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Cub Scouts 

Cub Scouts is for boys from 7 to 10 years of age or first through fifth grade. The program is an emphasis on caring, nurturing relationships between boys and their parents, adult leaders, and friends. Cub Scouts programs help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship, improve understanding of family, show how to be helpful and do one’s best, positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth and more.

The Purpose of Scouting:

  • To influence the development of character and encourage spiritual growth
  • To develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
  • To encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
  • To strengthen the ability to get along with other boys and respect other people
  • To foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills
  • To show how to be helpful and do one's best
  • To provide fun and exciting new things to do
  • To prepare boys to become Boy Scouts


  • For boys in the first through fifth grades(or ages 6,7,8,9 or 10)
  • Members are assigned to dens (a group of 6 to 8 boys)
  • Tiger Cubs (first graders) meet twice a month,including pack meeting
  • Wolf Scouts (second graders)
  • Bear Scouts (third graders)
  • Webelos Scouts ( fourth and fifth graders) meet weekly

Tiger Cubs:

  • A simple and fun program for first graders and their families
  • The boys and their adult partners are introduced to the exciting world of Cub Scouting as they "Search, Discover and Share" together.
  • The boys remain in the program until they complete the tiger cub advancements and then graduate into a Cub Scout den and are eligible to participate in summer activities

Volunteer Leadership:

  • Thousands of men and women are involved in the Cub Scout program
  • Serve in a variety of positions as unit leaders:
    Cub master, den leader, committee member, Webelos leader, chartered representative
  • Cub Scouting is made available to groups having similar interest

If you would like to be a volunteer with the Rio Grande Council, BSA, Please contact the council office at 956.423.0250.

Who Pays For Scouting?

  • Groups are responsible for supporting Cub Scouting by the boys, the parents, the pack, the chartered organization and the community
  • Boys pay their own way by contributing dues each week.
  • The Pack obtains income on approved money-earning projects
  • Parents and the community provide support through the United Way, Friends of Scouting, and special contributions (This financial support provides training, outdoor programs, council service centers, and professional service for units.)

Activities and Sports:

  • Everything is Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things.
  • The Aims of Scouting are citizenship, character development, and personal fitness are the focus on all activities
  • Activities are most effective in den and pack meetings
  • Fun and fitness are combined in the Cub Scout Sports program.


  • Theme oriented, age appropriate camping programs that bring a Scout a world of imagination
  • Day camping comes to the boy in your local community during June
  • Cub adventure weekend is an overnight at Camp Perry experience in which Cub Scouts and Webelos camp within a developed theme of adventure and excitement
  • Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one’s best, getting along with others and developing an appreciation for the ecology and the world of the outdoors

Everyone Plays:

  • Neighborhood based dens of same age boys are supervised by volunteer den leaders of men & women who help with age appropriate activities.
  • All dens meet once a month for a pack meeting-a highlight for the entire family
  • Parents see their boys interact with their friends
  • Meet other parents from surrounding areas
  • Share in their sons successes and achievements
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