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Q: What are the age requirements to join Cub Scouts?

Tigers (Kindergarten or age 6), Cub Scouts (2nd-3rd grade or age 8-9), Webelos Scouts (4th-5th grade or age 10).

Q: What does Cub Scouting offer my son?

Cub Scouting uses specific methods to achieve Scouting’s aims of helping children build character, train in the responsibilities of citizenship and develop personal fitness.

Q: How does Cub Scouting develop character and values?

Character is part of everything a Cub Scouts does. Character development lessons can be found in every aspect of the Cub Scout experience. In an effort to make character development an integral part of Cub Scouting, the 12 core values are integrated throughout the boys’ handbook and advancement program.

The Core values are:

  • Citizenship
  • Compassion
  • Cooperation
  • Courage
  • Faith
  • Health and Fitness
  • Honesty
  • Perserverence
  • Positive Attitude
  • Resourcefulness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Q: What are the responsibilities of a parent?

  • Provide help and support for the den and pack.
  • Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meeting with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout family campouts with your child.

Q: Do Cub Scouts go camping?

Yes, but they ease into it, beginning with what we call “soft camping.” They may go camping with a parent, or even their entire family.

Q: How much is it going to cost?

The national registration fee to join Cub Scouts is $36 per year. Boy’s Life magazine, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, is $12 per year. Other costs include uniform and handbook. Youth members participate in fund-raising projects and pay dues to cover the cost of the events, activities and equipment. The Cub Scout pack may provide assistance to families or operate a uniform exchange program.

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