What is Cub Scouting?

With a history dating back to 1908, the Scouting movement exists for boys and girls to enjoy a huge range of activities while reaching their full potential as young members of today’s society. From selling popcorn to racing Pinewood Derby cars, and from campfires to community clean-ups, the Cub Scouts lead the way in character development and fun for all children K – 5th Grade.

Pack 88 is a fully active part of this movement! As a member, your child can experience:

  • Den meetings with peers his and her own age
  • Hiking and learning about the great riches and heritage of our outdoors
  • Monthly Pack meetings
  • Two camp outs a year
  • Police-checked leaders dedicated and trained for all Cub Scouts’ development, care and protection

The Cub Scout Program

In Cub Scouting, you and your family join in on the program with your child, and you will help them along the way. Cub Scouts have a different handbook at each grade level, with adventures that are age-appropriate for their developmental level. As your child advances through these books by working on adventures, they will earn badges and other recognition that they wear on their uniform. As your child grows in Cub Scouting, your role will change with them, from hands-on involvement to guiding and coaching. Your child’s success in Cub Scouting depends on you!

The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels. Your child will be a part of a den, a small group of Cub Scouts in the same grade level and who are of the same gender. A den typically meets twice a month, although some may meet more often. All dens, from kindergarten through fifth grade, make up a pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, come together at the pack meeting and Cub Scouts are recognized for the adventures and badges they have earned.

For parents new to Scouting:

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