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Cub Scouts

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The Cub Scout Program

Age Group:

Boys and Girls 8 to 11 years of age (Grade 3 to Grade 5).

Program

Cub Scouting is built around a lively variety of games, crafts, music, storytelling, play acting, spiritual fellowship and the outdoors. The Cub Scout program focuses around six activity areas: The Natural World, Outdoors, Creative Expression, Healthy Living, Home and Community, and Canada and the World. Individual interests and skills are recognized through simple awards.

The outdoors is an essential part of the Cub Scout program. Weekend events, hikes and overnight camping opportunities round out the Cub Scouting experience.

Cub Scouts meet in a group called a pack. The pack is split into smaller groups called sixes. There is one leader for every six Cub Scouts. Each Cub learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.

Cub Scout Promise:

I promise to do my best To love and serve God, to do my duty to the Queen; To keep the law of the Wolf Cub pack, And to do a good turn for somebody every day.

Cub Scout Law:

The Cub respects the Old Wolf, The Cub respects himself/herself.

Cub Scout Motto:

Do Your Best

Jungle Names:

The Cub Scout theme is based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. It provides a sense of outdoor adventure and fantasy that appeals to a Cub Scout's imaginative mind.

The primary adult leader of the pack is referred to as Akela - the name of the old wolf and leader of the pack in The Jungle Book. Other leaders take a jungle name such as Baloo (bear), Bagheera (panther), Mang (bat), Raksha (mother wolf), Hathi (elephant), Ahdeek (reindeer), Bandarlog (the monkeys), Chikai (the springrat), Dahinda (frog), Ferao (woodpecker), Ikki (porcupine), Jacala (crocodile), Kaa (python), Keego (fish), Messua (Mowgli's adoptive mother), Mor (peacock), Mysa (buffalo), Nag (cobra), Oo (turtle), Phao (boy wolf), Phaona (girl wolf), Rama (buffalo), Rann (kite), Rikki-tikki-tavi (mongoose), Sahi (porcupine), Shada (pelican), Shere Khan (tiger), Suggeema (mosquito), Tabaqui (jackal), Tha (elephant spirit), Thuu (white cobra), Won-Tolla (Wolf)

Your pack may also have a "Kim" a Scout who works with the Cub Scouts. Kim is another Kipling character. Older Cub Scouts are sometimes invited to work with a Beaver Scout Colony. Each Cub Scout helper working in a colony is called "Keeo" after a character in the Beaver Scout book Friends of the Forest.

Tenderpads and Investiture:

While learning a bit about Cub Scouts, your child will be a "tenderpad", a Cub Scout who is not yet ready to become a formally welcomed member of the pack. After a brief period of training (mostly to learn the background, rules, and expectations for being a Cub Scout) parents will be invited to attend the "investiture" ceremony to help welcome your child officially into the Pack.

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