Cub Scouts Pack 777, The Woodlands, Texas

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What is Cub Scouting?

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 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 ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:

Character Development
Spiritual Growth
Good Citizenship
Sportsmanship and Fitness
Family Understanding
Respectful Relationships
Personal Achievement
Friendly Service
Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts

 

Membership

Every Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, and Venturing crew belongs to an organization with interests similar to those of the BSA. This organization, which might be a church, school, community organization, or group of interested citizens, receives a charter from the BSA to use the Scouting program.


Cub Scouting members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a group of eight to ten boys. Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), and Webelos Scouts (fourth- and fifth-graders) meet regularly, usually monthly for the younger scouts and more frequently for the Webelos. Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee. The committee includes parents of boys in the pack and members of the chartered organization.

Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are the boys and their parents, the pack, the chartered organization, and the community. The boy is encouraged to pay his own way by contributing dues annually. Packs also obtain income by working on approved fundraisers.

Volunteer Leadership

Each chartered organization appoints one of its members as a chartered organization representative. This organization, through the pack committee, is responsible for providing leadership, the meeting place, and support materials for pack activities. Thousands of volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Cub Scout program. They serve in a variety of positions, everything from unit leaders to pack committee chairmen, committee members, den leaders, and chartered organization representatives.

Publications

Volunteers are informed of national news and events through Scouting magazine. Boys may subscribe to
Boys' Life magazine. Both are published by the Boy Scouts of America. Also available are a number of youth and leader publications, including the Tiger Cub Handbook, Wolf Handbook, Bear Handbook, Webelos Handbook, Cub Scout Leader Book, Cub Scout Program Helps, and Webelos Leader Guide.


Cub Scouting Ideals

Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.

Colors 

The Cub Scout colors are blue and gold. They have special meaning, which will help boys see beyond the fun of Cub Scouting to its ultimate goals. The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.

 


 


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