Cub Scouting – Top SIX Myths about Joining the Fun in the Pack!
The Category is: The Top SIX reasons “why my son can’t join Cub Scouts”:
# 6. My son didn’t join when he was in the 1st grade as a Tiger Cub SO he can’t join anymore --- The reality is that a young boy can join the Pack at any time between grades 1 through 5. In fact, our pack has welcomed new members from each of these different grade levels. Many join as 1st or 2nd graders, but others didn’t get started until 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade.
# 5. My son didn’t join in August or September so we missed out. --- Reality is that you can join the pack at any point during the year. Last year we had a new scout join us in January. He has since achieved the highest rank of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light, and crossed over into Boy Scouts.
# 4. My son is involved in sports and we have no time for Cub Scouts.--- Our Pack has had football, soccer, baseball, and volleyball players and they have been an integral part of both their sports teams and their Cub Scout Den and Pack. Learning teamwork, service, working together, and the world around them - all while exercising and having tons of fun.
# 3. Cub Scouting is just another Fund Raising organization and does not spend enough time helping my son to learn, grow, and experience the world around him etc.---There are only two fund raisers throughout the year which benefit the loads of diversified activities that the Pack partakes in. From field trips to carnivals, from Bug Day to Rocket Derby Night, from Swim Party to camping in the outfield after a Reds Game; from a Halloween Party to a Beach Bowl, from a Banquet to a Snowball free-for-all, from a Turkey Shoot to a Parade, Cub Scouting events are certainly more than just raising funds. In fact, Cub Scouting is more of a FUN RAISER than a Fund Raiser.
# 2. Cub Scouting is all about doing arts and crafts at meetings and is limited in its scope of activities.----- On the contrary, Cub Scouting has a wide variety of activities. See #3.
AND the number one reason “why my son can’t join Cub Scouts” is:
# 1. Cub Scouting is too much of a time commitment for my son and I. ---- Cub Scouting is an activity that continues all year long. If you are unable to attend meetings due to other commitments, you can always attend the next meeting. Each and every activity is fun and productive on its own. Some events may be related but missing some does not make the others less valuable. Your son can join now and attend later; your son can join later if his schedule is too full now.
Come Join the Adventure that is Cub Scouting!!
For more information please contact Mr. Ron Lewis, Cubmaster, OLV Pack 909 at 276-8542.