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Cub Scout Salute

The salute is made by joining the index and middle fingers of the right hand (holding the other fingers with the thumb) and touching the extended fingers to the cap visor or forehead. The hand is held the same as for the Cub Scout sign, except the two fingers are together. The Cub Scout salute is used to salute the flag when in uniform and Read More →

Cub Scout Handshake

The Cub Scout handshake is done by putting the index and middle fingers of the right hand against the other person’s wrist when shaking hands. Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders use this handshake everywhere in the United States. The handshake signifies that those who use it help others and obey the Scout Law.

Cub Scout Motto

The Cub Scout Motto is… Do your best. Cub scouting teaches boys that doing your best is important, not winning. What one boy is capable of doing when trying his best may not be the same as other boys, and each should be viewed based on their effort, not their ability.

Cub Scout Sign

The Cub Scout sign is made with the right arm held high and straight up above the shoulder, with the index and middle fingers forming a V. The other two fingers are held with the thumb. The two extended fingers stand for the parts of the Cub Scout Promise, “to help other people” and “to obey.” They also stand for the two alert ears of Read More →

The Meaning of the Scout Law

A Scout is… Trustworthy. A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him. Loyal. A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation. Helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward. Friendly. A Scout is a friend to all. He is a Read More →

The Meaning of the Scout Oath

Before you pledge yourself to any oath or promise, you must know what it means. The paragraphs that follow will help you understand the meaning of the Scout Oath. On my honor . . . By giving your word, you are promising to be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath. . . . I will do my best . . . Try hard Read More →

Bobcat Requirements

Boys who join the Cub Scout program on June 1, 2015, or later must complete the Bobcat requirements listed below¬†before earning the rank badge for their school or birth year. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell Read More →

Whittling Chip

Bear scouts and Webelos scouts may earn the privilege of carrying a pocketknife to Cub Scout functions. The objective of this award is to make scouts aware that: A Cub Scout knife is an important tool. You can do many things with its blades. The cutting blade is the one you will use most of the time. With it you can make shavings and chips Read More →

What is a Pack Meeting?

The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting Read More →

Raingutter Regatta

The raingutter regatta is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. The sailboat kit consists of a seven-inch (178 mm) long balsa wood hull, a 6-1/2 inch mast, plastic sail, plastic rudder, and metal keel. Within the basic design rules, Scouts are free to paint and decorate their sailboats as they Read More →

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