About Cub Scouts
Join Cub Scouts any time! Find a Cub Scout Pack in your area by visiting www.beascout.org.
HAVE FUN WITH OTHER KIDS
Cub Scouts have fun and go places with their family, friends, and neighbors. Cub Scouts earn awards with requirements that develop self-responsibility, confidence, and willingness to help others.
WHAT WILL I DO IN CUB SCOUTS?
Cub Scouts go fishing, build rockets, eat s’mores, and make friends. Plus, there’s the pinnacle of most Cub Scout years – the Pinewood Derby!
Cub Scouts earn recognition while doing fun activities with their family, using a handbook as their guide.
Get to know your child's friends and their families as part of a den made up of similar age boys, girls or a Co-Ed Den.
HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?
Cub Scout dens (grade specific) meet either weekly or every other week.
Cub Scout Packs (all dens together) meet once a month to showcase activities and receive awards, sometimes joined by special guests like magicians, zookeepers, or fireman.
Cub Scouts get awesome opportunities at camp and field trips:
- Trips to TV/weather stations
- Tours of police/fire stations
- Visits to animal shelters
- Field trips to art galleries, museums and more!
- Camping and hiking trips
- Pinewood derbies and rocket launches
WHO CAN JOIN?
Boys & Girls ages 5-10 or in elementary school grade K-5 can join Cub Scouts.
WHAT’S THE COST?
The membership fee to join Cub Scouts is $160 per year + $25 one time new scout fee and $120 per year for adults.
Other costs for uniforms, activities, camp, etc. are not included in the membership fee. Fundraising programs are available to help keep costs low.
HOW DOES CUB SCOUTS INCLUDE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS?
Cub Scouting engages the family. Working together, you will complete and sign off on the requirements found in their handbook – from doing a magic trick to creating a fire-escape plan for the family home.
Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Scout pack is sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved as a pack leader or volunteer. Parents and the community organization select pack leaders.
Scout leaders have the opportunity to work with boys/girls and their families, improving the community through fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults Scouts grow into.
Many tools, resources, and trainings are available to assist volunteers in becoming effective leaders and enjoy their experience.
CUB SCOUT LEVELS
LION (Kindergarten): Lion Info Sheet
The Lion badge is earned after completing 6 required adventures. Each adventure takes about two meetings to complete. Lions meet twice a month, once for a den meeting and the second meeting for a den outing or a pack meeting. The youth will be recognized for completing an adventure by being awarded a sticker. After completing the requirements for the Lion badge, youth will be presented with a badge to be worn on their uniform.
TIGER (1st grade): Tiger Info Sheet
The Tiger badge is earned after completing six required adventures, and one Tiger elective adventure, which includes a family-based “Duty to God” adventure. It takes about three den meetings to earn each adventure. Immediate recognition is earned after each completed adventure (belt loop). With a parent or guardian, all Tigers complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.
WOLF (2nd grade): Wolf Info Sheet
The Wolf badge is earned after completing six required adventures, and one Wolf elective adventure, which includes a family-based “Duty to God” adventure. It takes about three den meetings to earn each adventure (belt loop). With a parent or guardian, all Wolves complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.
BEAR (3rd grade): Bear Info Sheet
The Bear Badge is rank is for boys/girls who have completed second grade (or are age 9). There are 24 Bear achievements in four categories. The Cub Scout must complete 12 of these to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank. After they have earned their rank, a boy or Girl may continue earning awards in the form of arrow points. For every 10 arrow point activities they complete, you earns an arrow point to display under your rank badge.
Webelos (4th grade): Webelos Info Sheet
The Webelos rank is for boys/girls who have completed third grade (or are age 10). You may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as you join a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Scouts BSA troop. As you complete the requirements found in the Webelos Scout Book, you will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Scouts BSA requirements-all leading to the Arrow of Light Award.
Arrow of Light (5th grade): AOL Info Sheet
The Arrow of Light is the highest rank that Cub Scouts offers. It is one of only a very select few Cub Scout awards that can transfer to a Scouts BSA uniform (the others being knot awards like the religious knot) and even be desplayed on an adult leader uniform in knot form. A Cub Scout begins working on this award in the Webelos den. The Arrow of Light may be earned in conjunction with earning the Webelos badge depending upon how much time he has in the Webelos den.