Welcome to Family Scouting. Whether you and your Family are new or returning members of Pack 210, we want this year of your Familys Scouting experience to be a quality one. We have created this webpage in order to help your family get the most of your Scouting experience. Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program designed for youth who are in the kindergarten through fifth grade (or are between 5 and 10 years of age).

Your Role as a Parent:

Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to take part in activities with your child that you normally couldn't do. It provides a positive way for parent and children to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your involvement is vital to the program's success.

Some specific things you can do to help your Scout in Cub Scouting are
  1. Work with your child on projects
  2. Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail
  3. Participate in monthly pack meetings
  4. Go on family campouts and outings with your family
  5. Provide support for your Scouts den and pack
  6. Do the Youth Protection Training. Please click on the training tab and follow the direction to complete your Youth Protection Training.

The Cub Scout years are developing years for youth, falling between the dependence of early childhood and the relative independence of early adolescence. As they grow your Scout will gain the ability to do more things "on there own," but at this stage ofthere development, your help is critical.

Work with your Scout on projects
Scouts often start projects at den meetings and finish them at home with the help of a parent. Such projects become the catalyst for parents and youth—often joined by siblings and friends—to interact with each other in an informal, relaxed way. Because the purpose of projects is to teach a youth new skills, a project will challenge a Scout to do tasks that they hasn't currently mastered. It's not uncommon, therefore, for a youth to need help from there family to do some of these projects. In Cub Scouting, Scouts are not expected to do things entirely on their own. So long as the Scout does there best to do as much as there capable of, it's perfectly acceptable for a parent or sibling to help with the tasks there unable to do on there own.
Help your Scout along the advancement trail
The advancement plan is designed for parents to use to create a learning environment in their home. With the Cub Scout handbooks as a resource, parents and Scout work together to do the achievements required for each badge. The advancement plan provides fun for the Scout, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with them on advancement projects. While Cub Scouts will learn skills and begin work on projects in their weekly den meetings, the parent remains at the center of the advancement program. As each task is done or each skill is demonstrated, the parent signs the Cub Scout's handbook to record its completion. And when the Scout has completed all the requirements to earn an award, the parent presents that award at the next monthly pack meeting.
Participate in monthly pack meetings
The weekly den meetings are for Cub Scouts and their adult leader. The pack meeting is for the entire family of every Cub Scout. At pack meetings, parents see their Scout in action with their friends, meet other parents, and join with neighbors in caring and sharing. These types of opportunities are scarce, and pack meetings highlight how Cub Scouting teaches cooperation and collaboration. The pack meeting is also a monthly showcase for all that the Scouts have worked on in their den meetings. Craft projects are on display, skills are demonstrated, and skits are performed to show the Scouts' command of the monthly theme. While Scouts at this age seem to be struggling toward independence, having the approval of their parents and other adults whom they admire remains important to them—so your presence at these meetings is critical to underscore the importance of the lessons your Scout has learned.
Go on family campouts with your Scout
Besides being fun, family camping is a chance for quality time together and an enriched family life. This program is a recreational opportunity—it's not on a tight time schedule. Family leadership rests with the adult member(s). This leadership might be yielded from time to time as the family chooses to take part in activities, such as swimming, where specific camp policies must be followed for safety and proper operation.
Provide support for your Scout's den and pack
It’s important to remember that the adult leaders of your Scout's den and pack are volunteers who give their own time to provide a quality program for your Scout. While they have been carefully selected and extensively trained for their roles, there are always times when they could use help from parents in the pack. Pack events such as the pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, or field days take a lot of effort—more than the monthly meetings. The pack's leaders would likely welcome any help you can give. Likewise, den leaders will be grateful to parents who can lend a hand with field trips and outings. By pitching in as needed, you can show your Scout the importance of helping others. So be on the lookout for opportunities for you to help the den, the pack, and its leaders


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