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What is Cub Scouting?
 Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needsof young boys and their parents. The program offers fun and challengingactivities that promote character development and physical fitness.Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boysthrough the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement.Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys alsolearn honesty, bravery, and respect. 
Family involvement is anessential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play anactive role in the program. Through interaction between parents,leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage.This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that CubScouting is truly time well spent.

What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Boys can become Lion Cubs (entering Kindergarten or age 6) Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (enteringsecond [Wolves] or third grade [Bears], or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourthor fifth grade, or age 9 to 11).

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities?

The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many otherextracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two or three Den meetingsand one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sportslike soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, oracademic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc.,can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops andpins which are worn on their uniform.

What are the responsibilities of a parent?

  • Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
  • Provide help and support for the den and pack.      
  • Attend pack meetings with your son and celebrate his achievements and advancement awards.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout campouts with your son.

Do Cub Scouts go camping?

Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family.