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So What is Cub Scouts all About?
If you are a boy in first grade through fifth grade—or you’re 7 to 10 years old—then Cub Scouting is for you . It’s for your family, too. This is the first and the biggest of the three Scouting programs (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing) from the Boy Scouts of America.
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 about six to eight boys about the same age.
The pack gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouting means "doing."
•Crafts – Paper, Wood, PVC, etc.
•Games – We make our own games
•Sports – Soccer, Basketball, etc.
•Songs – Cub Scout and Campfire hits
•Stories – Skits
Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual Blue and Gold Banquet, field trips, and derbies such as the Pinewood Derby. They go camping and have other outdoor adventures. They take part in community events. Whatever it is that you enjoy, you’ll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
While you’re having fun, you’ll also be earning badges and awards . You’ll work on projects with the adults in your family and you will feel good about the things you accomplish. When you have earned a badge, you and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony.
The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and the Arrow of Light Award.
The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting.
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.
There is a reason for everything boys do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit.
This is why we say that
Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.
KEEPING THE OUTING IN SCOUTING – A GUIDE TO CUB SCOUT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES FOR CUB SCOUTS
CUB SCOUT / ADULT OVERNIGHTER
Cubs and their parents/guardian get to enjoy a weekend full of activities at the Occoneechee Councils Camp Durant. The participants will stay in Council provided tents and eat meals in the new Grand Lodge dining hall. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate activities including archery, learning how to shoot safely with a BB-rifle, swimming, and gaining an appreciation for natural resources. One session is scheduled for summer 2010.
CUB SCOUT AND WEBELOS RESIDENT CAMPS
Cub Scouts and their parent/guardian and Webelos dens and their adult leaders will be hosted at Camp Durant in a four day camping experience. Camp Durant is located approximately 30 minutes west of Carthage, NC. Two adult leaders for every six Webelos Scouts must accompany each Pack. Each summer the trained camp staff conducts theme based outdoor activities including shooting sports, swimming, boating, crafts, and Scoutcraft skills. Each year the council provides adventures with different themes, such as Space, Knights, and Pirates. Webelos also complete several Webelos activity pins as part of their activities. The participants will stay in Council provided tents and eat meals in the new Grand Lodge dining hall. One session is held at the end of the summer. Look for more information on the Occoneechee website and sign up early.
DISTRICT CUB SCOUT DAY CAMPS
Day camp is an accredited, organized, multiple-day, theme-oriented program for Tiger Cubs and their adult partners, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. Day camp is conducted in each district by the district under trained leadership at an approved site during daylight or early evening hours. Day camps do not include any overnight activities. The day camp program is age-appropriate and theme-based. Scout participants are supervised by den and pack leaders.
DISTRICT/COUNCIL CUB CAMPOREES
Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack. They are typically held once during the year. The local Council/District provides all the elements of the outdoor experience, such as staffing, food service, and program. Families typically bring their own tents and camp as a pack. Cub Camporees are conducted by trained leaders on sites approved by the local council. In all cases, the youth member must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
WEBELOS OVERNIGHT CAMPOUTS
Webelos Scout overnight campouts introduce the boy and his parent or guardian to the basics of the Boy Scout camping program. In all cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of a parent or guardian and each Scout is responsible to a specific adult.
Webelos dens are encouraged to have several overnight campouts each year. These campouts are parent-son events, under the direction of the Webelos den leader. At the den overnight campout, the Webelos den leader may be assisted by the assistant Webelos den leader and the Webelos den chief. .
Webelos dens are also encouraged to participate in joint overnight campouts with a Boy Scout troop.
Pack overnighters are pack-organized overnight events involving more than one family from a single pack focused on age-appropriate Cub Scout activities and conducted at council-approved sites.
Permits for campouts are issued locally.