Being a Cub Scout

Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, Pre-K through 5th, 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 friend? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? You can earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.

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A Cub Scout Den is a group of 6-8 scouts who are in the school same grade, who are all working together on adventures and activities to earn a rank. The rank is awarded at the end our our Scouting year in June, as a recognition of all the accomplishments a scout achieved through the year.  The Den Leader is responsible for planning the meetings and coordinating with parents and other volunteers to host meetings, activities, and outings. 

bobcat-150x150First graders, and anyone beyond that grade who is new to Cub Scouting, complete the Bobcat Badge prior to working on their grade-specific badge of rank. Kindergartners, who are Lions, do not work on the Bobcat Badge.

 

 

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Kindergartners and Pre-K Scouts work toward the Lion rank. The Lion rank is earned by completing five required adventures and, with their parent or guardian, completing the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. Lion Scouts can also complete any number of seven elective adventures of their den’s or family’s choosing.

 

TIGER

First graders work toward the Tiger rank. The Tiger rank is earned by completing seven required adventures, six specific adventures and at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing. With their parent, guardian, or other caring adult, they complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

WOLF

Second graders work toward the Wolf rank. The Wolf rank is earned by completing seven required adventures, six specific adventures and at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing. With their parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

BEAR

Third graders work toward the Bear rank. The Bear rank is earned by completing seven required adventures, six specific adventures and at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing. With their parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

WEBLOSFourth graders work toward the Webelos rank. The Webelos rank is earned by completing six required adventures, five specific adventures and at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing. Scouts who are in Cub Scouts in fourth grade must complete the Webelos rank before working towards their Arrow of Light and be an active member of their Webelos den for three months. With their parent, guardian, or other caring adult, they complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

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Fifth graders work toward the Arrow of Light rank.  If a fourth-grade Cub Scout has completed the Webelos rank, they may begin to work on the Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light rank is earned by completing six required adventures, five specific adventures and at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing and be an active member of their Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old. With their parent, guardian, or other caring adult, they complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

Cub Scout Dens Belong to a Pack

The Cub Scout Pack holds monthly meetings where scouts are recognized for their accomplishments and all scouts and families have an opportunity to have fellowship with all the scouts in all the dens. The Pack organizes weekend activities and service projects as well as other camping and scout functions. The Cub Master leads this unit and acts as a resource for the Dens.

For more information about Cub Scouts, please see: More About Cub Scouting