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.