Being a Cub Scout like Carlos, kids get to enjoy everything from hiking, camping and so much more! Follow along as Carlos shows you why you should join Cub Scouts this year!
Join along as we answer five common questions about Cub Scouts. From what the program is to how it can help serve your family — we'll guide you through all of the basics to help make your decision of joining that much easier.
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. In 2018, the program was expanded to include girls for the scouting experience. It is a year-round family program designed for boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
Ranks are determined by the Scouts' grade levels and/or ages. Kindergartners are called Lions. First graders are called Tigers, Second graders are called Wolves, Third graders are called Bears, Fourth graders are called Webelos, and Fifth graders are called Webelos AOL (Arrow of Light). Boys or girls may join scouting at any level. Each rank has established achievements that the Scouts must complete in order to advance to the next rank.
The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to take part in activities with your son or daughter that you normally couldn't do. It provides a positive way for parent and child to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your involvement is vital to the program's success.
Some specific things you can do to help your son in Cub Scouting are
Volunteers are always welcome, no matter how much time you have to devote. Let your leaders know if you can offer some help and they will take whatever you can give. There are no formal requirements for periodic or temporary assignments. Whether as a Leader, Committee member, or part-time helper, volunteers can teach their children by example about the importance of teamwork and good citizenship.