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Friday, May 29, 2009

Welcome to Cub Scouting!

Cub Scouting is for boys in grades First through Fifth. The first badge all Cub Scouts earn, regardless of age, is the Bobcat Badge.

Boys of different ages have different ranks in Cub Scouting. As you go from Tiger Cub (age 7) to Webelos Scout (age 10), you learn new things and new skills that you use to meet new challenges as you get older.

1st graders join as Tiger Cubs, where each boy works with an adult partner on the requirements to earn his Tiger Cub badge.

2nd graders join as Wolf Cubs. They go to weekly den meetings on their own, but their families still help them work on the requirements for the Wolf badge.

3rd graders join as a Bear Cub. They also work with their families to do the requirements for the Bear badge, but boys this old have enough knowledge and skill to take on more of the work by themselves.

4th and 5th graders join as Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts do more advanced activities to get ready to earn the Arrow of Light and graduate into Boy Scouting.

Each rank is formed into dens made up of 4 – 7 boys and their adult leaders. If a Den so chooses they may create and display their own Den flag at Den and Pack meetings and adorn their Den flag with streamers awarded for different accomplishments.

Pack 195 boasts a 100% graduation rate of its active Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts.

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