Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first throughfifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is justthe place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow andarrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent asecret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? Hiked? Earnrewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens
As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den hasabout six to eight youth. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in thesame grade and may even go to the same school. Our implementation of the Family Scouting Program places boys into "Boy Dens" and girls into "Girl Dens," with all Dens managed together under the umbrella of the Pack.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other groupof people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure yourpack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things todo. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part ofScouting around the world.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Have you been to the local police station and talked to the policemenon duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver's seat ofthe pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the newsanchor's chair? These are some of the places you might go with your denor pack.
You might also build a pinewood derby car and race it on the track,build a sailboat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta, orbuild a spaceship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, youwill be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Sometimesit is a smile on your parents' faces to see you grow and learn.