Cub Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, and became federally chartered with the United States in 1916. Cub Scouts came into being in 1930. Millions of boys have worn the uniform, cooked over an open fire at a campsite, earned their Bobcat, raced their Pinewood Derby cars, worked on service projects, and made new friends under the umbrella of Scouting.

 

Flowing underneath all this fun and excitement is a character-building program that encourages making good ethical choices, family strengthening, physical fitness, and citizenship skills in the lives of our boys.

Scouting utilizes an advancement system that requires a boy to ‘Do His Best’ to fulfill and complete the requirements outlined in his handbook so that he may earn his rank badge.




At the Tiger, Wolf, and Bear ranks, Cub Scouting centers around monthly themes that have lots of appeal to boys at this age. During den meetings, the boys will be playing games, building craft projects, learning songs, etc. relating to this theme. In doing so, these boys will be improving on different skills as they to get along with others, become more resourceful, and participate in new activities and venues.

 

At the Webelos level, in lieu of the monthly theme, the boys are introduced to several diverse Activity Badges and, within the framework of the Webelos den, they work on completing these badges.

 

Pack 740 follows a ‘Scout year’ of September to June and upon nearing the end of the school term, all the boys ‘cross over’ into the next rank. During the summer, Dens work on achievements may be suspended as the Pack will meet monthly at fun outings such as a rain gutter regatta, baseball game, Pack swim, etc. that goes toward the boys earning their Summertime Award pin.

There are many, many events offered in Scouting. In addition to the events at Den meetings, Pack 740 will have family camping trips, Pinewood Derby races, Scout Sunday, a Blue and Gold dinner, and much more that’s just for us in the Pack 740.

In addition, there are District events, which unites us with hundreds of Scouts, and Council events that can have thousands of Scouts in attendance. Your participation at these functions will definitely add to your son’s Scouting experience. 

For more information about Scouting:
Boy Scouts of America (Click Here)
National Capital Area Council (Click Here)