FAQ: The Cub Scout Program
Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts?
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense,
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However,
they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program
designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.
How often do Cub Scouts meet?
Cub Scouts meet in their dens once each week, and a pack meeting is held for
all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on
the den and pack: a den may hold a special activity, such as a service project
or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition
to the weekly meetings. Likewise, a pack may conduct a special event such as
a campout as an additional event, or as a substitute for
its monthly pack meeting.
May parents attend den meetings?
Cub Scouting is open to parents at all times. Den meetings are intended to be an activity for the individual
boys and your den leader will be working hard to keep the Cub Scouts focused. If you would like to be present at a
den meeting, ask the den leader in advance so that the leader can plan a way
for you to observe or participate.