involvement is the key to success in Cub Scouting on every level
Cub Scouts is not a class, a babysitting program, or even a drop-off activity. Most
importantly, you will get involved
with your Scout and help to guide him along
his Trail. Also, consider volunteering within the Pack... Spending as
little as an hour a week will not only help the Pack go, but it will set an example
for your own Scout, allowing him to see that you consider him a
priority in your life and value his development!
The following is a little long. But it speaks to the heart of Scouting and why you, as a parent, should consider it for your child...
"There is a battle of significant consequence taking place in the lives of boys in America today. In simple terms, it is the battle between doing what is right or wrong. A recent study conducted by Louis Harris & Associates indicates that the proportion of boys choosing to do what is wrong is alarmingly high. Even basic values such as not cheating on schoolwork and not stealing seem to be unstable.
Clearly, the results of this study indicate that our nation's youth are struggling with ethical and moral decisions, and that these difficulties can only increase with age. Therefore, the need for reinforcing and rewarding strong moral standards and providing positive role models at a young age is more important than ever before.
Cub Scouting creates a climate of cooperative and collaborative relationships between adults and children--a laboratory for adults and children to get to know one another. It provides opportunites for children to acquire the capacity for accomplishment. The program affirms to the child that the world really is an interesting place.
Cub Scouting is fun! But it is fun with a purpose. Woven though all the fun is an inspired program that really works. Tried and proven methods are used that transfer traditional values, build character, and develop leadership skills -- all in the context of fun and family togetherness."
(BSA: Operation Tiger Mania 1996)
From Cub Scout to Eagle Scout
It takes a boy from 9 to 12 years to progress from Tiger Cub to Webelos to Eagle Scout and, along that Scouting trail, he is guided by many adults - Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Merit Badge Counselors, Scoutmasters, and many other volunteers. The 12 ranks of Scouting each have a thoroughly designed program that helps to grow a member from one level to the next. It is very important that the adult leaders follow these programs so the Scouts receive the most they can from their Scouting experience from Cub Scouts through Boy Scouts.
Become a Pack 1993 leader - it means so much!