The Cub Scouts of America endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
What Is Cub Scouting?
Boys in 1st through 5th grade - or those who are 7 to 10 years old - may find Cub Scouting great for them. Family involvement is encouraged. This is the first and the biggest of the three Scouting programs (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing) from the Boy Scouts of America.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Cub Scouting means "doing." Boys have a lot to do as a Cub Scout - crafts, games, sports, songs, stories and puzzles, to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the den and pack. The den usually meets every week and the pack meets once a month all year long. At den meetings and pack meetings, Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning.
Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual blue and gold banquet, field contests and derbies such as the pinewood derby. They go on field trips. They go camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures. They take part in community events. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that your son enjoys, he'll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
While they are having fun, the boys will also be earning badges and awards. They'll work on projects with their parents or other adults in the family, and everyone will feel good about the things they accomplish. We also have badge ceremonies for participants. The badge is given to the adult and he or she then gives it to the child in front of the whole pack. This is a way for the cub to say "thank you" to his family for their help in earning his award.
The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is popular, too. Cub Scouts get to learn about favorite subjects such as art, math, science and citizenship. Or they play individual and team sports such as archery, gymnastics, skating or soccer. Boys do not need to be a star athletes to play Cub Scout Sports. They are winners when they do their best.
Cub Scouts can earn many other awards and medals too, sometimes by themselves and sometimes as members of their pack. They can earn or help their pack earn Quality Unit awards, religious emblems, the Emergency Preparedness Award, the Outdoor Activity Award or the World Conservation Award.
When cubs earn an award in Cub Scouting, they learn new skills. They also get to use their new skills and knowledge in projects and demonstrations. They show what they know. People get to see what they've learned as a Cub Scout.
Cub Scouting Has a Purpose
There is a reason for everything boys do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.
For more information and to get involved, contact contact Cubmaster Briz Garcia at 281-849-1692 or email@example.com.