About Cub Scouts

Getting Started

Cub Scouting is about doing, learning, making friends, and enjoying activities as a family and a unit. 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. 

Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging. 

Why Join?

To have fun, make new friends, and develop exciting and important new skills.

What do we do?

We provide a safe, positive, and progresive environment in which scouts work on:To have fun, make new friends, and develop exciting and important new skills.We provide a safe, positive, and progresive environment in which scouts work on:

  • Personal achievements 
  • Character development
  • Sportsmanship and fitness
  • Good habits and attitudes
  • Citizenship
  • Respectful relationships
  • Spiritual growth
  • Community involvement
  • Family activities
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts

    How Is It Organized?

    In Cub Scouts, the Pack is the "parent" organization, and is run by the Pack Leadership Committee. Each Pack is made up of multiple "dens" which are smaller units that align with the rank and school year of the Cub Scouts. There are dens for Tiger Scouts (1st graders),Wolves (2nd Graders), Bears (3rd Graders), Webelos I's (4th Graders) and Arrow of Lights (5th Graders). After 5th Grade, Scouts who continue on their Scouting journey advance to Boy Scouts. 

    Each Den usually meets twice a month for one hour to work on rank advancment and awards.  All the Dens meet as a Pack once a month for 2 hours at Dunsmore Auditorium.  In between, we usually have at least one fun outing per month!

    How Much Does It Cost?

    Cost depends on how active you and your Scout are.  Dues usually average about $60 per year.  Plus, the Scout is responsible for fundraising an additional $40 through mistletoe sales in December.

    Scouts have the opportunity to lower their overall cost through fundraising, and in the process learn the value of hard work, rewards, and the value of their effort. What you gain from Scouting far outweighs the cost!

    A Scout uniform is required, and can be purchased through our local Council.  Our "Pack Closet" has a limited number of hand-me-down items you may be able to obtain. Talk to Pack Closet Leader Christina Chang for more information.

    Financial assistance is available. 

    What Types of Activities Do We Do?

    Scouting activities are diverse, age-appropriate, and always an opportunity to learn something, gain new skills, and have a good time as a family. Here's just a short list of the types of things we do:

    • Camping and hiking
    • Pinewood Derby Races and other "Rain Gutter Regatta" Race
    • Earn Academic and Sport pins and belt loops
    • "Scouting for food" which helps local food banks
    • Holiday events, such as caroling  
    • Charity and volunteer work
    • Field trips - like rock climbing, roller skating, bowling and more!
    • Fundraising - sell popcorn, mistletoe and more to help offset the cost!
    • Perform Skits, learn songs
    • Make friend, learn new skills, and just have fun!

    How Big is the Commitment?

    One of the best things about scouting is that you get what you put into it.  If you choose to participate in every activity and complete all possible achievements your scout will receive lots of awards and have many great experiences.  If you are busy with sports and school in addition to scouting then you can simply attend Den Meetings (1-2 times a month) and Pack Meetings (once a month).  

    Scouts will spend each year achieving their rank through a variety of requirements that can be found here:

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    Scouts can also complete optional requirements to earn Belt Loops and Pins.  There are both Academic and Sports options so your scout can choose activities that interest him and also things that will help broaden his horizons.
    In addition, there are lots of fun patches for going camping, racing in the Pinewood Derby and selling Popcorn.  We hope that you will become a scout, learn new things and have lots of fun.  

    Reach Greater heights with Scouting!