Welcome to slcubs.com!
This site is your resource for all things Cub Scout in the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
In 2015, the BSA released a major update to the cub scouting program. Their program updates page continues to be a great resource for informaiton about the cub scout program. Click here to go to that page.
Cub Scouting is a family and home-centered program for boys in the first through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old). Cub Scouting's emphasis is on providing a quality program at the local level, where boys and families are involved. First Grade (or age 7) boys are called Tiger Cubs. Fourth- and fifth-grade (or 10-year-old) boys are called Webelos (WE'll BELOyal Scouts) and participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts.
A description of the various links within this Web page are listed below. Click on the title or on the title listed on the menu bar on the left to go to that page.
Activity Patches - The Council offers a variety opportunities for a Cub Scout boy to have several fun, learning experiences as he discovers the Great Salt Lake Council and earn patches.
Cub Camping - Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts into the world of imagination. Day camping comes to the boy in a developed theme of adventure and excitement. Cub Scout pack members enjoy camping in local council camps. 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. Check here for more information on the various camps that are offered by the Council. Most Cub Scout Camps are located just 2 1/2 miles up Millcreek Canyon.
Leader Awards - Yes leaders can earn awards in Cub Scouting. Check here for a listing of awards that can be earned by Cub Scout leaders.
Trainings - Trained Cub Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. When leaders understand the whysand hows of Cub Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. There is a variety of Cub Scout leader trainings available for leaders. The Trainings site includes dates for all of the various leader trainings.
ALL LEADERS MUST HAVE CURRENT YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING! THERE IS A LINK TO A STEP BY STEP GUIDE IN THE RESOURCES SECTION BELOW.
Roundtables - Feel like you have no idea what to do for the coming month's den or pack meeting? Are you running out of ideas to do with your den? We have the answer! Come to your District Roundtable (pick the district that you would like to see after following the above link) to learn and gain ideas from other leaders who hold the same Scouting position. Share and gain ideas with other Cub Scout leaders from your immediate area. Roundtable is a wonderful experience and it will add spice and life to your program. All District Roundtable Staff should attend Council Roundtable.
Quality Standards - Cub Scouting is a program that should lift and help those who participate in it. Click on this link to read a statement on having a quality program.