Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!
South Pasadena United Methodist Church
699 Monterey Road
South Pasadena, California 91030-3617
We meet every Monday @7:00pm-8:30pm
Lion Den Kinder: 7:30pm-8:00 (8:15) pm
Tiger Den 1st Grader : 7:00pm-8:00pm
Wolf Den 2nd Grader : 7:00pm-8:00pm
Bear Den 3rd Grader: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Webelos Den 4th & 5th grader: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hello, My name is Joan. I’m one of the den leaders (Den Mothers) that provide leadership for my young scouts. I started in 2013 with my son when he join as a tiger scout in 1st grade. Seeing and feeling the enjoyment of watching my son grow and had shown advancement in achievements in a healthier mind, body, and knowledge. I continue to be his leader and now currently leading Lions, Webelos, and assist other dens if necessary in Pack 39. Now that my son had promoted as a Webelos.
I’m truly blessed that I am able to provide leadership for boys who so far been in Tigers to Webelos. Working with their parents, these Scouts earn their Bobcat badge, then start along the trail to next rank to prepare them for Boy Scout.
The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
Cub Scout boys and their families have fun and adventures in a program that builds character while Cub Scouts have a great time with their friends and families:
- Cub Scout Camping – Learn to live in the outdoors. Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.
- Cub Scout Derbies – Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You will get to design your racing vehicle (cars, boats, rockets), work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day.
- Outings and Field Trips – “Outing” is a big part of Scouting. Cub Scouts get out and about with many kinds of outdoor fun, such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation activities.
- Service Projects – Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”
- Life Skills – Cub Scouts learn how to cook, swim, properly care for animals, and much more.
- Rank Advancement & Awards – Cub Scouts can earn more than 65 awards. Whether it’s a rank advancement, Sports or Academics belt loop and pin, or one of the many other individual awards, there is plenty for you to set your sights on.
I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Overview for Parents
When a boy becomes a Cub Scout, he becomes a member of a worldwide youth movement that embraces the values of good citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. Cub Scouting is more than something to do, it is about the boy your son is now, and the person he will become.
Every parent understands the value of spending personal time with his or her children. Yet in our demanding, fast-paced society, we often find ourselves looking back at missed opportunities. More than any other youth program available today, Cub Scouting supports parent and son relationships in ways that result in memories of time well spent together.
The Cub Scout program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. Cub Scouting meets these needs through offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together.
In a recent study by Louis Harris & Associates of New York, parents of Cub Scouts mention that because of Cub Scouting, they share time with their sons by:
- Working on projects together (95%)
- Going places together (91%)
- Talking together (90%)
These experiences are truly time well spent. If such interactions are not made priorities, valuable avenues for a parent to demonstrate love and commitment are lost. A Cub Scout father says, “Scouting gives my son and me a lot of time to talk and share stories about my childhood.” Young boys recognize that the priorities of parents are expressed in how parents spend their time.
Perhaps as important, Cub Scouts learn skills in an environment that includes other boys their age. The boys work together, play together, challenge one another, and encourage one another.
Also in the Harris Study, Cub Scout parents indicated that social skills their boys learned through Cub Scouting included:
- How to get along with others (96%)
- How to respect others’ feelings (95%)
- How to treat others (95%)
Benefits like these cause one Cub Scout mother to summarize Cub Scouting this way: “Scouting helps build self-esteem. It teaches boys about community.” While every parent wants his or her son to have fun experiences in their childhood, fun alone is not enough. Young boys need safe environments and activities that promote strong values and character.
The Harris Study further indicated that when Cub Scout parents identify what they want from Scouting, and what their boys receive, the top five answers included:
- Be in a friendly / safe environment (98%)
- Have fun (97%)
- Develop new skills (96%)
- Learn to respect others (95%)
- Learn moral / ethical values (95%)
Another particularly strong benefit of Cub Scouting is that more than half of pack meetings include activities involving boys of different ethnic backgrounds; and since most boys are in uniform at meetings, boys gain a sense of being part of a team, without the socioeconomic barriers that might otherwise be expressed through attire.
Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.