Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part of the original Cub Scout program and continue to be part of Cub Scouting today.
Character development should extend into every aspect of a boy's life. Character development should also extend into every aspect of Cub Scouting. Cub Scout leaders should strive to use Cub Scouting's 12 core values throughout all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings.
The Purposes & Methods of Cub Scouting
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 6 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)
The Cub Scouting program has 10 purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness:
The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
What is the first thing a Cub Scout Learns?
** In Cub Scouts, Akela is a symbol of wisdom, authority, and leadership.
What makes Scouting great?
If you like going on field trips, hiking, doing crafts and just having fun, Cub Scouts is the place for you. We guarantee your child (with you the Parent/Guardian participating) will never be bored in Pack 241. Your child will have opportunities to see things no other kids have the chance of seeing and to do things no other kids can do. Cub Scouting opens doors to a world your child will never forget.
There are 12 Points of the Scout Law
As of June 1st 2015, the Cub Scouts meetings will no longer revolve around the "Core Values". Cub Scouts will now learn the 12 Points of the Scout Law. All Den and Pack meetings will be themed around these points. We will continue to relate the Scout Law with the Core Values. The 12 points of Scout Law and the Core Values help build the growth of your cub scout. We encourage families to know, practice and commit to them in everyday life, not just at scouting events.
12 Points of Scout Law as related to the
Core Values by Month
& Related Theme