The Cub Scout program provides a common community for boys and girls from kindergarten to 5th grade to learn, take risks and grow in a safe, fun, group environment. For more information about Cub Scouts, program structure, adult leadership and training, and resources follow this link.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Estimated Program Costs
When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members! Costs may be offset by unit fundraising (such as popcorn sales) and other available scholarship funds. Cub Scout Packs handle these costs (with the exception of annual registration) on an individual basis. Please contact your Pack leadership for details. Typical costs may include but are not limited to the following:
- Annual registration fee of $33
- Boys’ Life magazine subscription (optional $12 per year)
- One time uniform cost (Lions purchase a t-shirt)
- Annual handbook ($15)
- Pack and/or Den due
Scoutbook Mobile App
Scout advancement tracking and more.
Adult Leader Training Opportunities
All adult leadership opportunities require position-specific training in addition to Youth Protection Training. All direct-contact leaders are required to complete basic training in order for their units to recharter each year. Direct-contact leaders include: Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster. Studies have shown a positive correlation between a successful and thriving unit, and a trained adult leadership staff. Training opportunities are available in a number of ways:
- Online via my.scouting.org
- District training events are available for in-person trainings
Youth Protection Training
The Boy Scouts of America requires Youth Protection training for all volunteers. The purpose of this policy is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist in Scouting. All Scouting adults take the same Youth Protection Training
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
- Click here for training instructions
To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting keep your family safe, see the Parent’s Guide in any of the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or click here to go the National BSA Guide to Youth Protection and Adult Leadership.