Scouting 101

New to Scouting?  Thinking about Scouting?  

We developed this section to answer some common questions...
What is scouts about?
Will scouts help my child grow?
Why should I sign my child up?
How is Boy Scouts organized?
What can I expect from scouts?
What is expected of me?

Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, Kindergarten through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.

As You Browse This Section, Look For the Videos...  
We included videos to give you a feel for what scouting has meant to others and how it touched them and their family...  

Did You Know ... ?


Scouts account for:


26% of the first 29 Astronauts

72% of Rhodes Scholars

85% of FBI Agents

70% of Naval Academy Graduates

64% of Air Force Academy Graduates


For Every 100 Scouts: 

  • 2 will become Eagle Scouts.
  • 17 will become future Scout Volunteers.
  • 18 will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life.
  • 3 will enter a vocation learned through the merit badge system.
  • 1 will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person.
  • 1 will use his Scouting skills to save the his own life.

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