Why Cub Scouts?

Derby newWe live in an increasingly-busy world, with more and more demands on families’ time.  With so much happening, you may ask yourselves, why Cub Scouts? The answers are numerous but come down to one thing: family time.  

While children aged 5 to 10 have increasingly-busy schedules, many of these activities (like music lessons, karate, and sports) are “drop-off” activities.  Parents drop their children off, and they do not have a chance for interaction with their children.

Cub Scouting is the opposite of this. It is an engaged, family activity. At all levels, we encourage parents and family members to participate in our programs with their children.  For our camping activities, children are accompanied by an adult partner.  Further, in this era of social isolation, Cub Scouting provides a clean, safe environment for your children to interact with peers and families.

In a world where it is increasingly difficult to find quality family time, Cub Scouts sets aside an hour a week, and an outing per month, for you to participate in meaningful activities with your children. We also provide role models who are intentionally-focused on education and character development for your children.  

He caught his first fish on a Pack camping trip.

The get the best answers on “why Cub Scouts?” speak to people who are actively involved in the program about its benefits.  Join us for a meeting and see what we do!

From Our Cubmaster

“In my life, I have not seen a leadership and character development program more effective than that provided by Scouting.  I joined Cub Scouts at age 7, and I have been involved with the program for most of my life for the more than 30 years since I joined.  From that program, I got to travel to places I would not have otherwise go, and I have gotten to lead peers in various activities. At age 22, I got to supervise 52 employees at a summer camp.  There has been no program that has better trained me to be a father, a husband, and a professional than the lessons I have learned from my involvement in the Scouting movement.” Dan Atkinson, Cubmaster, Pack 22