About the Cub Scout Program

The BSA Cub Scout program is for girls and boys in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cub Scouts is all about encouraging girls and boys to make friends, be helpful to others, and do their very best no matter the outcome. With the help of powerful learning projects and exciting outdoor activities, Cub Scouts aims to teach children that doing their best can be a fun and rewarding experience, no matter the difficulty of the challenge. 

Cub Scouts earn Adventures that are specific to their grade and rank. A number of Adventures must be completed to earn the badge of rank for each grade level. Adventures may be earned in any order. Completion of adventures is how the aims of character, citizenship, leadership, and personal fitness are developed.

On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses towards a badge of rank based on their grade. They need not have earned the previous rank in order to earn the next. Each of the ranks in Cub Scouting has its own requirements that are age appropriate, so earning a rank below a Cub Scout’s current grade is not permitted. As a Cub Scout advances through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities they have learned.

Dedicated to Bringing Out the Best in Scouts

Family Focused. Value Driven.

Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls (first through fifth grade) and their families. 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. Cub Scouting helps parents make the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

Benefits of Cub Scouting

Cub Scouting…

  • Nurtures leadership and character growth
  • Helps youth development interests and skills
  • Teaches duty to God and Country
  • Provides adventure
  • Strengthens families
  • Creates fellowship
  • Promotes Diversity
  • Is FUN!
Did You Know…

Scouts are more likely to hold a leadership position at work or in the community

Scouts showed a four-fold increase in cheerfulness and kindness when compared to non-scouts

Long-term Scouts are nearly twice as likely as non-scouts to graduate from college

Majority of Scouts say the values they learned in Scouting continue to be very important to them today

Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to always give their best effort

Scouts are more likely than non-scouts to be active in a group that works to protect the environment


The six required Adventures are based on the aims and methods of Scouting (Character, Leadership, Personal Fitness, and Citizenship) and the focus ares of the BSA (Outdoors, Personal Safety, Family, and Reverence). In addition to the required Adventures, two additional Elective Adventures from a provided list must also be completed.

Why We Scout