Cub Scouts is a year-round, family-friendly program designed for boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 5-10). Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting- citizenship training, character development and personal fitness.
Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building their own Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with their best friends at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if your child is in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it’s time for them to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!
The Cub Scouts Program Planning Guide is a helpful tool for units to plan, promote and execute their Ideal Year of Scouting. This guide will help them offer unparalleled experiences for more youth and helps the units be recognized in the Journey to Excellence program. Click here for your District page to view and download the Cub Scouts Program Planning Guide.
The Dan Beard Council brings you special activities for your Scouts from our partners across the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area all year round! Events include Scout Days with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Cyclones, Newport Aquarium, Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay, and more! Be sure to visit the Scout It Out page often as events and special offers are added throughout the year.
Weekly Cub Scout meetings with boys his own age that include a mixture of games, learning new skills, crafts, education, and a sense of belonging
A once a month meeting where many Dens get together for fun activities, to compete against one another, and to celebrate achievements and advancements over the last month.
The Dan Beard Council and districts plan Cub-o-rees and other outings during the year that give Scouts an opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in competitive events with other packs and kids their age.
The Dan Beard Council has partnered with many organizations around the city such as the Cincinnati Reds, Kings Island, the Florence Freedom, the Cincinnati Cyclones, and more. Get great Scout family discounts to events and enjoy special Scout perks such as sleeping overnight on the field or getting behind the scenes tours of roller coasters.
CAMPING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
A full size modern pioneer fort, a medieval castle, a miner’s camp, and a mountain man village are just a few of the cool highlights while at summer camp. An adventure experience includes plenty of fun activities such as archery, swimming, and learning about the outdoors at the nature center. Plenty of adventures await at day camps, twilight camps, and Fun with Son camps throughout the course of the summer.
CUB SCOUT DERBIES
Race a model car, sailboat, or miniature rocket in a Cub Scout derby—the pinewood derby, raingutter regatta, or space derby.
Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”
Reasonably short hikes (1 to 10 miles) in terrain without a lot of elevation gain or loss.