Cub Scouting means “doing.”
Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things.
Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy’s sense of belonging.
What is Scouting?
As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a self-reliant dependable and caring individual. Scouting has these same goals in mind for him. Since 1910 we have been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical and mental fitness in youth. Scouting teaches family values. We know that boys do not join Scouting to get their character built. Boys join because it’s fun-filled with adventure. The scouts are given several opportunities to participate in activities both with the Pack as well as their individual Den. Many activities are for scout advancement or awards while some are just for the fun of it.
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
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