Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a child's life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.
THE CUB SCOUT PROGRAM:
TEACHES LEADERSHIP SKILLS
FOCUSES ON CHARACTER BUILDING
DEVELOPS SOCIAL SKILLS
EMPHASIZES SERVICE & CITIZENSHIP
BRINGS FAMILIES CLOSER TOGETHER
WHY JOIN CUB SCOUTS?
• Your time is valuable and so is your family. Cub Scouting helps to support your family by providing ready-made activities for you and your child to do things together and strengthen your relationship.
• All Scouting activities benefit the growth and development of youngsters. Through a sense of belonging Scouts build self-esteem, and learn to work with others toward shared goals.
• Cub Scouting is structured to encourage students to try new skills and activities. Scouts take on this challenge operating under the motto “Do your best!”
• The Cub Scout program promotes values consistent with development of ethical character, engaged citizenship, and physical, mental, and emotional health.
Find A Pack In Your Borough
Frequently Asked Questions
When and how often do Scouts meet?
Typically units meet weekly during the school year and less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in or near most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits within your family’s schedule.
Can Children With Special Needs get involved with Scouting?
Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a Scout’s parents to ensure a fun and rewarding experience.
How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $33 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process.
How Much Does Scouting Cost?
The fee to join Scouting is $33 annually. In addition, there are one-time uniform costs and activity fees that may be charged by your pack. Contact your local unit leadership for details.
Books—Youth handbooks are the Tiger Handbook, Wolf Handbook, Bear Handbook, and Webelos Handbook.
Pack dues—The amount varies by pack, depending on money-earning projects conducted by the pack to decrease the amount needed to run the pack program.
Uniform—The uniform and its cost vary by program for both youth and adult. Uniforms may also be purchased at your local Scout shop. See www.scoutstuff.org for details and current prices.
CUB SCOUT VIDEOS
GREATER NEW YORK COUNCILS ,
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
350 5th Ave, Suite 7820
New York, New York 10118
P: (212) 242-1100
F: (212) 242-3630