|4. Sportsmanship and fitness ||9. Fun and adventure |
|5. Family understanding ||10. Preparation for Boy Scouts |
Cub scouting is designed to instill strong moral values: build character, fitness, and confidence; and develop citizenship and leadership skills – all within the framework of fun activities. Parents are encouraged to help their Cub Scout with advancement work, attend Pack meetings, become Den and Pack leaders, and help conduct activities. In fact the Pack’s success depends on parental involvement. Other ways families can help: work on electives at home, attend and assist at Den and Pack meetings, attend outings, assist with transportation needs, and participate in fund raisers.
Cub scouting teaches “duty to God and country.” Scouting has always been known for service to others, a foundation of good citizenship. Patriotism also plays a significant role in preparing our nation’s youth to become useful and participating citizens. BSA believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without also recognizing an obligation to God, and encourages both youth and adult leaders to be faithful in their religious duties.