What is Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys & girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and life.
Our goal is to foster the BSA vision of building our youth into conscientious, responsible, and productive scouts by instilling in them lifetime values and developing ethical character traits as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. We want to create an environment that fosters a sense of community while keeping the fun in scouting. As Baden Powell once said, we are building “Happy, Healthy, and Helpful Citizens.”
The Cub Scout Advancement program is an excellent way for you to spend quality time with your children. For each skill or activity, your scout completes at home, you can sign off on one of the requirements he needs to earn his next award. As a result, the awards your scout earns increases their knowledge, skills, self-esteem, and confidence. You can be a part of it by participating in the Cub Scout program with them.
The responsibility of a child’s advancement in Cub Scouting lies with the family and not with the pack. Some advancement requirements are done at den meetings, but most are done at home with the family.
Aims & Methods
Benefits of Cub Scouting
Scouting has partnered with colleges, universities, and foundations to study the impact of the program. You can read more about the benefits of scouting on Scouting.org.
Cub Scouting Advancement Trail
The scouting rank awards are listed below on from the Scouting.org website.