Why Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting's strength is that it is a well-rounded program
positively affecting every area of a boy's life. Cub Scouting encourages
boys to achieve a deeper appreciation of others,
including peers, parents, and other adults. Early in their Cub
Scouting experience, boys learn the value of serving others.
Cub Scouting provides boys with a sense that they are important
as individuals. They learn that their Scouting family cares
about what happens to them. Cub Scouting promotes activities
that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. The
Cub Scout program is family-based and will strengthen the
bond between boys and their parents or adult partners.
Cub Scouting Teaches Your Son
How Cub Scouting Works
- Confidence, through recognition by adults
- Belonging, by building friendships with other boys at his school
- The value of family, by fostering quality family time for boys and their adult partners
- Social skills, through interacting with other youth and adults
- Good decision making, by instilling values of helping others
- About his community, by participating in field trips and other activities
Each Cub Scout is part of a Den of other boys from his grade.
Each den has 6-8 boys and meets twice each month for
about one hour. Once a month, all the Dens from a school
come together for a Pack meeting where boys are recognized
for their accomplishments from the last month. Each month one
other Cub Scout outing usually takes place for the boys: a field
trip, outdoor activity, or attending a larger Cub Scout event.
What's Expected of Us As A Family?
Cub Scouting is a program that many families do together.
Boys who are Cub Scouts should attend meetings and events
with a family member or other adult who is important in your
son's life. As a family, you will grow closer through the activities
you do at Cub Scouts. Siblings often attend many Cub
Scout meetings and activities. Many Cub Scout families are
active in a variety of other activities as well; Cub Scouting is a
program that can fit into a busy schedule as not every outing or
meeting must be attended. There are ways that family members
can get involved as volunteers if they wish.
Volunteer training is available for adults.
How Do I Get My Son Involved?
It's best to attend a scheduled "School Night for Scouting" Cub
Scout sign-up meeting, listed on the front of this flyer. If you
can't attend, you can still join though. Contact the phone
number on the front of the flyer or call the Scout Office at
New Fall 2017 – Kindergarten Scouting (Lions)
Beginning in Fall 2017 Cub Scout Packs throughout the Chippewa
Valley will begin to offer “Lions” to Kindergarten families.
In this program families attend two hour-long Lion Den activities
monthly for the school year. There would be a few other
outdoor activities that Lion families would attend as well.
Fall Cub Camp
All New Cub Scouts, parents, and siblings are invited to Fall
Cub Camp scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2015 at "Cub
World – Camp Phillips", near Rice Lake, WI. New Cub Scouts
are invited to attend at no cost and participate in a day of fun
including BB Guns, Archery, Crafts, Games, Outdoor Activities,
Free Handbooks for all new Cub Scouts
All boys joining Cub Scouting will receive their Cub Scout
handbook free of charge once they complete their registration.
This will let they and their family join in on the Adventure
of Cub Scouting right away!
What If I Cannot Attend the School Night at My Son's School?
Some families may be unable to attend the School Night for Scouting.
To get signed up without attending a School Night for Scouting,
go ahead and contact the Scout Office at 715-832-6671.
From there you'll speak with a District Executive for your
area who will help you get enrolled. A great thing about
the Cub Scout program is that boys can get caught up very
quickly if they are joining after the first few meetings
have been held. Families are invited to join Cub Scouting
at any time.