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Be Prepared.

It’s more than a motto, it’s a way of life.

The Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. 

Once your child is a Scout, they will encounter many unique and educational experiences. The Scouting program will teach your child outdoor skills, the value of servant leadership and giving back to the community. Scouts develop positive character and leadership traits that will last them a lifetime.

Scouts learn

5-10 year old boys and girls can join Cub Scouts today!

Follow these three simple steps and begin your journey.

  1. Find a Scouting unit using the locator below
  2. Complete a youth application
  3. Start Scouting!

Programs for youth ages 11-20

Scouting has more to offer than Cub Scouts. Learn more about Scouts BSA, Exploring, Venturing, and other programs available to young people ages 11 to 20.

Cub Scout Pack Locator

Enter your location and find a Pack that meets your needs.

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Scouts have the opportunity to do all sorts of fun activities!

Why Scouting?

From the beginning, Scouts learn the Scout Oath and Scout Law. These fundamental principles of Scouting guide young men and women to make moral and ethical decisions for the rest of their lives.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Have you collected all of the character cards?

Scroll over each to see how you can collect them all! Join Cub Scouts today to collect available cards!
Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook page for more information on where you can collect your next character card!

Leona

Where and how can you get your card?
• Attend Cub Fun Day with your Den, Pack or Family!
• Visit Crossroads Outfitters!
Visit Crossroads Outfitters

T.C.

Where and how can you get your card?
• Ask a Cub Scout friend if they have a card for you.
• Find Cub Scouts at Parades, Festivals, Community Events/Booths

Akela

Where and how can you get your card?
• Ask a Cub Scout friend if they have a card for you.
• Find Cub Scouts at Back to School Events
• Participate in Adopt-a-School with Cub Scouts

Baloo

Where and how can you get your card?
• Attend your school's presentation on Cub Scouts at lunchtime.

Woody

Where and how can you get your card?
• Attend your school's presentation on Cub Scouts at lunchtime.

Watson

Where and how can you get your card?
• Attend Cub Fun Day with your Den, Pack or Family!
• More to come...

Pugsley

Where and how can you get your card?
• Ask Cub Scout friends if they have a card for you.
• Find Cub Scouts at Parades, Festivals, Community Events/Booths

Indy

Where and how can you get your card?
• Ask a Cub Scout friend if they have a card for you.
• Find Cub Scouts at Back to School Events
• Participate in Adopt-a-School with Cub Scouts.
For current Unit Leaders, find membership resources at crossroadsbsa.org/membership
Looking to be active in your child’s experience? Through volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, you will work with your child and other youth to build a better future for our country.

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