Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Oath – “On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times, and keep myself physically strong,mentally awake, and morally straight.”

Quick Guide to Cub Scouting:

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA’s three traditional membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)

The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun and Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
  11. Character Development:

Cub Scouting’s 12 Core Values

Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part fo the original Cub Scout program and continue to be a part of Cub Scouting today. Character can be defined as the collection of core values possed by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action. Core values are the basis of good character development. In helping boys develop character, Cub Scouting promotes the following 12 core values.

  1. Citizenship
  2. Compassion
  3. Cooperation
  4. Courage
  5. Faith
  6. Health and Fitness
  7. Honesty
  8. Perseverance
  9. Positive Attitude
  10. Resourcefulness
  11. Respect
  12. Responsibility

Monthly Themes

Each month there is a different theme. Available are program helps and patches to recognize the boy’s achievements. Cub Scout Roundtables during the prior month will go over the theme with suggestions for the den and pack leader to implement. In addition to the annual Program Guide supplement and the bi-monthly Scouting Magazine, your local Scout Shop will have displays and suggestions for making your program successful.

Adult Leader Training – Monthly sheets to make your job easier with great ideans that get the program across.