Welcome to Cub Scouting! Come join Pack 177 at St. Mark!
What is Scouting?
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), whose overall mission is to help boys in the first through fifth grades (or ages 7 through 10) build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness.
Cub Scouting is for All Boys.
Cub Scouting is for boys of all sizes, shapes, colors and backgrounds.
Cub Scouting is for Families.
The family is the most important influence on boys’ development.
Cub Scouting is Fun.
Boys join Cub Scouting because they want to have fun, but they instinctively understand that fun means more than just having a good time. It also means getting satisfaction from meeting challenges, having friends and feeling they are important to other people.
Cub Scouting has Ideals.
In an age when values sometimes seem passe, Cub Scouting maintains its ideals of character development, citizenship training and personal fitness. 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 and more.
Purpose of Cub Scouting
Parents, leaders, and organizations work together
to achieve the Purpose of Cub Scouting:
Sportsmanship and Fitness
Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts
Who Can Join a Den?
Tigers is for boys who are in the first grade and/or 7 years of age and their adult partners. The basic elements of Tiger Cubs is the Tiger Cub/Adult Partner team. The adult may be a parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or even a neighbor, provided that he or side is at least 18 years old, cares about the boy and is strongly committed to his well-being. The boy and his adult partner
join Tiger Cubs together and do all activities together.
They meet two to three times each month as part of a den of three to ten Tiger Cubs and their adult partners, led by a Tiger Cub Den Leader for a shared leadership experience.
Wolf Cub Scouts are boys who are in the second grade (or 8 years old) and Bear Cub Scouts are in the third grade (or 9 years old). The programs have similar structures but focus on different age-appropriate activities. In each case, parents and other adult partners continue to support the boy.
Webelos are boys who have competed the third grade (or 10 years old). While part of the Cub Scout program, Webelos Scouts are different from Wolf and Bear Scouts. The program lasts for two years, includes more camping activities and focuses on preparing the boys to become Boy Scouts. Instead of being built around achievements, the advancement plan is based on a series of 20 Webelos Scout activity badges.
Regardless of age level, a den usually consists of six to eight boys. In many packs, there will be one or more dens for each grade level.
Feast in the Forest
Peabody Museum Sleep over
Blue & Gold Dinner
Memorial Day Parade
Scouting for food
Arts and Crafts
Camp outs/sleep overs
These are just some of our activities that take place in a scouting year.