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Cub Scout Pack 39

Our program for boys ages 7 to 10 For Boys ages 11-17

In our Cub Scout Pack 39,   boys and their families have fun and adventures in a program that builds character while Cub Scouts have a great time with their friends and families:

  • Cub Scout Camping – Learn to live in the outdoors. Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.
  • Cub Scout Derbies – Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You will get to design your racing vehicle (cars, boats, rockets), work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day.
  • Outings and Field Trips – "Outing" is a big part of Scouting. Cub Scouts get out and about with many kinds of outdoor fun, such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation activities.
  • Service Projects – Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”
  • Life Skills – Cub Scouts learn how to cook, swim, properly care for animals, and much more.
  • Rank Advancement & Awards – Cub Scouts can earn more than 65 awards. Whether it's a rank advancement, Sports or Academics belt loop and pin, or one of the many other individual awards, there is plenty for you to set your sights on.
Cub Scout Promise
I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.

Overview for Parents

When a boy becomes a Cub Scout, he becomes a member of a worldwide youth movement that embraces the values of good citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. Cub Scouting is more than something to do, it is about the boy your son is now, and the person he will become.

Every parent understands the value of spending personal time with his or her children. Yet in our demanding, fast-paced society, we often find ourselves looking back at missed opportunities. More than any other youth program available today, Cub Scouting supports parent and son relationships in ways that result in memories of time well spent together.

The Cub Scout program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. Cub Scouting meets these needs through offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together.

In a recent study by Louis Harris & Associates of New York, parents of Cub Scouts mention that because of Cub Scouting, they share time with their sons by:

  • Working on projects together  (95%)
  • Going places together  (91%)
  • Talking together  (90%)

These experiences are truly time well spent. If such interactions are not made priorities, valuable avenues for a parent to demonstrate love and commitment are lost. A Cub Scout father said, “Scouting gives my son and me a lot of time to talk and share stories about my childhood.” Young boys recognize that the priorities of parents are expressed in how parents spend their time.

Perhaps as important, Cub Scouts learn skills in an environment that includes other boys their age. The boys work together, play together, challenge one another, and encourage one another.

Also in the Harris Study, Cub Scout parents indicated that social skills their boys learned through Cub Scouting included:

  • How to get along with others  (96%)
  • How to respect others’ feelings  (95%)
  • How to treat others  (95%)

Benefits like these cause one Cub Scout mother to summarize Cub Scouting this way: “Scouting helps build self-esteem. It teaches boys about community.” While every parent wants his or her son to have fun experiences in their childhood, fun alone is not enough. Young boys need safe environments and activities that promote strong values and character.

The Harris Study further indicated that when Cub Scout parents identify what they want from Scouting, and what their boys receive, the top five answers included:

  • Be in a friendly / safe environment  (98%)
  • Have fun  (97%)
  • Develop new skills  (96%)
  • Learn to respect others  (95%)
  • Learn moral / ethical values  (95%)

Another particularly strong benefit of Cub Scouting is that more than half of pack meetings include activities involving boys of different ethnic backgrounds; and since most boys are in uniform at meetings, boys gain a sense of being part of a team, without the socio-economic barriers that might otherwise be expressed through attire.

Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.

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