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Cub Scout Pack 238
(Geneva, Illinois)
 
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What is Cub Scouting?


Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young children and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.  Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide children through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys & girls also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.  Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, youth learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?

Lion cubs (entering Kindergarten or age 6) Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Wolf Cubs (entering second grade or age 8) Bear Cubs (entering third grade or age 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10). 

What does Cub Scouting offer my child?

Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide children through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, kids also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?

The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Children who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities through Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform. 

What are the responsibilities of a parent?

  • Proide help and support for the den and pack.
  • Work with your child on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meetings with your child(ren) and present advancement awards to him/her at the pack meeting.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your child.

 

Do Cub Scouts go camping?

Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.threefirescouncil.org/camping/cub-camping-guidelines.


What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
 

Pack 238 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:

  • Fall Campout
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Space Derby
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Memorial Day Observance
  • Summer Family Camp
  • Community Service Activities
  • and more!

 

Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?

Norris Scout Shop
415 North Second St. (Rt. 31)
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 797-4614

Deicke Scout Shop
155 W. Roosevelt Rd (Rt. 38)
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-3192


How often are the meetings?

Cub Scouts meet in their Dens 1-2 times per month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month.  The Pack may conduct a special event such as a pinewood derby, campout, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.

How can I learn more?

The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact Cubmaster" (above) and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.