Advice for First Time Scout Parents

If you’re new to Pack 23, then you might be wondering what the future looks like with your son or daughter in Cub Scouts. Scouting is filled with adventure as the Pack guides your child to help build confidence and character. We polled our experienced parents to put together advice for first-time Scout parents.

  • A Pack or Den can only be as active as the parents help it to be. The Pack relies on volunteers to help make the program happen.
  • Understand that this is a family activity; or, at least a Parent-Child activity. Your child will get so much more out of it if you attend with him or her, as opposed to just dropping your scout off. “LET’S go to Cub Scouts!” is so much more fun than, “You’re going to Cub Scouts.”
  • If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.
  • Look through their books frequently. There are many requirements and electives that can be signed off just by their day-to-day life and school. The activities are also available online at Scoutbook.
  • Step up and enjoy the ride!
  • Savor every moment! It goes by so fast!
  • Go to every meeting, be a part of every activity, and do as much with your child as possible. It may seem like a significant amount of time and effort in an already exhausting world; however, when you look back at these times they will be among the best and most rewarding memories and experiences of your entire life!
  • The Cub Master and Den Leaders are all VOLUNTEERS. No one gets paid. If you see them doing something that you wouldn’t want to do alone, then PLEASE lend a hand. Your helpfulness and gratitude go a long way!