The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.
Cub Scouts can earn many other awards and medals too, sometimes by themselves and sometimes as members of their pack. They can earn or help their pack earn Quality Unit awards, religious emblems, the Emergency Preparedness Award, the Outdoor Activity Award, or the World Conservation Award.
When you earn an award in Cub Scouting, you learn new skills. You also get to use your new skills and your new knowledge in projects and demonstrations. You show what you know. People get to see what you’ve learned as a Cub Scout.
Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual blue and gold banquet and derbies such as the pinewood derby. They go on field trips. They go camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures. They take part in community events. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, you’ll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
Derbies – Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You’ll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day.
Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”
Blue and Gold Banquets –
In February, when Scouting celebrates its “birthday,” packs across the country hold blue and gold banquets. In nearly all packs, the banquet is a very special event.
Cub Scout Camping –
Learn to live in the outdoors. Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.
Cub Scouts Belong to a Pack and Den
Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack. A pack is a large group of boys.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has approximately six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are about the same age and live in the same neighborhood.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
The Council Activities Committee holds events for your cub scouts to come and be a part of. The event flyers are on-line. Please check them for the details of the event. We need YOU to be a part of the event too. Where do the station leaders come from? Why you the cub scout parents and leaders, of course. We need your support to have a great program for your cub scouts. Please let us know which event and your area of expertise. There is something for everyone.
Join the Committee and help plan and coordinate the events. Step up to Chair and oversee the event, we are here to help you along the trail.