|Cub Scouts Pack 83 of South River, NJ
|Cub Scouting is a program uniquely designed to meet the needs
of young boys and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging
activities that promote character development and physical fitness.
Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys
through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement.
Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also
learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Family involvement is an
essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an
active role in the program. Through interaction between parents,
leaders, and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage.
This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub
Scouting is truly time well spent.
|The Cub Scout adventure begins with Tiger Cubs. Parents are most involved at the Tiger Cub level. The boy and his
parent or guardian join the den together and attend all meetings and
activities together.The den is made up of three to eight of these parent-son teams. Each
den also has a Tiger Cub den leader (usually one of the parents) who
helps coordinate the meetings. The parent-son teams take turns running
the activities and planning meetings with the Tiger Cub den leader. The
den has two meetings a month. Participation is key for "Go See It"
activities (the den, as a group, visits a community place of interest),
and attends a monthly pack meeting.
At the end of the school year he graduates to a Wolf Cub Scout.
| Grade 2
|The Wolf Scout den will involve your
son in a group of boys his own age where he can earn status and
recognition. Parents are vital to the Cub Scouts den, both in the role
of home support and to help the den leaders, but their sons are
beginning to be more independent, and not every boy needs a parent at
every meeting. The den consists of four to eight boys, a den leader they
meet twice a month and have to complete 12 achievements involving
simple physical and mental skills in the Wolves handbook. Some
activities will need to be done at home with guidance from parents.
At the end of the school year, he will graduate into a Bear Scout den.
| Grade 3
Scout den is similar to the Wolves, parents are vital to the Cub Scout
dens, both in the role of home support and to help the den leader.
Your son will be in a group of boys his own age where he can earn status
and recognition. This den is made up of boys who are in third grade and
are 8 or 9 years old. The den consist of four to eight boys, a den leader and assistant den leader (usually a parent of one of the boys).
They meet two times a month and complete 12 of
24 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills in the Bears
Handbook. It is more difficult than the Wolf achievements. Some
activities will need to be done at home with guidance from Parents.
At the end of the school year, he will graduate into a Webelos I Scout den.
| Grades 4 and 5
the final steps in the Cub Scout experience. Webelos Scouts are still in
Cub Scouting. They take part in Cub Scout pack meetings, events and
outings. But the Webelos den also makes its own plans and enjoys many
activities too advanced for younger boys.
Webelos scouts don't do achievements and electives as other boys in Cub Scouting do. Webelos Scouts complete activities in the Webelos Handbook and work on activity badges as their monthly program themes.
Webelos Scouts are encouraged to participate in activities that prepare them for becoming Boy Scouts.
Webelos I is for boys in the fourth grade are 9 or 10 years old.
Webelos II is for boys in the fifth grade are 10 or 11 years old.
The ultimate goal of a Webelos Scout is to earn his Arrow of Light badge and to cross-over to the Boy Scouts.