CUB SCOUTING

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How to Join

Virtual Cub Scout Join Events

Join us on Facebook Live every evening August 31-September 3 from 6pm-7pm (central) to ask questions and learn about Cub Scouts!

Call or Email

We are here to answer your questions and help your family start your Cub Scout adventure!

Call us at 800-264-5246

Email us at administration@buffalotracecouncil.org

Visit BeAScout.org and input your zip code to find information about Cub Scout Packs in your area!

BeAScout.org lets you see the Packs in your area, request more information, and apply online.

Welcome to the Adventure of Cub Scouting

Why Scouting?

Scouting is a well-rounded program that positively affects every area of a child's life.

  • Scouting encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation of others, including peers, parents, and other adults.

  • Scouting provides boys and girls with value in serving others

  • Scouting activities lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem.

How Scouting Works

Individual Cub Scouts are members of a DEN that consists of a small group of boys or girls, who meet according to their schedules. An adult Den Leader (usually a parent) is in charge of activities, which include games, crafts, trips, and other fun.

 

Cub Scouts are also members of a PACK that consists of several dens. The Cubmaster leads the meetings with Scouts and parents in attendance.  These meetings include fun activities as well as the presentation of awards.

Ready to get started?
Call the Eykamp Scout Center Today at 812-423-5246 or Send us an Email

Youth Protection

Boy Scouts of America is dedicated to keeping the youth in our programs safe. ALL leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training when they join and then every two years. The Council also completes background checks on ALL registered leaders. Parents are encouraged to take the training, too.

Scouting Gives Your Youth

  • Confidence--through recognition by adults

  • Belonging--by building relationships with other youth

  • Quality family time---to strengthen the parent/child bond

  • Social skills--through interacting with others

  • Moral and ethical decision making skills--by instilling essential values

  • Leadership skills--through leading other youth

  • Citizenship--to become responsible community members

What’s expected of me as a parent?

While many activities take your family in different directions, Scouting brings you together. As a parent volunteer, there are a variety of positions to fill, nay of which can fit into your busy lives.

Buffalo Trace Council provides the training and coaching to make volunteers and their activities successful.

 

What’s the cost of Scouting?

The cost associated with Scouting is comparable to other youth activities, and can vary by program and community. Families are responsible for joining fees with the National Boys Scouts of America, and also for purchasing a handbook, uniform shirt, a few patches, and a belt. Financial assistance is available for families who qualify. Please do not allow the price of Scouting to prevent you from joining our organization!

Learn more about Cub Scouts at https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/

Click Here to Email Buffalo Trace Council

We will help you find a Cub Scout Pack near you!

Activites You Can Participate in with Your Cub Scout Pack

Day Camp

Each summer your Scout is invited to experience a wide variety of outdoor fun during Cub Scout Day Camp. Youth enjoy multiple days of outdoor activities that include games, crafts, science, water activities, and shooting sports (with certified instructors), and most importantly, lots of FUN! Day Camp opportunities are offered throughout our 15 county service area so you can find a date and location that works for you!

Pinewood Derbies, Raingutter Regattas, Rocket Day

We offer an array of child/parent project opportunities for you to build with your child throughout the year. Racing opportunities follow, but it is really about the parent/child relationship and learning good sportsmanship.

Special Activities

In your Pack you will have opportunities to participate in a number of different activities. In addition to camping, hiking, service opportunities, and flag ceremonies, you will also have opportunities for Evansville Thunderbolt hockey games, special Scout Night at Otters Baseball Games, unique tours with local community organizations, and much more.

 

Lion Program

Kindergarten-age boys and girls can join Scouting and participate with a parent or guardian. A Lion Guide (experienced Scout leader) will help with program planning, and Scouts will work through 5 achievements to earn their Lion Badge. Lion Dens will meet approximately 2 times per month for about 45 minutes. Each Scout workbook comes with a parent guidebook so you can work your way through the program together with your Den.

What the parents have to say…

“The best thing about Scouting is that your child is a part of a group and has a real sense of belonging.”

 

“Scouting provides my child with a positive influence where he can help others and give something back to the community.”

 

“What I enjoy most about Scouting as a parent is that it teaches good sportsmanship, manners, and values.”

 

“Scouting is more than driving my child to meetings. Scouting is spending time together, building a good relationship, and having fun! Scouting has everything I believe is important for our child.”

 

“The words of the Scout Oath are so simple, yet profound. When they are repeated over and over they become imprinted on a child's mind. Finally, words I want my child to be influenced by!”

 

JOIN TODAY AND START YOUR ADVENTURES IN CUB SCOUTS!

To learn where and when Cub Scout Packs meet and are holding sign-ups, contact the following based on where you live:

Native Trails: Vanderburgh, Posey, White, Gallatin Counties and Newburgh-

Contact Abby Roberts at 812-423-5246 ext. 214

Lincoln Heritage: Warrick, Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Pike Counties-

Contact Grant Burnett at 812-423-5246 x217

Algonkian: Gibson, Knox, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Edwards Counties-

Contact Chris Felton at 219-477-7455

Eykamp Scout Center Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:00

Gaither Scout Shop: By Appointment Only

Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:00

All Times are Central Time

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3501 E. Lloyd Expressway

Evansville, IN 47715

(812) 423-5246

Fax (812) 423-4845

Old Ben Scout Reservation

5735 E County Road 175 N

Winslow, IN 47598

Knox County

Pike County

Gibson County  

Perry County

Posey County

Southwest Indiana