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Welcome to the Adventure of Cub Scouting!

Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building a Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if your child is in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 5 to 10 years old, then it’s time to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!

For even more information on the amazing adventure of Scouting please visit https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/

Ready to get started?
Call the Eykamp Scout Center Today at 812-423-5246 or send us an Email.
How Cub Scouting Works

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of the full family. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building a Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if your child is in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it’s time to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!

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Your Child is a Member of a Den...
  • A den is made up of no more than eight children who are the same age and/or grade.

  • The den meets two to three times a month. One of the den meetings each month is a “Go See It” or field trip.

  • The den has a den leader, but the den leader shares the planning of the den meeting with the parents.

Your Child is a Member of a Pack...
  • A pack consists of several dens and meets once a month.

  • The Cubmaster leads the monthly pack meeting, but each den will have a part in the pack meeting.

  • Some months, the pack meeting will have special themes such as Pinewood Derby®, Blue & Gold banquet, or guest speakers. Other months may be devoted to recognizing the Scouts for the projects they have completed by the presentation of beads, belt loops, activity pins or rank advancements.

Lion

Kids in Kindergarten or 5 Years Old

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Tiger

Kids in First Grade or 6 Years Old

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Webelos

Kids in Fourth Grade or 9 Years Old

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Wolf

Kids in Second Grade or 7 Years Old

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Bear

Kids in Third Grade or 8 Years Old

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Arrow of Light

Kids in Fourth Grade or 10 Years Old

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Family Scouting

The Cub Scouts program is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth-grade. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting means "doing" - from camping to hiking to going on a field trip or doing projects that help your hometown and the people who live there. 

Parents

In Cub Scouting, children and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values.

Adult Leaders

Cub Scouting's volunteer leaders work with Scouts and their families to improve their communities by enriching the lives of the families who live there. 

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Outdoor Adventures

Cub Scouts enjoy outdoor experiences as they participate in the variety of activities such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation experiences, and outdoor games.the Scout Oath and Law.

Confidence Building

Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

Outdoor Adventures

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Webelos / Arrow of Light

Historically, 4th and 5th graders were both considered part of the Webelos program, a two-year program to prepare Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA. Both levels (Webelos and Arrow of Light) worked on the same elective adventures with the same handbook. With the update of the Cub Scout program, Webelos and Arrow of Light will each be distinct programs with their own separate adventures and separate handbooks.

Webelos will only be for 4th grade Cub Scouts. Webelos may go on Pack campouts or den campouts with a BALOO-trained leader. 

The Arrow of Light (AOL) year will focus on preparation for Scouts BSA. Arrow of Light and their families should be familiar and comfortable with the youth and adult leaders of the Scouts BSA Troop, their role in the Troop and Troop activities, and feel excited about beginning this new adventure. The passage from a Pack to a Troop should be smooth, with no time lost in between. The crossover ceremony should clearly signify the transition to a new level of Scouting. 

Questions to ask when picking a Troop

When transitioning from Arrow of Light in Scouts BSA, picking the right Troop is important, and below are some questions that may help you in picking the perfect Troop!

  • Does my Scout feel comfortable in this Troop?

  • When does the Troop meet? How frequently?

  • How often do you go camping?

  • Do you attend Council events?

  • What are some of your Troop’s core/signature events?

  • Is the Troop youth-led?

  • Does your Troop participate in high-adventure trips?

  • What other activities are your Scouts involved in?

  • How are activities funded?

  • Are service projects a priority?

  • At what pace do Scouts advance in rank?

  • Has the Troop achieved Journey to Excellence bronze, silver or gold status?

  • Are youth and adult leaders trained?

  • How big is the Troop? How many patrols?

  • How are Scouts with special needs welcomed?

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 Greg Hager at 812-423-5246 ext. 2214

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

Contact Ryan Abbott at 812-423-5246 ext. 2217

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

Contact Jessica Haase at 812-423-5246 ext. 2216

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