Build an Adventure in Cub Scouting
Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, Kindergarten through 5th, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, and shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a friend? Built a bird house? Played Ultimate Frisbee? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
How Does Cub Scouting Work?
The Cub Scout program is designed to involve your child in a group of children the same age where they can have fun, make friends and see new things, while gaining a sense of personal achievement from the new skills learned.
Cub Scouts Belong to Pack and Den
As a Cub Scout you will be part of your own pack. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys or girls. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school. The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Have you been to the local Police Station and talked to the police officers on duty? Or visited the Fire Station and sat in the driver's seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchor's chair? These are some of the places you might go with your den or pack. You might also: build a Pinewood Derby car and race it on the track, build a sail boat and race it in the rain gutter regatta or build a space ship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
Each time a Cub Scout completes an accomplishment or learned a new skill, the Scout will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on the parents' face to see how their child is growing and learning.
To learn more about Cub Scouting, or to find out how to start, join, or support a pack, contact the Center for Scouting at (701) 293-5011 or toll free at (877) 293-5011 or the local unit in your area.