Through the Cub Scouting program our Scouts engage in activities that help develop character, leadership skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
The core of the Cub Scouting program is the Scout Law and the Scout Oath. During our meetings and events we work to emphasize these two cornerstones of Scouting in fun and informative ways.
The Scout Oath...
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law...
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Click here for some additional detail behind the meaning of the Scout Oath and Law.
One of the purposes of Cub Scouting is to prepare for Boy Scouts. In Boy Scouts all meetings are led by the boys, not the adult leaders. In Cub Scouting we introduce the Scouts to leadership opportunities that help build self confidence and independence.
Here are some of the ways in which we nurture leadership skills...
- Scouts have opportunities to present to their fellow Scouts things they have learned or experienced.
- Scouts work together in groups to perform tasks or learn and teach games on their own. This fosters interpersonal and problem solving skills.
- Scouts periodically perform skits, jokes, songs or magic tricks to the group. They help decide what parts they want to perform. Scouts start to become more confident speakers. The activities also instill camaraderie within the Dens and the Pack.
- Scouts help to sell popcorn each year. In the process they explain to prospective customers how popcorn sales help the Pack. This experience helps build self confidence when customers make a purchase or donation. It even helps Scouts experience and better deal with rejection if prospective customers say "No Thanks".
Knowledge of the World
Cub Scouts do a lot cool stuff! There are a wide variety of events and activities that introduce subjects that can inspire a lifetime of curiosity.
Here is small sampling of the types of activities and skills Scouts in Pack 99 have the opportunity to take part in...
- Camping themed activities such as tent building and campfire safety.
- STEM related activities at Pack and Den meetings.
- Visits to nature centers to learn about plants, animals, ecology, geology and the environment.
- Visits to police departments, fire departments, radio stations, historical sites, and museums.
- A variety of outdoor skills such as
- How to read a map
- How to be prepared when hiking
- What to do if you get lost in the outdoors
- How to catch fish
- How to safely use a bow and arrow or BB gun
- How to climb rock walls
- How to use a rowboat or canoe