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New Scouting Parent/Guardian Information

Welcome parents and families of new and potential Scouts! This page provides a rundown of what you need to know to prepare for your Scouting adventure!

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing programs.

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Serving Today’s Families Through Scouting

In Scouting, children and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. These values come to children in all parts of the Scouting program – all while they’re having a great time with their friends and families! Once you’ve joined Scouting, there are lots of resources available within your new Scouting group, in your local district, and through Grand Canyon Council.


The Foundation of Scouting

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.


Cub Scout Parent Orientation

Cub Scouting

Youth Grades K-5th Grade

Cub Scouting is a year-round, family-friendly program designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 5-10). Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development and personal fitness.


The Basics

Youth Development Program for youth in Kindergarten thru 5th grade

  • Builds Character
  • Teaches Citizenship
  • “Do Your Best”


Why Cub Scouting?

  • Brings the family together
  • Master new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Learn to get along
  • Build self-confidence
  • Service projects to help others
  • FUN!


Cub Scouting Activities

  • Camping
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • Hiking, fishing, and biking
  • Sporting events
  • Cool field trips



  • Den Meetings – Small groups by grade
  • Pack Meetings & Activities – Family events with all dens
  • District & Council Events – Community-wide activities



  • Age based rank – Assigned by grade
  • Awards and badges Recognition – Celebrating achievement and building self-confidence



  • Youth Protection Training
  • Position Specific Training
  • Printed resources


What’s Next?

Learn about your Pack at and Register tonight!


Cub Scout Parent Resources

How to get Involved

No matter how you want to get involved, thank you for making the first move to volunteer with Cub Scouts!

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. Getting everyone involved makes the experience more meaningful for your Cub Scout. There is a place for every parent, legal guardian, or other caring adults who want to help. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the annual registration fee (includes cost of background check), to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process.


Learn More About Adult Leader Training

Scouts BSA Parent Resources

Scouts BSA

Youth 11-17 years old

Designed for ages 11-17, youth in Scouts BSA learn responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs.

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