Make Friends. Catch Fish. Earn Badges. Climb Rocks. Explore Caves. Take Hikes. Visit Museums. Launch Rockets. Roast Marshmallows. Take Pictures. Help People. Discover Trails. Ride Bikes. Play Sports. Learn Games. Build Character. Gain Confidence. Hit Targets. Laugh Loud. Grow Better. Race Cars. Camp Out. Work Together. Have Fun.
Welcome to the Adventure of Cub 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. Early in their Scouting experience, boys and girls learn the value of serving others.
Scouting provides boys and girls with a sense that they are important individuals. They learn that their family cares about what happens to them.
Scouting activities lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, boys and girls can look at their reflection in the mirror and be proud.
How Scouting Works
Your child is a member of a DEN that consists of 8-10 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 lots of fun.
Your child is a member of a PACK that consists of several dens and meets once a month. The adult Cubmaster leads the meetings with Scouts and parents in attendance. The pack meetings include lots of fun activities as well as the presentation of awards earned by your child.
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 choices by instilling essential values
Leadership skills through leading other youth
Citizenship to become responsible community members
What’s expected of me as a parent?
Scouting is a program that parents and children do together. 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, each designed to fit into your busy lifestyle.
Volunteering will help strengthen the bond between parent and child. 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 minimal joining fees with the National Boys Scouts of America, and also for purchasing a 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!
Each summer your Scout is invited to experience the 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.
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.
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.
On my honor
I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself
physically strong, mentally awake,
and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
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 Michael Richard at 812-704-8441
Algonkian: Gibson, Knox, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Edwards Counties-
Contact Chris Felton at 219-477-7455