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piog..About Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts..

I am considering activities for my 8 year old since he just became homeschooled, and would like to know more about Cub or Boy Scouts from families involved.

Can you join anytime?

What exactly do they do at meetings?

Do the parents stay?

Any other pertinent info?


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Asked by bookmommy at 1:36 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Usually they enroll at the beginning of the school year. Sometimes it is possible to join anytime. Parents are usually encouraged to stay and participate or help. But it is not required. Opening ceremony, activity, snack, awards, closing ceremony. This is just general.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 1:46 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Honestly - there are program consistent components, but much of what you are asking is going to be up to the den leader. The best way to find out about the type of program your son can expect is to call your local BSA council and ask if he can visit a den meeting.

    My 8 year old is a cub scout. Our pack has rolling admission. We had three boys join in May last year. Parents do stay at our den meeting but not every den does this. A typical meeting involves an opening ceremony, activities surrounding their achievement requirements to earn their current level badge - this year DS is a Bear Cub so his den uses the Bear handbook and devotes meeting time to completing activities together. Other times they work on a specific belt loop or badge. Once a month we have Pack meetings which tend to be bigger activities, award ceremony, etc. DS's den meetings once a week. Pack is once a month.

    Answer by ldmrmom at 5:20 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • oh i can't wait to get my ds into boy scouts!!! he is 5 now, but he will LOVE it!

    Answer by mama2bof2 at 6:34 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

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