Cub Scouting is the program for first through fifth graders offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It’s part of a continuous program for young people up through age 21 to instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law and teach citizenship, leadership, character, mental and physical fitness in a fun environment that emphasizes the outdoors.
Cub Scouts belong to a pack, which is chartered by a community organization and usually operates around a neighborhood, school or church. The pack is subdivided into dens, which consist of roughly 6 to 10 boys of the same grade or age. The dens are Tiger Cubs, for first graders; Wolves, for second graders; Bears, third graders; and Webelos, fourth and fifth graders. The pack meets once a month, where all the Cub Scouts and their families come together for an evening of fun, activities, honors and fellowship. Dens usually meet separately during each week that the pack doesn’t meet, and take part in fun and exciting activities leading toward earning their rank, going on field trips, and have a good time with their friends.
A pack is led by many volunteer adult leaders who are usually parents of the Cub Scouts. The top leader responsible for the Scouting program in a pack is the Cubmaster. The Cubmaster is helped by one or more assistant Cubmasters. Besides the Cubmaster, den leaders, helped by assistant den leaders, are in charge of each den, schedule meetings and activities, and coordinate other parent volunteers. A committee of parents, led by the committee chair, runs the administrative side of the Pack. All positions may be held by either men or women who are at least 21 years of age. There is always room for each parent to volunteer. Registration with the Boy Scouts of America is highly recommended, and training is available for all positions. Most of all, it’s fun! You’ll meet and work alongside other parents who want the same thing for our boys and be able to spend time with your son in a positive activity where each boy can truly do his best!