What is Scouting

  • In Cub Scouting, you’ll have lots of fun, adventure and activities with your Den and Pack. But there’s more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It’s all about the boy you are and the person you will become.
  •  Boys and girl of different ages have different ranks in Cub Scouting. As you go from Tiger Cub (age 7) to Webelos Scout (age 10), you learn new things and new skills that you use to meet new challenges as you get older.
    • Lions: Brand new program for Kindergarten boys and girls and an adult partner.
    • Tiger Cubs. First-grade boys and girls join a Tiger Cub Den, where they work with an adult partner on the requirements to earn his or her Tiger Cub Badge.
    • Wolf Cub Scouts. Second-grade boys and girls graduate in to a Wolf Den. They go to weekly Den meetings on their own, but their families still help them work on the requirements for the Wolf badge.
    • Bear Cub Scouts. Boys and girls in the third grade are members of a Bear Den. They also work with families to do the requirements for the Bear badge, but when they are this old have enough knowledge and skills to take on more of the work by themselves.
    • Webelos Scouts. Boys and girls in the fourth and fifth grades become Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts do more advanced activities to get ready to graduate into Boy Scouting.
  • Where you begin in Cub Scouting depends on your age at the time you join. If you join when you’re in first grade, you will begin as a Tiger Cub. If you do not join until the third grade, you’ll begin as a Bear Cub Scout. You won’t have to go back and earn the Tiger Cub and Wolf badges.