Some Common Questions

What is the Mission of Boy Scouts?

...to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


What Do Scouts Do?

Some of the best things about Cub Scouting are the activities the kids (and sometimes you) get to do: camping, hiking, racing model cars, going on field trips, or doing projects that help our community and the people who live here. Cub Scouting means "doing." All our activities are designed to have the scouts doing something and by "doing" they learn some very valuable life lessons.

Do the Parents Have a Role?

Yes. As a program for the entire family, Cub Scouting can teach your child a wholesome system of values and beliefs while building and strengthening relationships among family members. Scouting gives you a pretty neat platform to equip your child. We provide other mentors to help your scout grow but you are also an important part of their development in scouting.  Your role decreases as your Scout gets older. 

Your role in the pack can be as much or as little as you'd like. We don't expect parents to leap right in to leadership rolls, but we have seen quite a few get so excited to share their passions with scouts that they simply can't contain their excitement. It's a great way of sharing hobbies and other things you enjoy with others. Many of our current leaders were scouts themselves whom are leading their own scouts and others through the program they enjoyed so much. We have a couple Eagle Scouts who are leaders as well!

How Old (or young) Can a child be to Join?

Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grades. Children who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade are eligible to join a Scouts BSA Troop. There are many in the area to chose from. 

How do our Scouts Achieve Their Goals?

Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen in the den (with the children in their grade) or with the entire pack (with all the grade levels). Our Scouts always have Go-and-See's and plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to help them achieve goals.

What Supplies and Equipment are Needed?

At minimum, each child in Cub Scouting will need a uniform and a handbook. Each year, the handbook changes, as does the cap and neckerchief, but other uniform parts remain the same for at least the first three years. When a Scout enters a Webelos den, they may need to obtain a new uniform if the parents in the den opt for the khaki-and-olive uniform.


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