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/girls their own age. Through this sense of belonging, your scout builds their self-esteem and learns to get along with others. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups that your scout 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.

Boy and Girl Cub Scouts
Cub Scout Badges

In a society where your child is taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches your child to “do their 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 children do not join Cub Scouting just to get their character built. They 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, the family, join in on the program with your child, and you will help them along the way. The family is the basis of Cub Scouting. It exists to support your family and help enrich your family time together. Scouts have a different handbook at each grade level, with suggested activities that are age-appropriate for their developmental level. As your scout advances through these books by working on activities with you, they will earn badges and other recognitions that they can wear on their uniform. Your scout’s success in Cub Scouting depends on you!

The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels. Your child will be a part of a den, a small group of boys/girls in the same grade level who usually meet weekly. All dens, from grades K through 5, make up a pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, are together at the pack meeting, where scouts show off the new skills they have learned during the month and are recognized for the badges they have earned. All scouts, when they join, earn the Bobcat badge first. Your den leader will show you how.