Parents

Your Son, Scouting, and You

Whether a Cub Scout lives with two parents or one, a foster family, or other relatives, his family is an important part of Cub Scouting. Parents and adult family members provide leadership and support for Cub Scouting and help ensure that boys have a good experience in the program.

As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a person of worth, a self-reliant, dependable and caring individual.   Scouting has these same goals in mind for him.   Since 1910, the Boys Scouts of America have been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical fitness in youth.


 Scouting is family values...At the same time Cub Scout Age boys do not join Scouting just to get their character built.   Boys join Cub Scouting because IT IS FUN!

 

Cub Scout Parent Promise

As a parent of a Cub Scout

I will do my best

To help my boy

Live up to the Cub Scout Promise

And obey the Law of the Pack.

 

I will work with my boy

On his achievements and projects.

I will attend the Pack Meetings

And help as needed to make the Pack go.

 

We will continue

To do our best

To help our boys along the achievement trail

And share with them the work

And fun of Cub Scouting.

 

Parent Guidelines

1. Take your son to Den Meetings or arrange for them to get there somehow.

The weekly Den Meetings is where your son will do a lot of learning about and doing requirements. Plus, he gets to do it as part of a group, which is more fun. Help your son pass off requirements at home.


2. Often there are requirements that can only be completed at home, such as cooking breakfast for the family. Every once in a while, look through his book and see what you can do to help. Ask you Den Leader which requirements to work on at home.

 

3. Come to Pack Activities every month, and bring the family.

This is our time to honor your son’s accomplishments as well as the accomplishments of his peers.  Please set aside time for that, he deserves it and he will notice if you aren’t there.

Act as role models, demonstrating proper behaviors, language, etc.

Pay attention, and in response to the "wolf ears" signal, silently return the sign.

 

4. Help out with the program.  

Work with Den and Pack Leaders as requested to ensure all boys in their Den follow the promise and the  Law of the Pack.

Cub Scouting is a program based on parent (or guardian) and son participation. A parent or an adult family member should accompany the Scout on Scout activities, including meetings. Parents will also be asked to participate in Den level activities. 

Parent volunteers are always needed. Registration and training are provided by the Pack for those who are interested in helping. If you'd like to help in any capacity, please contact the Pack Committee Chairman, Cubmaster or your scout's Den Leader. All types of help are needed - driving for trips, assisting in Den Leader absence, etc. Remember that Cub Scout Packs don't exist without volunteer leadership and do your part when asked.