Fogelsville Cub Scout Pack 72

Family involvement

Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting.  When we speak of parents or families, we are not referring to any particular family structure.  Some boys live with two parents, some live with one parent, some have foster parents, and some live with other relatives or guardians. Whoever a boy calls his family is his family in Cub Scouting.

Families are the basis of our society.  In the family, children learn about love, values, and social interactions while they prepare for today’s world.  Family life has its good times and bad times, but, above all, it is people giving strength to one another when needed, people caring and letting it show, and people leaning on one another.

Cub scouting is a family program.  Family involvement is vital to its success. Cub Scouting gives families an opportunity to spend quality time together.  It is the role of the leader to provide interest, skill, and time in developing a good program.  The family provides help and support for the den and pack.

Here are some examples of family involvement:
- Working with their Cub Scout on advancement projects and activities.
- Attending pack meetings with their Cub Scout.
- Presenting advancement awards to their Cub Scout at pack meetings.
- Becoming a leader.
- Providing ways for their Cub Scout to earn money he needs for den dues.
- Helping at an occasional den meeting on a specific project or activity badge.
- Providing refreshments
- Providing transportation
- Assisting with den outings
- Telephoning
- Helping teach a Webelos activity badge
- Attending a council-organized family campout with their Cub Scout.

You can indicate your interests on the family talent survey form - print the form, fill it out, and hand or send it to the Committee Chairperson your den leader.