Cub Scouts of America
Cub Scouting is a family and neighborhood- centered program for boys in the first through the fifth grades (or who are 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old). Cub Scouts meet weekly in small groups called dens under the leadership of an adult den leader. All of the dens, along with their family members, come together once a month for the pack meeting.
Tiger Cub - first grade or 6-7 years old.
Cub Scout - second and third grade, or 8 and 9 years old.
Webelos Scout - fourth and fifth grade, or 10 and 11 years old.
A boy may remain in the Cub Scouting program until he is 11 & a half years of age or has completed the fifth grade, whichever comes later.
Cub Scouting and Families
As an adult, you want a boy to grow up to be a person of worth - a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual. Cub Scouting has these outcomes in mind by weaving life-time values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, developing good citizenship, and enhancing personal fitness in youth.
With all the negative influences in today's society, Cub Scouting provides a boy with a positive peer group and a program that is fun and adventurous and helps him to ``do his best" to shape his own future. The methods of Scouting are on the cutting edge of child development.
The responsibility for a boy's advancement in Cub Scouting lies primarily with his family. Some advancement requirements are done at den meetings, but a Cub Scout completes most requirements at home with his family.
The advancement plan involves achievements, which are required to earn the various ranks, and electives, which are optional projects for boys to work on.
The advancement plan allows boys to get in the habit of setting short-term goals and then enjoy the self-esteem of being recognized for their achievements at the monthly pack meeting when all boys, parents, and family members are present to see what the boys have been doing.
Cub Scouting creates a climate of cooperative and collaborative relationships between adults and children to get to know one another. It provides opportunities for children to acquire the capacity for accomplishment. The program affirms to the child that the world really is an interesting place.
Cub Scouting is fun! But is fun with a purpose. Woven through all the fun is an inspired program that really works.
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