Cub Scouting is an active program - kids learn by doing, and there's no end to the fun things that Cub Scouts do in their dens, as a pack, and at special events. There's a wide array of activities that can be included in the Cub Scout program, and we do our best to include as many of them as possible in our annual schedule.
Below you'll find a general overview of Cub Scout activities & events:
CUB SCOUT DEN MEETINGS A den is usually a group of six to eight kids within the pack that meets a few times a month between pack meetings. The children in a den are usually all at the same grade level and gender. The den structure allows children to build relationships with leaders and other children of the same gender. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the cub scouts.
CUB SCOUT PACK MEETINGS The monthly pack meeting brings together all dens, leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the children have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the cub scouts a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program. It is at the pack meeting that the Cub Scout receives any patches, beltloops or other "bling" as we like to call it, that they have earned for finishing an adventure or achievement and receive recognition for their accomplishments in front of their peers. This atmosphere helps them to grow in self confidence, take pride in the work they have put in and cuts down on negatives like social anxiety.
CUB SCOUT CAMPING Camping takes scouts on exciting adventures into the natural world, and the cub scouts learn to appreciate the fun of camping.
OUTINGS AND FIELD TRIPS Cub Scouts get out and about with many kinds of outdoor fun, such as field trips, hikes, and nature & conservation activities.
SERVICE PROJECTS Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise "to help other people."
CUB SCOUT PINEWOOD DERBIES Racing in a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby is great fun. You'll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day. We hold a Pinewood Derby workshop to offer the tools and help for those families that are new to the Derby.
BLUE & GOLD BANQUETS In April, our pack holds a Blue & Gold Banquet where we celebrate the year and formally recognize the crossover of our Arrow of Light den from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA. This is a family event and siblings are welcome!