Simply put, Cub Scouts is the junior arm of Scouts BSA. Kids from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are members, lead by adult volunteers. The goal of the organization is provide kids with valuable life experience, instill an ethical and moral background, and to prepare them for Boy Scouts, which they will bridge to at the… Keep reading!
As a new member of Cub Scouts, you’ll hear a bunch of new phrases thrown around. Pack, Den, District, Council- what are these mysterious organizations? I’ve put together a simple top-down guide to explain this layout, without going too deep in the weeds. Scouts USA Historically known as simply Boy Scouts, this is the national… Keep reading!
There are a bunch of folks who volunteer to lead in Cub Scouts. Two of the basic leaders you’ll interact with on a regular basis are the Cubmaster and Den Leader. Cubmaster The Cubmaster is the public facing side of a small committee that helps run the Pack. They help organize Pack events and act… Keep reading!
Just as there are several branches of Cub Scouts, there are several different uniforms as well. First we’ll cover formal versus informal dress. Class A Versus Class B Class A Uniforms This is your standard, dress scouting uniform. Your kid will wear this to Pack meetings and formal events. Some leaders prefer the Cubs to… Keep reading!
Unlike Scouts BSA, where you advance in rank based solely on achievement, Cub Scouts move through ranks based on their school grade. This isn’t to say they don’t need to accomplish anything to earn a rank, but rather once a rank is earned a kid can’t move to the next rank until the following school… Keep reading!
Instead of earning merit badges, Cub Scouts collect Adventures. They’re effectively the same thing, just dialed down in complexity for younger children. As your kids progress through the ranks, the time and effort required for each Adventure will increase. Cub Scouts and Webelos display their earned Adventures in different ways. Adventure Belt Loops Cubs Scouts… Keep reading!