Cub Scouting is all about fun. After all, we're all volunteers here ... and if we weren't having fun, all of the adult leadership that makes Scouting run could find other ways to be short on our sleep. But ever since it's creation in 1910, Scouting has been about Fun with a Purpose.
The fun activities your sons will enjoy are built around supporting the 10 Purposes of Cub Scouting, purposes that will build valuable skills and character traits that will serve your sons for a lifetime.
These 10 Purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
And through them, Cub Scouting teaches:
- Building self esteem through accomplishment
- Trying and learning new skills
- How to get along with others with different (or similar) backgrounds in
- Physical fitness
- Citizenship in the community, nation and world
- Cheerful Service to others
"Do Your Best"
One of the unique things about Cub Scouts is that all we ask of our members, be they youth or adults, is that they do their best ... whatever their best happens to be.
It doesn't matter if you're the most scholarly or the least, the most outgoing or the shyest, the most athletic or not. Whether you do fifty push-ups or maybe none at all ... if you worked up a good sweat while trying, you're the kind of guy we're looking for.
What Cub Scouting is all about:
No matter when you join, to earn your first badge as a scout you have to learn the following items. They sum up what Cub Scouting is all about ...
The Cub Scout Motto:
Do your best.
The Cub Scout Promise
I, [the Scout's 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.
The 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.
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