As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a person of worth, who is a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual. As your son moves from Tiger Cubs to Cub Scouting, you will find that Scouting has these same goals in mind for him. Since 1910, Cub Scouting has been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, developing good citizenship, enhancing physical fitness, and building self-esteem and ethical values in youth.
Imagine a program that can help your son learn, grown, and mature while he is having fun. There are activities in which you and he can participate together with the rest of the family and get to know each other even better. This is exactly what Scouting is. Every activity gives you and your son the chance to discover and share together.
What does your son learn in Scouting? Well, it is a lot more than crafts, games, and outdoor skills. All of the Cub Scout programs in which you and your son will participate are carefully designed to teach your son something he will use throughout his life. Every activity is specially designed for your son’s age, development, and personal needs. Here are just a few of the things your son will gain through Cub Scouting:
- A feeling of belonging to a positive and fun group of boys and caring adults.
- New social skills that will help him get along with others.
- Develop new mental skills from reading and writing, to planning and organizing.
- A greater understanding of other people and the world around him.
- A system of values that will help him grow and make good decisions.
- A concern and caring for people, and even opportunities to help others.
- Self-confidence and stronger self-esteem.
In a society where your son is often taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches him to “do his best” and be helpful to others as expressed in the Cub Scout Promise. These values help your son make good decisions throughout his lifetime and give him confidence as he becomes an adult leader of tomorrow. With all the negative influences in today’s society, Scouting provides your son with a positive peer group and a program that is fun and adventurous and helps him to “be prepared” to shape his own future. And the best thing about it all is that you do, learn, and experience the program along with your son, making it all the more special and valuable through your involvement in Scouting with him!
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA’s three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)
The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
Scouting is Family Oriented:
- Activities are intended for the whole family.
- You work with your son on his various award requirements.
- Many skills he will learn are family oriented.
The Cub Scout Den:
- Your boy is a member of a Cub Scout den.
- The den usually meets 2-3 times per month. In Tiger Cubs a parent must also attend each den meeting
- The den is led by a den leader (usually a parent).
- The den leader is usually assisted by an assistant den leader
- Den meetings have games, crafts, songs, ceremonies, and lots of fun.
The Cub Scout Pack:
- The dens come together to create the Cub Scout Pack. We are Pack 284.
- Our pack has monthly activities where all the Den and families participate
- The Pack meeting is led by the Cubmaster.
District and Council Connections:
- The Pack belongs to a Boy Scout Council. We belong to Cradle of Liberty Council.
- Our Council’s web site is http://www.colbsa.org/
- The Council is also divided into districts. We belong to the Constellation District.
- Our District’s web site is Click here
The Pack Committee:
- The Pack is run by the Pack Committee of volunteer parents.
- The Pack Committee is made up of den leaders and assistants, Webelos leaders and assistants, the Cubmaster and assistants and parents
- The Committee plans pack meetings and activities
- The Committee selects leaders, performs record keeping, manages the pack, orders badges, maintains pack equipment, helps train leaders, and provides scout recognition
The Chartering Organization:
- The pack is owned by a chartered organization.
- Chartered organizations include schools, parent associations, religious organizations, service clubs, and other groups interested in youth.
- Our Pack is chartered by Wayne Presbyterian Church in Wayne , PA