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Cub Scout Program Overview

Cub Scouting means, "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the den meetings and the monthly pack meetings. 

Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts into the world of imagination. Cub Scout pack members enjoy camping in local council camps and council-approved national, state, county, or city parks. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.

  • Spring Rendezvous 
  • Rail Splitter District - Cub Scout Day Camp
  • Cub Scout Summer Camp
  • Webelos Woods
  • Little Galilee
    This is a Pack Family camp that is usually held in September or October of every year. In 2014 we will be heading to the camp on September 20-21 For more information please see your son's Den Leader. 
  • Spookoree
    A district fall camp with a Halloween theme. We will be going as a pack in 2014. This is sure to be a great time - but only if you like fall/Halloween decorations and trick or treating.
For more information regarding District Camps - please see Jason Dion or visit

Den Meetings
Den meetings are held once a week
 from 6:30-8:00PM

Christ United Methodist Church

1503 N Summit Ave, Decatur, IL 62526


Pack Meetings
Pack Meetings are held once a month during the normal Den Meeting time.
Every boy and their parent(s) should attend the pack meetings. Entire families are welcome. The boys receive their awards and we will have other activities. We try to keep the meetings to about one hour and a half.  





Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, a number of ideals are expressed in the day-to-day life of the boy and his leaders.


The Cub Scout colors are blue and gold. 

The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. 

The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. 

Together, they symbolize what Cub Scouting is all about.

Tiger Cub Motto

Search, Discover, Share.

Cub Scout Promise

I, (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.

Cub Scout Motto

Do Your Best.

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. 


The Cub Scout Program has two basic features, Rank Advancement, and the Academics and Sports Program.

The first badge all Cub Scouts earn, regardless of age, is the Bobcat Badge. After earning the Bobcat Badge, they proceed to work on advancement specific to their age level. As part of these requirements, they must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto.

Cub Scouts joining as First Grade boys enter the Tiger Cub Program. Tiger Cubs, complete Achievements to earn the Tiger Cub Badge, and completeElectives to receive Tiger Track Beads to wear from a belt emblem. A new Tiger Cub Handbook was issued in the summer of 2001. Some minor changes took effect in June 2006, including dropping the former "Tiger Cub Motto" which was replaced by the Cub Scout Motto, and the requirement that Tiger Cubs earn the Bobcat Badge BEFORE the Tiger Cub badge, instead of after that badge.

In the Second Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf Badge, then toward a Gold Arrow Point and one or more Silver Arrow Points The requirements for these badges are found in the Wolf Cub Scout Book.

In the Third Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Bear Badge, then they, too, work toward earning a Gold Arrow Point and Silver Arrow Points. The requirements for these badges are found in the Bear Cub Scout Book.

The Webelos Program is a two year program for Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys.  In both years, they work toward earning Webelos Activity Badges in twenty different areas, arranged in five groups. Fourth Grade Boys work toward the Webelos Badge. After earning the Webelos Badge. Fifth Graders, after earning the Webelos Badge, earn the Arrow of Light. In addition to the two rank badges, after earning the Webelos Badge, boys work toward the Compass Point Emblem and Metal Compass Points as they earn additional Activity Badges.

Wolf Cub Scout, Bear Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout Books were issued in 1998. Lists of the changes to the requirements which were made at that time are posted on our website for the Wolf BadgeWolf Arrow PointsBear BadgeBear Arrow PointsWebelos and Arrow of Light Badges, and Webelos Activity Badges.

The Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light rank requirements, and the requirements for the Webelos Activity Badges are posted on this site. Use the links below to see the requirements. There are also links on those pages to pages that show the old requirements, and what changed in 2003.

As a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout, you can also earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award, and a Leave No Trace Awareness patch.

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can also earn a series of Religious Emblems awarded by a number of religious organizations. The age and rank requirements vary. In addition, they may earn a series of Cub Scout Academics and Sports Belt Loops and Pins

Cub Scouts may also earn a number of other Special Awards and Emblems, which are also available to Boy Scouts.

Advancement Transfers for Foreign Scouts

Questions arise occasionally on whether a Cub Scout moving to the USA from another country can use the advancements he had earned in that country toward advancement in a BSA unit. For the answer, click here.

Some content used with permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP)