Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills and values that will help them throughout their lives. From the excitement of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. It is designed for boys in the first through fifth grades, with programs tailored to match each age in a boy's life.
The Cub Scouting program supports the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to help boys build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness. Cub Scout activities are designed to fulfill ten specific purposes related to this mission:
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
Cub Scouting involves the whole family as parents pitch in to help plan and deliver a varied program of positive, fun activities. From volunteering with the pack to leading activities at home, parents can take full advantage of the extra time they’ll have participating in their Cub Scout's life.
Scouting believes that character development should extend into every aspect of a boy's life, and Cub Scout leaders strive to use Cub Scouting's 12 core values in all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings.
Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values
Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
Compassion: Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal
Courage: Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
Faith: Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
Honesty: Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
Perseverance: Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
Resourcefulness: Using human and other resources to their fullest.
Respect: Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.