Cub Scouts 101

What Is Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is fun! no matter what grade you are in, 1st through 5th, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a bird house? Played games like Ultimate? Hike? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

Being Part of a Pack

As a Cub Scout you are part of Pack 1800. The Pack is divided into smaller groups called Dens. Each Den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in your Den are usually in the same grade and may even go to the same school.

Pack 1800 has been chartered by Christ United Methodist Church right here in Sugar Land. They makes sure our Pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The church gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places

Have you been to the local police station and talked to the police men on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the drivers seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchors chair? These are some of the places you might go with your Den or Pack. As a member of Pack 1800, you will also build a Pinewood Derby car and race it on our track, build a sail boat or trimaran and race it in our Raingutter Regatta, or go camping and spend the night in a tent with your family at our Fall and Spring Family Campouts.

Uniforms, Advancement, Awards, and Recognitions

Did you know that you can earn more than 65 awards as a Cub Scout? Whether it’s a rank advancement, Sports or Academics belt loop and pin, or one of the many other individual awards, there is plenty for you to set your sights on. Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Some times it is a smile on your parents face to see you grow and learn.

The purposes and mission of Cub Scouts

  • Character development
  • Spiritual growth
  • Good citizenship
  • Sportsmanship and fitness
  • Family understanding
  • Respectful relationships
  • Personal achievement
  • Friendly service
  • Fun and adventure
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts

More on Cub Scouts from BSA National Council

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