Activities & Events

Cub Scouting is an active program—boys and girls learn by doing, and there’s no end to the fun things that Cub Scouts do in their dens, as a pack, and at special events. As a leader, you should be aware of the wide array of activities that can be included in the Cub Scout program, and do your best to include as many of them as possible in your annual schedule.

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Cub Scout dens may participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air, an annual Scouting and amateur radio event that creates contact among Scouts from around the nation, and around the world.

Guide to Safe Scouting
Use the Guide to Safe Scouting to help you plan and conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

Cub Scout Den Meetings
A den is a group of six to eight within the pack, that meets several times a month between pack meetings. The Cub Scouts in a den are the same gender and grade. The den structure allows Cub Scouts to build relationships with leaders and other Cub Scouts. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. The den also provides leadership opportunities.

Cub Scout Pack Meetings
The monthly pack meeting brings together families from every den to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the Cub Scouts have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the everyone a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program.

Cub Scout Camping
Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.

Outings and Field Trips
Excursions are a big part of Scouting. Cub Scouts get out and about with many kinds of outdoor fun, such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation.

Blue and Gold Banquets
In February, when Scouting celebrates its “birthday,” packs across the country hold blue and gold banquets. In early all packs, the banquet is a very special event.

Cub Scout Derbies
Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You’ll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day.

Service Projects
Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”

District and Council Activities
Your local council or district office may schedule activities in which all the packs in your area are invited to participate.