Cub Scouts is adventure, family, fun, character, community, self-control and so much more.
Being a Cub Scout puts a boy on a path to being a good citizen and his best self. Working through a series of fun, active “Adventures” that promote character, citizenship and outdoor skills, boys learn valuable skills while learning what it means to live by the Cub Scout motto:
Do your best!
Cub Scouts are separated by grade level into “dens” and led by two parent den leaders. Dens meet every other week throughout the school year, either in the school cafeteria or out in the community. Through the first three years, parents attend and participate in the program with their boys. In grades four and five, many parents continue to attend and participate in meetings, although it is no longer required.
There are Pack-wide activities, too. These include a model rocket launch in the fall, the Pinewood Derby, the “Blue and Gold” banquet, making maple syrup, marching in the Memorial Day Parade and the spring family campout among other things.
Den meetings are structured around a series of Adventures for which the boys steadily earn awards and recognition. Throughout his Cub Scouting career a boy will progressively develop skills in camping and hiking, physical fitness, nutrition, first aid, citizenship, responsibility and family fun.
A successful den is a group of parents, boys and siblings that’s evolved over time into a challenging and supportive community that emphasizes the 12 Scout values; i.e. a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave clean and reverent.
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About Lancaster Pack 9 covers what every parent should know about participating with their son in the Pack 9 program including attendance, expectations of parents, sibling attendance, where to buy uniforms and more.