Scouting 101 - What is Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, Kindergarten through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.

Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens

As a Cub Scout, you will be part of our Pack.

The Pack is divided into smaller groups called Dens. Each Den has about six to ten boys or girls. All of the Cub Scouts in your Den are in the same grade and some may even go to the same school.


Have you been to the local police station and talked to the policemen on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver’s seat of the ladder truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchor’s chair? Or star gazed with local astronomers? Tried archery? These are some of the places you might go with your den or the Pack.

You might also build a pinewood derby car and race it on the track, build a sailboat and race it in the raingutter regatta, or build a spaceship and race it to the stars in the Pack space derby.

Cub Scouts Earn Awards

Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a loop for your belt, a pin, or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents’ faces to see you grow and learn

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places