Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Can I visit a unit before joining?
Absolutely. Every Cub Scout pack will be happy to show you around and let you see what they are about. You can find a Cub Scout Pack near you by entering your zip code into the search bar on the Find a Unit Near You page. Cub Scout Packs meet as dens of scouts in the same grade. Once a month all of the grade based dens get together for a monthly Cub Scout Pack meeting.
Can I attend with my son or daughter?
What Impact does Scouting have on Children? We have so many other things to do like sports and school activities...
Scouting has a positive impact on children.
A national survey of nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and nearly 400 non-Scouts under age 12 reveals amazing findings of growth and development for children in Cub Scouts versus children who are not scouts.
In the beginning, there were no significant differences in character attributes between the two groups. By the end of the three year study period, those in Cub Scouts were found to be kinder, more helpful, more hopeful, more obedient, more trustworthy and more cheerful.
How often do the scouts meet?
When and where the scouting unit meets is up to the unit. Some units meet weekly, others every other week. There is often a quarterly or monthly activity on the weekend. Once you pick a few units to look at you will see their meeting schedules. The unit leader should have a calendar for the upcoming year they can share with you once you contact them. Remember every unit is a little bit different, if one unit meets at an inconvenient time, there are others nearby that may meet your schedule.