Being a Cub Scout
In Cub Scouting you'll have lots of fun, adventure, and activities with your den and pack. But there's more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It's all about the boy you are
and the person you will become.
What Is Cub Scouting?
If you are a boy in first grade through fifth grade or you're 7 to 10 years old then Cub Scouting is for you. It's for your family, too. If you are 11-17 years old, Boy Scouting is for you. If you are interested in Boy Scouts and need help finding a Troop in Fremont, we can still help. Click on the Contact our Pack Tab above.
Scouts Belong to a Pack and Den
Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack
. A pack is a large group of boys.The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens
. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are about the same age.
Pack 207 is chartered through St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Archbishop Bergan Catholic School and is open to anyone
! We make sure the pack has trained adult leaders, a safe meeting environment, and exciting things to do!! The pack gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Cub Scouting means "doing." You have lots to do as a Cub Scout: crafts, games, sports, songs, camping, and field trips, to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the den and pack. The dens usually meet twice a month, and the pack meets once a month during the school calendar year. During the summer the boys participate in community and Boy Scouts of America events once a month, this leaves plenty of time for your scout to enjoy summer sporting activities.
Cub Scouts also has annual events like the blue and gold banquet, pinewood derby, and family camping. They also take part in community events all year long. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, you'll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You'll work on projects with your parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish. When you have earned a badge, you and your family take part in the total pack meeting to recognize your scout.
The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do adventures to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.
Cub Scouts can earn many other awards and medals too, sometimes by themselves and sometimes as members of their pack. They can earn or help their pack earn Quality Unit awards, religious emblems, the Outdoor Activity Award, or the World Conservation Award.
When you earn an award in Cub Scouting, you learn new skills. You also get to use your new skills and your new knowledge in projects and demonstrations. You show what you know. People get to see what you've learned as a Cub Scout.
Cub Scouting Has a Purpose
There is a reason for everything boys do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.