For Parents

A warm welcome to Parents of Cub Scouts in Pack 872!

As a parent, all levels of Cub Scouts requires you to be actively involved in your boys cub scouting experience. In Scouting, you are known as Akela and you are responsible for helping your son complete requirements, achievements and signing their book.

You can become more involved in Cub Scouting by helping at Den meetings, becoming an assistant Den Leader, helping with Pack activities or even running your own Den.

Cub Scouts offers many benefits for your son, please visit the Boy Scouts of America What is Cub Scouting? to find out more about this amazing program.

There are thousands of resources available to Parents to help their cub scout get the most out of scouting. A great start is to download the Parent Information Guide.

For more information about becoming more active as a parent in scouting, you can visit the official Boy Scouts of America Parents page at www.scouting.org.

If your son is interested in cubscouts, you can prepare him for scouts by going online and learning about what is required to earn his first badge, the Bobcat rank.

Boys entering 1st Grade may register to become Tiger Scouts. They must complete the Bobcat level before receiving Tiger rank at the spring Blue & Gold dinner ceremony. The Tiger Cub dens are a part of the Pack. Tiger Cub dens meet twice a month as a den, plus once a month for a "Go See It" activity, and they attend monthly pack meetings. Tiger Cubs BSA introduces boys and their adult partners to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they "Search, Discover, and Share" together.
Boys entering 2nd Grade may register to become Wolf Scouts. They must complete the Bobcat level but do not have to have Tiger rank. To earn the Wolf rank a Cub Scout must complete 58 tasks out of a possible 74 tasks that are offered in the book. Activities are done at home, during den meetings or outings. Wolf Cubs BSA introduces the boys to character development, personal responsibility and community involvement.
Boys entering 3rd Grade may register to become Bear Scouts. To earn the Bear Badge, a Cub Scout must complete 12 achievements out of a possible 24 that are offered in the book. The achievements are grouped in 4 major areas, GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY, and SELF. Within each group, a required number of achievements must be completed. Greater leadership and responsibility is gained at this level.
Boys entering 4th and 5th grade may register for Webelos I or II. To earn the Webelos Badges, scouts must complete activities with the den and independently of direct parent involvement. Achievements are individualized to each boys’ personal interests, fostering greater understanding of fitness, nature, citizenship, faith, technology, science and the arts. These achievements promote career discernment, character development, and preparation for joining the Troop as a Boyscout.