Cub Scouting is a fun, family-oriented program that welcomes boys and girls in Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Unlike sports, scouting offers year-round activities and events such as camping, hiking, fishing and much more!
Scouts, siblings, and parents will compete in several derbies during the year. Model rockets are assembled and launched in an open field at the Rocket Derby. Blocks of wood are transformed in to model cars and can reach up to 20mph at the Pinewood Derby. That’s pretty fast for a car made out of a block of wood! Catamaran model boat kits with creatively designed and decorated sails are raced down a ten-foot-long inflatable track at the Raingutter Regatta. All derby participants receive an award because “Everyone is a Winner in Pack 246!”
Cub Scout Pack 246 has been serving the community for over 20 years, and we always put the Outing in Scouting! Each month the Pack hosts an event for the scouts and their family to participate in, such as Community Service Projects, End of Year Celebrations, and Navy Fleet Weeks. Some of the many opportunities that we offer throughout the year include camping at Kennedy Space Center, Disney, and Zoo Miami, where scouts and their families can create unique and unforgettable memories. Even sporting events are on our schedule, in which we get discounted rates to attend Scout Nights at the Florida Panthers, Marlins, and Miami Dolphins games.
Besides offering numerous fun activities for scouts, Cub Scouting was also designed to develop character, citizenship, leadership, life skills, and fitness in youth. For their leadership development, our program prepares Scouts by teaching them to take responsibility and to lead by example. Through the outdoor adventures offered by our Pack, we also prepare our Scouts by encouraging them to live an active, healthy lifestyle, and to enjoy the great outdoors. Scouts will also learn the importance of citizenship by participating in community service. Whether its collecting food or cleaning a park, each community service project teaches the importance of being a valuable citizen.
Scouting can also help the youth with their personal growth and development. They will commit and practice the 12 points of the Scout Law on a daily basis: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. They also learn useful skills that will prepare them for life, such as knot-tying, fire-starting, and the ability to develop long-lasting friendships. Joining Cub Scouts also gives young individuals the opportunity to continue on into Boy Scouts, where they can hopefully earn the elusive rank of Eagle Scout, a highly prestigious and widely esteemed honor that is very beneficial when pursuing a future career. Many former Eagle Scouts describe Scouting as an adventure of a lifetime, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
Registration is open year-round. Pack 246 is based in Coral Springs/Parkland, however, there are several Scouting units in the Sawgrass District (Broward/Dade). Please contact us at 954-914-5137 for additional information on Pack 246, or feel free to visit www.beascout.org to find your local Scouting unit.