What is it like to be a Cub Scout in NYC?

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

  • BUILDS CONFIDENCE

  • DEVELOPS SOCIAL SKILLS

  • EMPHASIZES SERVICE & CITIZENSHIP

  • BRINGS FAMILIES CLOSER TOGETHER 

 

WHY JOIN CUB SCOUTS?

• Your time with your family is precious- Scouting helps you to make the most of it. Cub Scouting provides opportunities for children and parents to join together in activities and adventures.
• All Scouting activities benefit the growth and development of children. Through a sense of belonging Scouts build self-esteem, and learn to work with others toward shared goals.
• Cub Scouting is structured to encourage kids to try new activities and build skills. Scouts take on this challenge operating under the motto “Do your best!”
• The Cub Scout program promotes values consistent with the development of ethical character and engaged citizenship, as well as fostering physical, mental, and emotional health. 

How Does Cub Scouting Work? One unique thing about Cub Scouting is that you, as a family, join in on the program with your child. Cub Scouting exists to support your family and help enrich your time together. Children have a different handbook at each grade level, with adventures that are age-appropriate for their developmental level. As children advance through these books by working on adventures with you, they will earn badges and other recognition to be worn on a uniform. Your child's success in Cub Scouting depends on you!

The Cub Scouting program takes place at two levels. Children are a part of a den, a small group, of all boys or all girls, in the same grade level that meet regularly. All dens, from grades k through 5, make up a pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, meet together at the pack meeting, where cubs show off the new skills they have learned during the month and are recognized for the badges they have earned.  When they join children earn the Bobcat badge first. Your den leader will show you how.