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About Cub Scouts

Welcome to Cub Scouting!
2021 Scout Life Magazine

All About Cub Scouts

Welcome to the best adventure of your life. That’s what Cub Scouts is: one big adventure. For you and your family.

Whether you’re in kindergarten, fifth grade, or any grade in between, Cub Scouts is a blast. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, and shoot
a bow and arrow. You can cook a meal outdoors, go on a hike, and visit your local police and fire stations.

In Cub Scouting, you and your family join in on the program with your child, and you will help them along the way. Cub Scouts have a different handbook at each grade level, with adventures that are age-appropriate for their developmental level. As your child advances through these books by working on adventures, they will earn badges and other recognition that they wear on their uniform. As your child grows in Cub Scouting, your role will change with them, from hands-on involvement to guiding and coaching. Your child’s success in Cub Scouting depends on you!

The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels. Your child will be a part of a den, a small group of Cub Scouts in the same grade level. A den meets weekly during the school year. All dens, from kindergarten through fifth grade, make up a pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, come together at the pack meeting and Cub Scouts are recognized for the adventures and badges they have earned.