FAQ: The Cub Scout Program
Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts?
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense,
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However,
they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program
designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.
How often do Cub Scouts meet?
Cub Scouts meet in their dens once each week, and a pack meeting is held for
all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on
the den and pack: a den may hold a special activity, such as a service project
or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition
to the weekly meetings. Likewise, a pack may conduct a special event such as
a blue and gold banquet as an additional event, rather than a substitute for
its monthly pack meeting.
May parents attend den meetings?
Cub Scout den meetings are intended to be an activity for the individual
boys. They are not a family activity, and the presence of parents can be a
distraction. However, parental involvement is not forbidden and all meetings
should be open to your participation. If you would like to be present at a
den meeting, ask the den leader in advance so that the leader can plan a way
for you to observe or participate in an unobtrusive manner,