Pack 802 Quote

As a caring parent you undoubtedly want your son to grow up to be an independent, dependable, and caring individual. Scouting shares those same goals! Since 1930 the Scouting program has been providing guidance to younger boys throughout Cub Scouting. The proven program teaches lifetime values by offering fun and educational activities which are designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical fitness in youth.

Cub Scouting is a year round program designed for scouts in first (6yrs old) through fifth grades (10 yrs old). You, the parent(s), along with leaders and organizations will work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are: Character Development, Spiritual Growth, Good Citizenship, Sportsmanship, Family Understanding, Respectful Relationships, Personal Achievement, Friendly Service, Fun and Adventure, and Preparation for Boy Scouts.

We all know that boys don't join Cub Scouts to accomplish these goals - they join because it is fun! However, one of the most intriguing things about scouting is that the scouts are often having so much fun they seldom if ever realize that there is actually an underlying purpose.

What is unique about the Cub Scouting program is that you as his family, in a sense, join the program with your son helping him achieve goals and to graduate into different ranks. The Cub Scouts have a different handbook at each grade level with suggested activities that are age-appropriate for their particular developmental level. As scouts "advance" through these books by working on activities with you and your family they will earn badges and other recognition which may be worn on their Cub Scout uniform. At the end of the day, your son's success in Cub Scouting depends on you!

The Cub Scout program is further enhanced at two other levels. Your son will be a part of a "Den" - a small group of scouts in the same grade level who meet once or twice a month. All Dens from first grade through fifth grade make up a "Pack." Once a month, all Dens meet together at the Pack meeting. This is a family event which gives scouts an opportunity to show off the new skills they have learned during the month and to be recognized for the badges they have earned.

While our hopes are that you can and will volunteer to help the Pack out in some capacity, we understand that is not always possible. With that in mind we believe that you should at the very least consider the following as essential roles that you should fulfill as a parent of a Scout.

Parents should assist their sons in observing the policies of the Boy Scouts of America and of his Pack's chartered organization.

You should read the Scout's Handbook with your son and help him understand the purpose and methods of scouting presented in the handbook. You should also assist him in completing the achievements outlined in the book.

You should actively follow your son's progress and offer encouragement or a push when needed so that they can achieve their goals in a timely manner.

You should show support to both your son's individual scouting experience and to the Pack by attending Pack meetings with your son. Studies have shown that drop-off kids usually have a higher drop-out rate with regards to Scouting.

You should be willing to assist if and when requested to participate in Pack fund-raisers and other related events. Your assistance will lower the cost of the program and therefore will lower each families scouting expense.

You should always be aware of the Pack program and our annual calendar so that you can schedule your son and your own attendance in meetings and events.

Come join the fun of Cub Scouting as a family... it's fun and scouting together truly is the secret to success. You will make new friends as you work with the parents of your son’s new friends. No job is too difficult when you’re having fun as part of a team of Cub Scout parents, reinforcing each others’ efforts to help our scouts to grow up to be good citizens.

For more information about volunteering please click here.

Your time is valuable. Today's families, more than ever, struggle to find time to spend together. Cub Scouts helps to support your family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your son to do things together.

Your son needs to belong to a group of boys his own age. Through this sense of belonging he builds his self esteem and learns to get along with others. As a parent, you want be assured that the groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness.

In a society where your son is taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouts teaches him to "do his best" and to be helpful to others.

Scouting teaches family values and works to strengthen your relationship with your son. Scouting activities can bring added value to the time you already have with your son.

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