Cub Scouts offers children the benefit of a sense of belonging. During weekly den meetings, scouts work with peers from their own grade to play, create and learn. The Cub Scout handbooks provide several opportunities and ideas to teach teamwork and sportsmanship. These concepts are built upon when our pack completes community projects. Children all over the nation, including Pack 1 Manville, participate in Scouting for Food. This occurs around the holiday season to assist local and national organizations in gathering donated nonperishables for those in need. Environmental clean ups, sending care kits for the military and collaborating with local first responders, VAs and town offices also help scouts to feel a sense of belonging in their community. Through these activities and other like these, Cub Scouts also build self-esteem and learn to get along with others. As they continue through the program, they learn to be self-reliant, confident and develop critical thinking skills.
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 stong, mentally awake and morally straight
Joining scouts will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. The Boy Scouts of America has been weaving these invaluable ideals into fun and educational activities for over a century. Children are not the only ones to benefit from the program. Our scouting parents get precious memories that last for al lifetime. Years later, parents still remember the smiles and accomplishments of their children. They reflect on the awards and projects with pride and nostalgia. Friendships and bonds made amongst the adults, and those amongst the children are strong, memorable and enduring. Children join scouting because it is fun, and fun is at the heart of everything Cub Scouts do! From exploring natural habitats to building model cars and robots to trying sports like archery or telling stories around a campfire, no program can offer what scouting can. Cub Scouts may be learning great lessons, but they’re far too busy having fun to notice!