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What is Cub Scouting?

Scouting is a parent-led program filled with discovery and purpose that teaches children about themselves, how to work with others, make new friends, do their best, and appreciate the outdoors. Since 1910, Scouting has offered high quality youth development experiences to our nation’s young people. Besides building your child's confidence and responsibility while having a great time, Scouting gives parents the opportunity to watch their child grow and mature into an engaged member of the community.  Cub Scouting is a family-based program, offering opportunities for brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers to make an impact.

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What do Cub Scouts Learn?

Cub Scouts learn a great deal including teamwork, responsibility, a service ethic, decision-making, and leadership. For example, an independent survey of Scouting member's parents in Minnesota by the Wilder Research Center showed that without exception, all parents identified at least one ability or attitude that had improved since joining Scouting. The most commonly reported areas of personal growth were: ability to work as a team member (83%); willingness to carry out responsibilities (68%); willingness to help others (67%); ability to make good decisions (65%). These results reveal that aside from the fun and excitement of Scout activities, Scouting helps boys and girls learn skills and ideals they can apply to everyday life. 

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How are Cub Scouts organized?

It is a year-round family program designed for boys and girls who are in Kindergarten through Fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Each Scout is a part of a den of about 6-8 Scouts, which usually meet three times a month for about 1-1/2 hours. Each month, all the dens within a neighboring community come together as a pack. At these monthly pack meetings the whole family is invited and Scouts are recognized for their individual and group achievements as well as take part in games, songs, activities and skits. Leaders are volunteers and almost all parents are involved in some way to make the program work. 

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What can I expect to get out of having a Cub Scout in the family?

As much as or more than what you put in. Scouting helps strengthen your relationship with your child and gives you a chance to spend real quality time having fun and learning together. 

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Can my child join if he has a disability or special need?

Absolutely. The Cub Scout's motto is "Do Your Best" which means each Scout is encouraged to perform to the best of his ability. If you have any questions about your child's special needs, contact the Old North State Council Office at 336-378-9166.

How do I get my child involved in Cub Scouts?

You can join any time!  Cub scouting is a year-round activity, though the summer months are lighter.  Many families join in the late summer around the time school begins. Typically, Pack 104 hosts a "Join Day" event at the beginning of each school year to welcome new scouts.   The new cub scout will join other cubs of the same gender and grade to form a den.  

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