Why would a boy or girl like to join cub scouts? Why would parents want them to?
- Cub Scouts Are Fun! Cub Scout activities are designed to do things they like to do, learn new things, discover and practice new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.
- Cub Scouts have Ideals. Spiritual growth, Citizenship and Personal Fitness are all deeply engrained into the scouting program.
- Cub Scouting Strengthens Families. Cub Scouting provides opportunities for family members to work and play together, to have fun together, and to get to know each other a little better.
- Cub Scouting Helps Boys Develop Interests and Skills. Cub Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and they learn to use tools and to follow directions while they learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.
- Cub Scouting Provides Adventure. Cub Scouting helps fulfill a boy’s desire for adventure and allows him to use his vivid imagination while taking part in skits, games, field trips, service projects, outdoor activities, and more.
- Cub Scouting Has an Advancement Plan. Cub Scouts recognizes a boy’s efforts and achievements. It provides fun for the boys, teaches them to do their best, and helps strengthen understanding as family members work with boys on advancement requirements. Badges are awarded to recognize advancement, and boys like to receive and wear these badges. The real benefit comes from the worthwhile things the boy learns while he is earning the badges, as his self-confidence and self-esteem grow.
- Cub Scouting Creates Fellowship. Cub Scouts belong to a small group called a den where they take part in interesting and meaningful activities with their friends.
- Cub Scouting Promotes Diversity. Cub Scouts learn to interact in groups that may include boys of various ethnicities, income levels, religions, and physical abilities. Having fun together and working as a group toward common goals, Cub Scouts learn to get along and work side by side with other boys of different races, classes, religions, cultures, etc.
- Cub Scouting encourages a Scout to explore their Duty to God and Country. A Cub Scout learns his duty to God, country, others, and self. Scouting does not prescribe any specific religious beliefs or faith. The Cub Scout program provides opportunities for the Scout to explore the meaning of their faith with guidance from parents or the Scouts’ religious advisers.
- Cub Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program. Activities occur all year long. Seasonal hikes, summer camps, school year pack and den meetings, the pinewood derby, and the blue & gold banquet just to name a few.
- Cub Scouting Is a Positive Place. Scouting provides a positive peer group. Carefully selected leaders provide good role models and a group setting where values are taught and help to reinforce positive qualities of character.
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