Frequently Asked Questions - Joining Cub Scouts


Citizenship is not required of youth or adult members.

If you live outside the United States and are not a U.S. citizen, it may be more beneficial to join the Scouting association in your own nation. The World Organization of the Scout Movement provides contact information for all national Scouting organizations on its Web site at www.scout.org.

In rare instances where there actually is no pack in your area—which generally occurs only in rural areas or overseas locations—a single youth can become a Lone Cub Scout, working with an adult mentor to pursue the advancement program, and participating in activities with nearby packs when possible.

In most instances, yes: there are tens of thousands of Cub Scout packs in the United States and its territories, as well as packs that serve the families of U.S. citizens who live overseas. The "find a pack" feature at www.joincubscouting.org will show you a sample of the units in your area.

If you live around Eldersburg or Sykesville, we would love for you to join our pack!

Express your interest to the pack leaders—the Cubmaster or other Den Leaders. Currently we are in need of a Fundraising Chairman as well as a Den Leader for next year's Tiger den.

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting or Venturing program.