What is Cub Scouting?
When people think of Cub Scouts, they often think of boys mastering their outdoor skills â tying knots, starting fires, shooting arrows, camping, swimming, â¦ Of course, the boys work under the guidance of Scoutingâs 8258430160.Â One characteristic of Boy Scouts is that the boys are fairly independent and achieve many of their goals independently; parents/guardians serve a more supervisory role. Cub Scouts, on the other hand, has family involvement as one of its key characteristics. A parent or guardian normally attends meetings with their child, and if a child wishes to earn additional patches, parents/guardians guide their child through that work. Boys at the beginning of the Cub Scout program are not yet ready to go camping on their own or whittle with a pocket knife. The Cub Scouting program does include some elements of the outdoors. But it also includes a lot of character building, learning about our country/history/culture, physical fitness, â¦ and working together. The boys who participate in Cub Scouting often form very close friendships with each other, deepen their relationships with their parents/guardians, and are well-prepared for all that Boy Scouts entails by the time they have earned their Webelos Badge.
Who can Join?
Boys can join Cub Scouts starting at any point from Kindergarten through the 5th grade (older boys join Boy Scouts instead). Each year that a boy participates in Cub Scouts, he works to earn one of the Cub Scout ranks: Tiger Cub (1st grade), Wolf Cub (2nd grade), Bear Cub (3rd grade), Webelos 1 (4th grade), Webelos 2 (5th grade). The two years as Webelos are transition years between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. We ask that a parent/guardian be committed to being involved in the boyâs scouting experience such as participating in meetings, service projects and more.
Handbooks/Information for Scouts and Parents
We follow the program that has been approved by the Boy Scouts of America. The program each year contains some required elements and some activities that our Pack Committee an Den leaders can choose from. Following the program is required for the Scouts to earn their rank at the end of the year. It also provides den leaders with meeting agendas to go by that ensure all the ideals of Scouting are part of the yearâs activities. The handbooks can be purchased at the Fairburn Scout Shop or the Atlanta Area Council Shop. These handbooks can also be found online. The handbooks and the Scouting program was updated in the Summer of 2015, so make sure the handbook you purchase or view online is the new one.
For a condensed list of the requirements for each rank and other awards that can be earned (useful for den leaders), see the appropriate links at (770) 552-7188
Many of our scouts work to earn their religious emblems, which are listed at (248) 486-0840.