What is Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls as well as their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide youth through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, scouts also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family — and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.

What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?

Pack 249 welcomes boys + girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Each boy or girl is assigned to a Den with other boys or girls in the same grade.

What does Cub Scouting offer my son?

Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide Scouts through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, youth also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?

The Cub Scout program is designed to complement other extracurricular activities. The typical time commitment is one or two Den meetings plus one Pack meeting per month. Scouts who participate in organized sports or academic-based extracurricular activities can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.

What are the responsibilities of a parent?

  • Provide help and support for the den and pack.
  • Work with your son or daughter on advancement projects and activities.
  • Attend pack meetings with your son and/or daughter and present their advancement awards to them at the pack meeting.
  • Attend and assist with den outings.
  • Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son or daughter.

How do I get more information and join?

Fill out the brief online form here and we will answer any questions you may have.
You can also attend a Pack meeting (see the Calendar page) and meet with a Pack leader.