Cub Scouting is a fun and exciting family oriented program that promotes character development and physical fitness for boys 1st thru5th grades.
Boys have fun and learn by doing! Here's just some of the things they do in Cub Scouts:
- learn to tie knots
- Learn to set up a tent
- go camping
- go hiking
- learn a secret code
- shoot BB Guns
- play fun games & sports
- Sing silly songs and participate in campfire skits
- Participate in ceremonies
- Art & Music
- Visit exciting places
- Walk in a parade
- Build and race a Pinewood Derby car
- Learn about the community and world around them!
- Opportunities to attend Day Camp & Council Camps
- Participate in service projects
- Earn Awards, Patches, and advancement Belt Loops!
Family involvement is essential to the success of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Boys learn honesty, bravery and respect through positive influences from family and group peer interaction. They gain a sense of personal achievement and belonging through wearing the Cub Scout uniform, recognition and advancement as they are guided through the program. The Core Values of the program are taught through games, skits, ceremonies and other activities.
The 12 CORE VALUES of Scouting
Health & Fitness
What are Packs & Dens?
Cub Scouts belong to a Pack, which is chartered to an organization. Pack 98 is chartered by West End Methodist Church.
Each Pack belongs to a District, Pack 98 is part of Dogwood District located within the Occoneechee Council.
Each Pack is divided into Age (grade)appropriate Dens:
Tiger Den - 1st grade
Wolf Den - 2nd grade
Bear Den - 3rd grade
Webelos I Den - 4th grade
Webelos II Den - 5th grade
Packs normally meet once a month during the school year (plus special activities during the summer). Special awards and recognitions that the boys have earned are presented at this time, as well as important announcements. Dens are able to perform skits or sing silly songs at most Pack meetings.
Dens usually meet on a weekly basis, except for Tiger Cubs, who generally meet 2-3 times per month.
Parent participation is encouraged in all the ranks. A parent or adult chaperone is required to attend with Tiger Cubs at all meetings and events.