Cubscouting and Primary
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) scouting program is being discontinued, effective December 31, 2019. You can read the official announcement at here.
We have been instructed to continue the scouting program for our youth for one more year and to continue transitioning youth between dens on their birthday. Later in the year, we will receive further instructions on how to help our youth continue scouting outside of the church. You can find details on how cub scouting is organized at souting.org, and a guide to rank advancement at scouting.org.
For our final year of scouting we will still only have three dens as shown:
- Wolfs: Finished 1st grade or 8 years old
- Bears: 9 years old
- Webelos: 10 & 11 year olds
When working on any of the Duty to God adventures this guide will be helpful: lds.org cub-
We will also encourage and support our 11 year old scout to join in the scouting camp trips and help teach younger scouts though their trail of advancement.
Advancement Outlines for each Den.
Click on the image below to see details on the advancements each den will work toward.
This is known as the Advancement Trail.
Cub scouts are not required to have earned the previous rank in order to earn the next. Each of the ranks in Cub Scouting has its own requirements that are age appropriate, so earning a rank below a Cub Scout’s current grade is not permitted. As a Cub Scout advances through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities they have learned.
Links to different sources to all den requirements:
NOTE: A requirement addendum was published in 2016 for each rank!
Cub Scout Modifications post on blog.scoutingmagazine.org
Wolf handbook on Amazon
Bear handbook on Amazon
Webelos handbook on Amazon
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Den Leaders, parents, guardians, or other caring adult acknowledges the completion of each achievement and records progress through Scoutbook.com. The Cub Scouts can also keep track of their own advancement by signing into Scoutbook.com.
The pack should encourage each den to deliver a year-round program, drawing from both required adventures to support rank advancement and elective adventures to support program enrichment. Elective adventures may be earned during den activities, by a boy with the participation of his family, and during council and district sponsored program opportunities. There is no required order in which adventures must be earned. The sequence is left to the discretion of the den leader and Cubmaster.