Parents are extremely important in Cub Scouts. The most important help that you, as a parent, can give your Scout is to work with him/her on their Cub Scouting activities – both at home and in den meetings. It is also important for you to attend the monthly pack meetings and celebrate their achievements. Your role as a parent is the secret to a successful Cub Scouting program!
Parents are not only important to the Scout, but to the Pack. The Den and the Pack rely on parent participation to run a successful program. Cub Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Parent volunteers provide all of the leadership, plan and conduct activities, and help lead meetings and activities. Accordingly, in order for your child to participate in the pack, parents must donate their time to a pack volunteer role. We recognize that parents are busy and thus offer many ways of volunteering, with different levels of time commitment.
Volunteering is an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. You will have an opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of your child and their friends. Cub Scouting allows parents to impart life skills in a fun, adventure-focused program. And Scouting has something to offer parents too. Parents usually learn new skills alongside their child or rekindle love of activities they used to do as a kid. Scouting provides a spot to learn and make friends, not just for Scouts but for their parents too.