Mansfield Cub Scouts live in a great part of the country for getting outdoors often. In fact, Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting; citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
We also enjoy a “soft event” or extra activity once per month. Some past activities have included campouts at local parks, including Dinosaur Valley, sleepovers on the U.S.S. Lexington, NASA, the Mavericks at the AAC, Raingutter Regatta’s, Pinewood Derbies, a U.S. Mint tour, Hawaiian Falls, rocket launches and more.
Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. For our Mansfield Cub Scout Pack 1993, the most important activities are the biweekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program provides the opportunity
for boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship, and have
fun. Participation in the program allows boys to be recognized for physical fitness and talent-building
Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that
brings Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts into the great out-of-doors. Day camping comes to the
boy in neighborhoods across the country; resident camping is at least a three-day experience in which Cub
Scouts and Webelos Scouts camp within a developed theme of adventure and excitement. "Cub Scout Worlds"
are used by many councils to carry the world of imagination into reality with actual theme structures of
castles, forts, ships, etc. Cub Scout pack families enjoy camping in local council camps and other council
-approved campsites. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with
others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.
Volunteers are informed of national news and events through Scouting magazine
(circulation 900,000). Boys may subscribe to Boys' Life magazine (circulation 1.3 million). Both are
published by the Boy Scouts of America. Also available are a number of youth and leader publications,
including the Tiger Cub Handbook, Wolf Handbook, Bear Handbook, Webelos Handbook, Cub Scout Leader
Book, Cub Scout Leader How-to Book, Cub Scout Program Helps, and Webelos Leader Guide.
Who Pays For It?
Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are the boys and their
parents, the pack, the chartered organization, and the community. The boy is encouraged to pay his
own way by contributing dues each week. Packs also obtain income by working on approved money-earning
projects. The community, including parents, supports Cub Scouting through the United Way, Friends
of Scouting enrollment, bequests, and special contributions to the BSA local council. This financial
support provides leadership training, outdoor programs, council service centers and other facilities,
and professional service for units.
Cub Scout Pack 1993
Longhorn Council, Mansfield, Texas