What to Expect as a Scout

Scouting is usually known for its outdoor program, and for Cub Scouting that means day hikes and camping. The related basic skills needed for those activities are taught over the course of the program, including planning, safety, pocket knife use, fire building, outdoor cooking, tent management, and care of the environment. Meetings often have puzzle and game activities for fun learning.

Scouts make things with crafts, and there are wood building projects. Every year scouts can craft Pinewood Derby cars they use to compete in a big track race. There will be opportunities to participate in skits and perform flag ceremonies. And scouts can visit places in the community like a fire station, animal shelter, or the Alamo to learn about what they do and mean to the community. Over the summer there are Day Camps for cub scouts wanting camp-style activities without the overnight component.