Cub Scouts

What is Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, 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 buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.

Cub Packs and Dens


The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.


The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight Scouts. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school. Dens often meet 2-4 times a month. 



Youth in Kindergarten or 6 years old


Youth in First Grade or 7 years old


Youth in Second Grade or 8 years old


Youth in Third Grade or 9 years old


Youth in Fourth & Fifth Grade or 10 years old

Arrow of Light Badge

The Arrow of Light is the highest achievement in Cub Scouting, marking the culmination of a Cub Scout’s journey and preparing them for the next step in their Scouting adventure. To earn this distinguished award, Webelos Scouts must complete a series of requirements that demonstrate their mastery of outdoor skills, physical fitness, citizenship, and teamwork. Upon achieving the Arrow of Light, Scouts are eligible to transition seamlessly into a Scouts BSA troop, carrying the values and experiences they gained in Cub Scouting forward.


Cub Scout Adventures are required to rank up ranging from scouting principles, outdoor survival, first aid, citizenship, and much more!

Cub Scout Awards

Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a loop for your belt, a pin, or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents’ faces to see you grow and learn.

Lions through Bears wear adventure loops and are worn on the Cub Scout’s belt. 

Webelos wear pins on their right sleeve or their Webelos hat. 


From attending meetings and camping trips to fostering a sense of camaraderie, parents contribute significantly to the Cub Scouts experience, helping young scouts develop character, leadership skills, and a lifelong love for adventure and community service.

Adult Leaders

With a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive environment, these adult leaders play a central role in providing valuable experiences, promoting teamwork, and instilling the values of leadership and community service in the Cub Scouts program.

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