Purposes of Scouting

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

"Scouting is a game with a purpose."

Robert Baden-Powell

The Cub Scouting program has 10 purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness:

Character Development

Spiritual Growth

Good Citizenship

Sportsmanship and Fitness

Family Understanding

Respectful Relationships

Personal Achievement

Friendly Service

Fun and Adventure

Preparation for Boy Scouts

Every Cub Scouting activity should contribute toward fulfilling one of these purposes. When considering a new activity, ask which purpose or purposes it supports. Not everything in Cub Scouting has to be serious – far from it! Silly songs, energetic games, and yummy snacks all have their place in the program, and make it more fun.

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The Purposes and Methods of Cub Scouting.

Be Prepared

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