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Pack 785 Spring Camp-In Success

Pack 785 is moving ahead with innovation & #scoutingathome! The leaders from Pack 785 of Eagle District pivoted from their original plans of a spring campout and planned an awesome camp-in for their Scouts. Amy Johnson is committee chair, pack momma, and organizer for this amazing camp-in. Her team put together goodie bags for the […]

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Q&A Regarding COVID-19 & Advancement Difficulties

Questions and Answers Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement […]

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Share Your Scouting Stories

Use #918scouts to share what’s happening in your unit! Scouts have a story to tell. Stories of adventure. Stories of perseverance. Stories of hope. Stories of courage. Stories of unity. Stories of change. Stories of how the world is a little bit brighter because someone made a difference in their life. Stories of how they […]

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Celebrate Scout Sunday 2020

What is Scout Sunday you ask? The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday began being celebrated in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is the Sunday preceding or closest to February 8th. The […]

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Cub Scouts (Ages 5-10)

Cub Scout Parent’s Guide

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of youth who are in K-5th grade (or 5-10 years of age). This is the first and the biggest of the Scouting programs. The Cub Scout program is a fun and educational experience concerned with values and give the Scouts a sense of personal achievement. It provides positive place where youth can enjoy safe, wholesome activities and focus on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills and developing a spirit of community service.

Cub Scouts Belong to a Pack and a Den

Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack. A pack is a large group of Scouts. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each dens has six to eight Scouts about the same age that live in the same area. The Cub Scouts meet in their dens each week, and a pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school or some other group in your community. This group makes sure your pack has trained adult leaders, a place to meet and exciting things to do.

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places

There is a lot to do as a Cub Scout. Cub Scouts do things like games, derby races, contests, sports and community projects. They get to go on field trips, camping and other outdoor adventures. They do many different things for fun and learning.

Cub Scouts Earn Awards

While having fun, Cub Scouts will earn badges and awards. They will work on projects with their family and everyone will feel good about what they’ve accomplished. As a Cub Scout earns a badge, the Cub Scout and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony. This is a way to say “thank you” to the family for helping the Cub Scout earn their award.

The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Scouts 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.

Cub Scouting Has a Purpose

There is a reason for everything Scouts do in the Cub Scouting program. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to helps youth grow into good citizens who are strong in character. Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.