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Fun With A Purpose

As a parent, you want your child to grow up to be self-reliant, dependable and a caring individual. Scouting has these same goals in mind for him or her. Since 1910, we have been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical fitness. In youth, Scouting teaches family values…. However, we know that kids do not join Scouting to build their character. They join because it is fun!

Trying New Things! As life is varied, so is Cub Scouts. Scouting provides opportunities for kids to experience activities they might not ever receive the opportunity to explore.

Learning New Skills! As Cub Scouts play and explore, they are actually learning valuable life skills that will be with them throughout life.

Skills like: Public Speaking, Citizenship, Leadership, Personal Fitness, Survival, and More!

Cub Scouting is a family program! Parent involvement is a must for kindergarten and first grade. It is also highly recommended as needed for Cub Scouts in second through fifth grade. Families (sibilings, grandparents, etc) are also welcome to attend meetings and events.

Cub Scouting is safe! The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on providing the most secure environment possible for its youth member. To maintain this standard, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection polices. There are many online resources to assist in educating leaders and parents about the best ways to keep kids safe. Additionally, all Scouting leaders are required to complete Youth Protection Training every two years. The training is available to everyone and can be completed online at My.Scouting.org

Sports Events for Scouts

Scout Night with the Rowdies
September 23
New Scouts get 1 FREE ticket

Scout Days at the Rays
September 25
Discount Lower Seat Tickets
$5 of each ticket goes to Local Scouting

How Does Cub Scouting Work?

YOUR CHILD IS A MEMBER OF A DEN…

Within the pack, your child will be a member of a den based on their grade or age (i.e. the Lion Den – see chart). Each den will have 6-10 boys and/or girls and will meet 1-3 times a month. The den meetings typically consist of fun activities, outings, games, and more and are ed by two or more volunteer parent Den Leaders.

YOUR CHILD IS A MEMBER OF A PACK…

The entire pack (all dens) typically meet once a month at the Pack Meeting led by the volunteer parent Cubmaster. The Pack Meetings may have a theme like the Pinewood Derby Race, or the Popcorn Sale, or guest speakers while others will focus on recognizing scouts for heir achievements from the past month.

Packs will create their own calendar of events for you to participate in, including: the Pinewood Derby Race, campouts, parades, service projects, day visits to museums/police/fire stations, and more!

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Activities & Programs

SUMMERTIME CAMPING

Cub Scout Day Camp: An activity for all Cub Scouts that includes crafts, games,nature, sports, songs, and skits. Camps run for four to five days in a local park or at a scout camp

Webelos Resident Camp: Rising Webelos come and join your fellow Scouts for four days of excitement and Scouting fun! This is an overnight program and gives the full Scout camp experience at a perfect level for rising 4th and 5th graders.

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Parent & Family Involvement

Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Volunteers leaders are an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. Naturally, parents are the primary source of leaders in the Scouting program. You volunteer not only to serve Scouting, but also to help your son or daughter and their friends, and to have the chance to be a positive influence on the youth in your community.

What Do I Get In Return? 

Being a leader is fun, challenging, and rewarding. Leaders find that their experiences help them to become better parents. The following are some of the many dividends that will enrich your life as you dedicate your time, talents, and enthusiasm to Scouting.

• Fun and fellowship with other families, sharing your pride in the scout’ accomplishments

• The privilege of helping enrich and strengthen families

• A chance to help scouts learn good citizenship and to help shape them into men and women who have strength of character and are sensitive to the needs of others

• The opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of boys and girls as they grow strong in mind and body

• A code to live by which will set a worthwhile example for both kids and adults

• The satisfaction of being a member of a worldwide movement, and pride in being publicly identified as a part of this organization – wearing the Scouting uniform is a visible means of showing you believe in and stand up for the ideals and objectives of the Boy Scouts of America.

Costs

The cost of Scouting is a true investment in your child’s education and future.  Annual costs associated with Scouting are less than most other youth programs.

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For Kids

For Parents

Click for the: Parent Orientation Guide

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character.

  • Your child can learn skills about teamwork in sports and music. However, Scouting’s strength is that it provides a well-rounded program and your cild works at their own pace.
  • As a parent, you will enjoy joining your child in fun and constructive activities.
  • When you serve as a leader, you are helping youth achieve their full potential
  • Your child’s pack cannot exist without your involvement on some level.
  • You will find that the time you spend as an active Scouting parent will be quality time spent with your child.
  • You will create cherished memories that last a lifetime.
  • As parents, you have a short time to influence the life of your child. Scouting concides with that time, so make the most of it and join today!

You have resources! The handbook provides terrific overviews of how the program works. In addition, your Pack has information and the Greater Tampa Bay Council will always answer questions.

FUN! This is where the achievements of Scouts are recognized as they progress towards rank, where they can show off a little (games, songs, and skills) and information is distrubuted to parents and Scouts.

A Pack consists of many individual dens. Dens are formed by rank or grade. Typically, dens have six to eight children.

You can sign up for our e-newsletter. All you need to do is visit tampabayscouting.org. You can safely remove your contact information at any time. We keep your information private.

Don’t worry! Bring your questions forward to adult leaders and continue to have fun with your child – things will fall into place! Call (813) 872-2691 for any questions.

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