Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, 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, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens
As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack. The entire pack meets once a month from September to May. We have fun summer activities as well.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade. The den meets usually twice a month from September to May.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood (Pack 73 belongs to Brownson Presbyterian Church). 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 policemen on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver's seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local radio station and sat in the 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 sailboat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta, or build a spaceship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents' faces to see you grow and learn.
(adapted from www.scouting.org)
Tiger Scouts are first grade boys. Tiger Scouts is a parent-son group. All activities are done with boys and their parents. They learn about their community and have fun Go See It activities.
Wolf Scouts are second grade boys. Wolf Scouts complete fun and educational activities to earn their Wolf badge (usually at the Blue & Gold banquet) and belt loops. They learn about our flag, keeping their body healthy, their home and community, tools for fixing and building, about the environment, healthy cooking and eating, and safety at home and on the street.
Bear Scouts are third grade boys. Bear Scouts earn their Bear badge and belt loops. They can also earn their Whittling Chip. The Bear den learns about God, country, family and self.
Webelos Scouts are fourth and fifth grade boys. Webelos is a 18 month program that prepares boys for Boy Scouts. They can go camping as an individual den. At the end of Webelos they earn their Arrow of Light Award and Crossover into Troop 223.