Get more involved with your kids in a way that puts the fun first. Call us at 770-989-8820 and our helpful staff will connect you to a Cub Scout group near you, or click here to fill out a form with some easy information and we'll contact you!
SO WHAT IS CUB SCOUTS?
Cub Scouts is an active program for boys, first through fifth grade, that encourages learning, friendship, and most of all fun! Boys learn by doing, and there is no end to the fun things that Cub Scouts do with their families, Cub Scout Packs, and at special events. Camp under the stars. Tie knots. Visit a police station. Shoot a bow and arrow. There is no limit to the fun things your Scout will do.
FUN WITH A PURPOSE
Boys want to join Scouting because it is fun. But you’ll love it for all the other benefits your son receives. Scouting teaches leadership and character. It builds confidence and social skills. It teaches the value of service and citizenship. And it brings families closer together.
Check out the video below to see some of the fun times your son can have when he becomes a Cub Scout! Don't miss out.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Does Scouting Work?
Each Scout is a member of a Pack which is broken up into Dens. Dens are groups of 6-10 boys around the same age who meet each week at a local school, place of worship, or other community location. Dens go on fun trips, play games, do service projects, and learn new skills. Parents take leadership roles in the Den and help Scouts earn badges for learning fun, new things. The whole Pack gets together about once a month and attends larger activities together such as a weekend camping trip.
How much does Scouting cost?
One of the key values of Scouting is that Scouts should help pay their way and we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for your son to earn the money needed to go to camp and participate in activities. Through fundraisers like our annual Popcorn sale, Scouts not only earn their way, but they also build confidence and valuable sales skills.
Scouting does charge fees for membership, events, and trips. The annual membership fee is $24 and the Boys’ Life magazine is an optional $12 per year. Your local Pack may also charge additional dues for activities like camping, field trips, and awards.
We believe that every boy should have the chance to be a Scout! Because of the generosity of local families, businesses and leaders, the Atlanta Area Council can offer assistance to support local families in need.
Is Scouting in my neighborhood?
Absolutely! There are tons of organizations in neighborhoods throughout the Atlanta area that sponsor Cub Scout Packs. Cub Scouts meet at service organizations, places of worship, schools, and more, all within a comfortable distance to your home. To find a Pack near you, give us a call at 770-989-8820.
Who will lead my son's Pack?
Cub Scouting is a family activity! You will have the opportunity to take a role in leading your son's experience - and we're here to help you become the best leader you can be with training, online resources and support from our Program Center.
Every volunteer leader is required to go through a rigorous background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures your son will be in a safe and fun program. The Atlanta Area Council provides many training opportunities for our leaders to enhance the program they deliver, and increase the skills they can pass onto our Scouts.
What about other activities like sports?
Lots of boys take part in Scouting along with a variety of other activities like sports, music, academic interests, and more. These programs all work together with Scouting to provide your son with a balance of adult role models and experiences!
How can my son become a Cub Scout?
Joining Cub Scouts is easy. Our helpful staff will connect you with a local Cub Scout Pack and volunteer leader. Call us at 770-989-8820 to find out more about Cub Scouts or click here to fill out a form and we'll contact you.