“IT'S ABOUT LEARNING TO WORK AS A GROUP. IT'S AN IMPORTANT THING TO DO, AS YOU GROW UP, YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO WORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND SEE THE GOODNESS IN OTHER PEOPLE.” -NYPD COMMISSIONER, JAMES P. O’NEILL ON SCOUTING
Fun is at the heart of everything Cub Scouts do- whether it’s exploring the great outdoors, trying sports like rock climbing, learning to swim, or building and racing model cars. Children build upon life skills like teamwork, time management, and community involvement.
Scouts of each grade level have a different handbook full of age-appropriate adventures. 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 make up a pack. Once a month, the dens, with their families, get together for a pack meeting. Cubs show off the new skills they have learned and are recognized for their efforts and achievements. NYC Cub Scouts discover the world around them through an exciting community focused program. Camping, field trips and activities give children opportunities to explore the world in their city. Scouting
facilities located in and around NYC create chances for Scouts and their families to get outside and have an adventure at special events held throughout the year, including summer camp!
• 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.