Why Join Cub Scouting?
Your time is valuable. More than ever, today’s families struggle to find time to spend together. Cub Scouting helps to support your family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your child to do things together.
Your child needs to belong to a group of boys his own age. Through this sense of belonging, he builds his self-esteem and learns to get along with others. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. The Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America has been weaving these lifetime values into fun and educational activities since 1919.
“Do Your Best.” – Cub Scout Motto
In a society where your child is taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches him to “do his best” and to be helpful to others.
Scouting teaches family values and works to strengthen your relationship with your child. Scouting activities can bring added value to the time you already have with your child.
But we know that boys do not join Cub Scouting just to get their character built. Boys join because it is fun.
Scouting is fun with a purpose!
How Does Cub Scouting Work?
One unique thing about Cub Scouting is that you, as his family, join in on the program with your son, and you will help him along the way. The family is the basis of Cub Scouting. It exists to support your family and help enrich your family time together. Boys have a different handbook at each grade level, with suggested activities that are age-appropriate for their developmental level. As your boy advances through these books by working on activities with you, he will earn badges and other recognition that he can wear on his uniform. Your son’s success in Cub Scouting depends on you!
The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels. Your son will be a part of a den, a small group of boys in the same grade level who usually meet weekly. All dens, from grades 1 through 5, make up a pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, are together at the pack meeting, where boys show off the new skills they have learned during the month and are recognized for the badges they have earned. All boys, when they join, earn the Bobcat badge first. Your den leader will show you how.
To find a Cub Scout Pack in your area, click here and enter your zip code. You can also contact the Three Rivers Council office at (409) 842-5240 for more information.