Cub Scouts -
Parents, help your son choose his buddies and gain advantages for his life he may not find some place else. Scouts grow up to: Do better in school, graduating from high school and college at a higher rate. Attain higher incomes and homeownership. Give more back to their communities through acts of kindness. Scouts who have friends in the program stay in longer and benefit more from Scouting. Find your signup night to attend in person to join or join online today at signup4scouting.org. If you have questions, call 402.431.9BSA(9272). Read More
Why Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout.
The Cub Scout program is designed to involve your son in a group of boys his own age where he can have fun, make new friends and see new things. There he will also gain a sense of personal achievement from the new skills he learns.
Scouting works. Scouting matters. Scouting lasts ... a lifetime. Join us today.
So if he's in kindergarten through fifth grade, or 6 to 10 years old, then it's time to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!
There are a lot of activities out there for your child and family to choose from. Scouting is not only a fun activity, but provides an environment that builds positive character and prepares young people for life's challenges.
As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a self-reliant, dependable and caring individual. But does Cub Scouting really improve a boy’s character? According to research conducted at Tufts University, the answer is YES!
The research studied 4,000 kids, some who are in Scouting and some who are not. The findings show that Cub Scouting…
1. Includes sustained, positive adult-youth relations with caring and supportive adults
2. Promotes development of life skills through program activities
3. Provides leadership opportunities
Scouting can always be made affordable to every family. The Cub Scout pack may provide registration assistance to families and council camperships are also available. Some packs operate a uniform exchange or uniform bank, or they may hold fund-raisers to enable the boys to earn their uniforms. Also, some packs will award boys rank-specific uniform components (hat and necherchief) and/or the program books that the Cub Scout needs each year—so parents should inquire as to what the pack provides before purchasing the items themselves. The annual popcorn and camp card campaigns help off-set the child’s activity fees and can provide FREE camping opportunities. The annual registration is JUST $24.00 total startup costs are about $50-$75 depending on the pack you join.
You and I know Scouting builds character in young people. Now we have the scientific evidence to prove it. In a groundbreaking two-and-a-half year study, Dr. Richard M. Lerner and his team at Tufts University surveyed nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and 400 non-Scouts in the Philadelphia area to analyze the effects of Scouting. Read more on the Tufts Study here!