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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...