How Is Scouting Organized?
Here's how boys progress through the Scouting program.
- Tiger Cubs: For boys in first grade
- Designed for boys and their parents
- Activities based on searching, discovering, and sharing
- Prepares parent and son for Cub Scouting
- Boys and parents work with other families
- Cub Scouts: For boys in second or third grade
- Family-centered program
- Boys meet regularly in small groups to work on projects
- Learning is achieved through completing tasks to earn badges
- Boys wear uniforms with their badges, play games and sports, and have fun!
- Webelos Scouts: For boys in fourth or fifth grade
- Boys start participating in outdoor learning experiences, such as hiking and camping
- Boys meet regularly with adult leaders
- Learning is achieved through hobbies and a life-skills program called activity badges
- Boy Scouts: For boys in sixth grade to age 18
- Emphasizes learning through a weekly meeting that prepares the Scout for his monthly outdoor experience
- Learning is achieved through an advancement program
- Interaction with adult leaders and role models
- Boys learn self-reliance, teamwork, and leadership skills
To get additional information on how Scouting is organized and implemented, download the Cub Scout Parent Guide
. This publication contains information on:
- How your Cub Scout pack is organized and functions as a team.
- How your son can advance through the ranks in Cub Scouting.
- What special programs are planned, such as Scouting for Food and subscribing to Boys' Life magazine.
- How to purchase a Cub Scout uniform.
- And much more...