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Cub Scouting is for the Whole Family!

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys 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, Scouts learn citizenship, compassion, and courage in preparation for their progression into the Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts) program. 

Cub Scouts have the opportunity to attend summer camp, summer day camp and  take part in a number of great activities including; Pinewood Derbies and the Thunderbird Games held annually in October which draws over two thousand cubs and their families.

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Cub Scout Program

For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building their own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he/she in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it's time for to have some fun … in Cub Scouts.

Who are Cub Scouts?  

Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.

Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens

As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack.

The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys or girls. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.

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.

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places

Have you been to the local police station and talked to the policemen on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver's seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchor's chair? These are some of the places you might go with your den or pack.

You might also build a pinewood derby car and race it on the track, build a sailboat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta, or build a spaceship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby.

Cub Scouts Earn Awards

Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents' faces to see you grow and learn.

Westchester-Putnam Council has many events and activities during the year that are fun and exciting for a Cub Scout AND his whole family! Cub Scouts is one of the few programs that families can experience fun, learning and growing together!







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