In 1930, the Boy Scouts of America created a new opportunity called Cub Scouting for boys younger than Boy Scout age. Cub Scouting emphasizes involvement between boys and their parents, adult leaders, and friends. Boys in First through Fifth grade are welcome to participate in Cub Scouting. In the multidimensional plan of the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouting is where it all begins.
Cub Scouts has the following purposes:
* Influences a boy's character development and spiritual growth.
* Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
* Encourage sportsmanship and pride. Grow strong in mind and body.
* Improve understanding within the family.
* Strengthen a boy's ability to get along with others.
* Foster personal achievement. Develop new interests and skills.
* Provide fun and exciting new things to do.
* Show a boy how to be helpful and do his best.
* Prepare him to be a Boy Scout.