Kids Need Social Interaction.
Cub Scouts Lets Them Have Fun With Friends and Family in a Safe Environment.
Join a Small, Grade-Specific Group In Your Area and your child will continue to learn, grow, and play safely.
What is Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts provides safe social interaction and fun learning opportunities for your children within small grade-specific groups or at home as a family. This is an active program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade that encourages learning, friendship, and most of all fun! Youth learn by doing, and there is no end to the fun things that Cub Scouts do with their families and fellow Cub Scouts. Camp under the stars. Tie knots. Go for a hike. Shoot a bow and arrow. There is no limit to the fun things your Scout will do.
What does Scouting Look Like During COVID-19?
Cub Scouts naturally provides safe social interaction and fun learning opportunities for your children within small grade-specific groups – as well as ways to do Cub Scout adventures as a family doing social distancing. Health and safety are a top priority! Parents, we are here to help! Get connected with other families to establish what works best for you and your children during these unique times. Learning and safe social interaction can and needs to continue.
Building a strong foundation...with fun!
Kids want to join Scouting because it is fun. But you’ll love it for all the other benefits your child 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.
Did You Know: Scouts are twice as likely to earn a college degree compared to those who were never Scouts?
Frequently Asked Questions
Scouting has fees for membership and for activities. The annual National membership fee is $66 and the monthly Scouts Life youth magazine is an optional $12 plus tax per year. When joining, both of these fees are prorated by month for the remainder of the current calendar year, and new youth also pay a $25 one-time new member joining fee. The annual activity fees vary depending on the activities and budget of your local Pack and typically range from $100 to $175 annually. One of the key values of Scouting is that Scouts should help earn their own way. That's why we offer multiple fundraising opportunities throughout the year for your Scout to earn the money needed to camp and participate in other activities.
We believe that every child 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.
Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children.
- Over many years, the BSA has developed some of the strongest expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization including mandatory criminal background checks for all leaders, required training in youth protection, mandatory reporting, and two-deep leadership.
We take COVID Concerns Seriously
After 2020, we all have concerns over COVID-19, but we also know that youth still need social interaction and the values, character building and fun of Scouting. So we will Scout On Safely – by sharing updates about how to do in-person activities safely for small groups and as well as for families to do Scouting at home on your schedule. As a leadership organization, we want to do our best to assist against any potential spread of COVID-19 and keep our Scouting family and community healthy. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia State Department of Health, and our health committee, and sharing updates at AtlantaBSA.org/Safety-Health.
Cub Scouts is a family activity! All Packs are led by Youth Protection Trained volunteers from families just like yours! You will have the opportunity to take a role in helping with your child's experience and we hope you will consider applying to be a volunteer leader.
Every volunteer leader is required to go through a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures your child 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.
Lots of youth 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 child with a balance of adult role models and experiences!
Joining Cub Scouts is easy. To find a Pack near you, you can visit www.BeAScout.org, enter your zip code, select "Cub Scouts" and get immediate information about Packs near you. Click here for a list of schools with a Pack. You can also call us at 770-989-8820 to find out more about or click here to fill out a form and we'll contact you.
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