Your Children, Cub Scouting, and You
As a parent, you want your children to grow up to be people of worth, a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual. Scouting has these same goals in mind. Since 1936 we’ve been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, developing good citizenship, and enhancing physical fitness and building self-esteem and ethical values in youth.
Imagine a program that can help your children learn, grow and mature while they are having fun. There are activities in which you and your boy or girl can participate together with the rest of the family and get to know each other even better. This is exactly what Scouting is. Every activity gives you and your child the chance to discover and share together.
What does your child learn in Scouting? Well, it is a lot more than crafts, games and outdoor skills. All of the Cub Scout programs in which you and your child will participate are carefully designed to teach your child something he or she will use throughout their life.
Here are just a few of the things your children will gain through Cub Scouting:
• A feeling of belonging to a positive and fun group of children and caring adults.
• New social skills that will help them get along with others.
• Develop new mental skills from reading and writing, to planning and organizing.
• A greater understanding of other people and the world around them.
• A system of “values” that will help them grow and make good decisions.
• A concern and caring for people, and even opportunities to help others.
• Self-confidence and stronger self-esteem.
• A deeper relationship with their family and their family’s spiritual foundation.
Scouting provides your children with a positive peer group and a program that is fun and adventurous and helps them to “be prepared” to shape their own future.