Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to boys from first through fifth-grade, or seven–10 years of age and their families. Its membership is the largest of the four BSA programs (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturing). Cub Scouting is part of the worldwide Scouting movement and aims to promote character development, citizenship training and personal fitness.
The Aims of Cub Scouting are:
The Methods of Cub Scouting are:
The Purposes of Cub Scouting are:
Several structured camping activities are available in the Cub Scout program. The pack overnighter is a pack-organized camping activity that provides Cub Scouts with positive outdoor experiences. Cub Scout day camp or twilight camp is an accredited, organized, one- to five-day program for Cub Scouts using trained leadership at an approved site, and is usually held during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight.
Cub Scout resident camp is an organized, accredited overnight camping program covering at least two nights and conducted under trained leadership in an established Scout camp operated by the council. The Webelos den overnight camp introduces the boy and his parent to the camping program, under the leadership of the Webelos den leader.
Joint campouts with a local Boy Scout troop for second-year Webelos can help to strengthen ties between the pack and troop and facilitate the transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited at all Cub Scout events.