means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are
used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of
the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities,
the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, and the Cub Scout
sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good
citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
When you join the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting is like an
extension of your family: It follows your values, it sees to
the overall care and well-being of your child, and it's
always there for you. It's not an either/or choice you have to make
for your child. It works with you to let you manage your
time and other activities and will always be there when you return.
Maturity: Youth experience dramatic physical and
emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel
much of that change into productive endeavors. Through
service projects and Good Turns, Scouts can discover their place
in the community. Many Scouting activities allow youth to
associate with others from different backgrounds. The religious
emblems program offers pathways for Scouts to more deeply
understand their duty to God. The unit provides each Scout with
an opportunity to explore, to try out new ideas, and to
embark on adventures that sometimes have no design other than to
have a good time with good people.
Flexibility: The Scouting programs are flexible and
accommodate the need to balance the work and life requirements
of a busy family. It's easy to plan for meetings and
activities, and if something unexpected comes up, just let your leader
know - it's expected in the lives we live today.
Adaptability: Your child can work on achievements at
his or her own pace. For example, if your child is in a spring
soccer league and has to miss several meetings and
activities, he or she still can complete and sign off on Scout
to work toward the next level.
Transferability: The skills and values your child
learns through Scouting can be applied in any non-Scouting activity
he or she participates in. As your child builds character,
this can be an especially valuable defense to the peer pressure all
youth experience when growing up.