Cub Scouting is an active program—boys 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 boys, within the pack, that meets several times a month between pack meetings. The boys in a den are usually all at the same grade level. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys.
Cub Scout Pack Meetings
The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program.
Cub Scout Camping
Learn to live in the outdoors. Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.
Outings and Field Trips
“Outing” is 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 nearly 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.
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. Some examples are…