Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7 – 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA’s three membership divisions (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing). We have provided some information here, but you may also wish to visit Scouting.org for more information.
The Cub Scouting program has 10 purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America—to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness:
Sportsmanship and Fitness
Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts
How often do we meet?
Groups of 5-10 boys (of the same age/grade level) called Dens meet at least once a month, while our more active Dens meet twice monthly.
The ranks of cub scouting begin with Tiger Cubs (first-graders), then progress to Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders),
and Webelos Scouts (fourth- and fifth-graders). Den meetings are often held at a scout’s home, or at the school.
Once a month, all of the Dens and family members gather for a Pack meeting at Blessed Sacrament’s Parrish Hall under the direction of the Cubmaster and Pack Committee.
The committee includes parents of boys in the pack and members of the chartered organization.
There are other Pack sponsored events and meetings.
Who Pays For It?
Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are the boys and their parents, the pack, the chartered organization, and the community.
Packs also obtain income by working on approved money-earning projects like our annual Trail’s End popcorn sales.
The community, including parents, supports Cub Scouting through the United Way, Friends of Scouting enrollment,
bequests, and special contributions to the BSA local council. This financial support provides leadership training, outdoor programs,
council service centers and other facilities, and professional service for units.
We encourage visitors to attend any of our meetings. Our doors are always open. Please contact one of our Scout Leaders so we know you are coming and can welcome you appropriately.
Are monthly pack meetings are held at Blackwell Elementary School in Timberline.
ub Scout Ideals
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy’s sense of belonging:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
- Trustworthy. A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
- Loyal. A Scout is loyal to those to whom loyalty is due.
Helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He helps others without expecting payment or reward. He fulfills his duties to his family by helping at home.
Friendly. A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races, religions, and nations and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
Courteous. A Scout is polite to people of all ages and positions. He understands that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
Kind.A Scout treats others as he wants to be treated. He knows there is strength in being gentle. He does not harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
Obedient.A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and pack. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he seeks to have them changed in an orderly way.
Cheerful.A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way and tries his best to make others happy, too.
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He is careful in his use of time and property.
- Brave. A Scout faces danger even if he is afraid.
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit. He chooses friends who also live by high standards and avoids profanity. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
Cub Scout Promise
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.
The Cub Scouting colors are blue and gold. They have a special meaning, which will help boys see beyond the fun of Cub Scouting to its ultimate goals:
- The BLUE stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above; and
- The GOLD stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.