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(Thiells, New York)
 
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What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?

Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).

What does Cub Scouting offer my son?

Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.

How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?

The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.

What are the responsibilities of a parent? 
        -   Provide help and support for the den and pack. 
        -   Work with your son on advancement projects and activities. 
        -   Attend pack meetings with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting. 
        -   Attend and assist with den outings. 
        -   Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.


Do Cub Scouts go camping?

Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family.