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What is Cub Scouts?

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

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Family involvement is essential to Cub Scouting's success. When we talk about "family" in Cub Scouting, we're sensitive to the realities of present-day families. Many Cub Scouts do not come from traditional two-parent homes. Some boys live with a single parent or with other relatives or guardians. Cub Scouting considers a boy's family to be the people with whom he lives.

Being a Cub Scout

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.

Being a Cub Scout
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Activities and Events
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The Advancement Trail

On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older.

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Arrow of Light

The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout badge.

This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light Award when they were young may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their adult uniform.

Uniforms, Insignia and Awards

When you see someone in a uniform you know they belong to a specific group. A policeman wears a uniform and so does a Doctor and a fireman. As a Cub Scout you will wear a uniform too. If you are in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade you will wear a blue shirt, blue pants, and a neckherchief in the correct color, orange for Tigers, yellow for Wolfs, and blue for Bears. Don't forget the Webelos. Some Webelos will wear the blue shirt and some will wear the khaki shirt, the same one the Boy Scouts wear. All Webelos will wear the Webelos Neckerchief which is yellow, blue, and red plaid. The blue and yellow is to remind them they are still in a Pack and the red is to remind them they will be moving to Boy Scouts soon.

There are other parts of the uniform: pants, belt, socks and a hat. If you wear the blue shirt you wear the blue pants and the hat for your den. If you wear the khaki shirt you will wear green pants but still wear the hat for your den (Webelos hat).

                            The Cub Scout Uniform

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