Cub Scouting

(Ages 8 through 10)


 

When properly carried out, Cub Scouting is a fun, home-centered activity program. Parental involvement and help is a key to success in this program (see Scouting Handbook, 4). The Church does not sponsor Scouting for boys younger than 8 (see Handbook 2, 11.5.3). Boys advance on their birthdays. No Scout-sponsored overnight camping should be planned for boys under age 11 (see Scouting Handbook, 4).


Faith in God

Church activities should be planned to fulfill gospel-centered purposes. To maintain a gospel focus in Scout activities, leaders use the Faith in God for Boys guidebook as one of their resources (see Handbook 2, 11.5.3). The Faith in God program should be coordinated with Scouting to lay a foundation that prepares a boy to keep his baptismal covenants, better serve his family, and receive the priesthood (see Scouting Handbook, 4).

Faith in God is the activity program for the worldwide Church and is meant to be used along with Scouting in the United States and Canada. If you are new to Scouting and are not sure where to begin, you could plan activities for your Scouts by using the Faith in God for Boys guidebook.

Faith in God and Scouting


Activity Correlation Suggestions

FAITH IN GODWOLFBEARWEBELOS AND ARROW OF LIGHT
Learning and Living the Gospel
In a family home evening, teach others about things we can do to remain faithful.Required
Duty to God Footsteps 1b, 2a
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2c, 2d
Required
Duty to God and You 2b, 2c
Duty to God in Action 2a, 2b
Give a family home evening lesson on Joseph Smith’s First Vision.  Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b, 2d
Required
Duty to God in Action 2d
Read a recent conference address given by the prophet.
Decide what you can do to follow the prophet, and do it.
Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2a
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b
 
Give an opening and a closing prayer in family home evening or Primary. Share your feelings about how prayer protects us and helps us to stay close to Heavenly Father and the Savior. Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2d
  
Tell a story from the Book of Mormon that teaches faith in Jesus Christ. Share your testimony of the Savior. Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2b
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b
Required
Duty to God in Action 2d
Read D&C 89. Discuss how Heavenly Father blesses us when we faithfully live the Word of Wisdom. Help plan and conduct and activity to teach the Word of Wisdom to others.Required
Running with the Pack 6
Paws of Skill 1
Required
Bear Necessities 5

Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 1a
Required
Cast Iron Chef 4
Stronger, Faster, Higher 4
Prepare a pedigree chart. Prepare a family group record for your family and share a family story.   Required
Duty to God in Action 2d

Elective
Project Family 1, 2
Learn to sing “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 239). Explain what agency is and what it means to be responsible for your choices. Discuss how making good choices has helped you develop greater faith.Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2c
  
Serving Others
Plan and complete a service project that helps a family member or neighbor.Required
Council Fire 3, 5b
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2a
Paws for Action 3b
Required
Webelos Walkabout 7
Building a Better World 8
Duty to God in Action 2e

Elective
Aware and Care 7a, 7g, 7h
Fix It 4
Project Family 4, 5
Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grandparents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them. Required
Council Fire 4

Elective
Collections and Hobbies 5
Hometown Heroes 4
  
Make a list of the qualities you like in a person. Choose one quality to develop in yourself. Discuss how showing respect and kindness strengthens you, your family, and others.Elective
Hometown Heroes 1, 3
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b
 
Plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal.Required
Running with the Pack 6
Required
Bear Necessities 5

Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 2a, 2b
Required
Cast Iron Chef 2
Webelos Walkabout 4

Elective
Castaway 1b
Project Family 4c
Entertain young children with songs or games you have learned or made yourself.Elective
Adventures in Coins 5
Code of the Wolf 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b
Required
Grin and Bear It 3
Paws for Action 2bv

Elective
Marble Madness 2, 5, 6, 7
Roaring Laughter 3, 4
Required
Stronger, Faster, Higher 5

Elective
Aware and Care 7h
Castaway 2c, 2d, 2e
Game Design 4
Into the Wild 9b
Maestro! 3d
Project Family 7
Learn about and practice good manners and courtesy.Required
Paws on the Path 5
 Required
Webelos Walkabout 5
Camper 7
Scouting Adventure 1a, 1b

Elective
Aware and Care 6
Moviemaking 2
Sportsman 4
Plan and hold a parent-child activity.Required
Call of the Wild 3
Paws on the Path 6

Elective
Code of the Wolf 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a,
2b,3b
Finding Your Way 5
Hometown Heroes 4
Running with the Pack 4
...many more
Required
Bear Necessities 6
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns 1, 3, 4, 7
Paws for Action 2biv

Elective
Marble Madness 2, 5, 7
A Bear Goes Fishing 3, 4
Roaring Laughter 3, 4, 5
Salmon Run 6
...many more
Required
First Responder 7
Webelos Walkabout 6
Building a Better World 5
Camper 6
Scouting Adventure 2, 4

Elective
Art Explosion 1
Earth Rocks! 2, 4, 5, 7
Fix It 4
Into the Wild 9a
Into the Woods 4
Project Family 5, 6, 7
...many more
Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others. Required
Call of the Wild 7
Council Fire 2b, 2c, 5a, 5b
Paws on the Path 5

Elective
Cubs Who Care 2c
Paws of Skill 5
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2c
Paws for Action 1c
Required
Webelos Walkabout 5
Building a Better World 1, 2, 3
Camper 7
Scouting Adventure 1a, 1b

Elective
Build My Own Hero 2
Moviemaking 2
Sportsman 4
Developing Talents
Learn how to budget and save money.Required
Running with the Pack 6
Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 1c
Required
Cast Iron Chef 3
Building a Better World 5
Learn to sing, play, or lead a song from the Children’s Songbook. Teach or share the song in a family home evening or at Primary.Required
Call of the Wild 6
Duty to God Footsteps 2c
Required
Bear Necessities 2
Elective
Maestro! 2c, 3a, 3e
Write a poem, story, or short play that teaches a principle of the gospel or is about Heavenly Father’s creations. Required
Call of the Wild 6
Howling at the Moon 2
Elective
Beat of the Drum 2
Roaring Laughter 3
Elective
Art Explosion 3i
Moviemaking 1, 2
Make an item from wood, metal, fabric, or other material or draw, paint, or sculpt a piece of art. Display your finished work for others to see.Required
Council Fire 5c

Elective
Air of the Wolf 1cii, 2b, 3b, 4
Motor Away 1, 2, 3
Required
Bear Claws 3
Baloo the Builder 3
Beat of the Drum 3, 4, 5
Make It Move 2, 3, 4
Marble Madness 4, 8
Robotics 3, 4
A World of Sound 1, 2, 3
Elective
Adventures in Science 3c, 3d
Art Explosion 2, 3, 4
Build It 2
Engineer 2, 4
Maestro! 2a, 2b
Visit an art museum or attend a concert, play, or other cultural event. Share your experience with your family or activity day group.Elective
Collections and Hobbies 3
Cubs Who Care 2h
Required
Paws for Action 1b

Elective
Beat of the Drum 6
Elective
Adventures in Science 2
Art Explosion 1
Aware and Care 7c
Maestro! 1a
List five things you can do to help around your home.Elective
Spirit of the Water 2
 Elective
Fix It 4
Project Family 3, 4, 6
Plan and participate in a physical fitness program for yourself that may include learning to play a sport or game. Participate in the program for one month.Elective
Paws of Skill 1, 3
 Required
Stronger, Faster, Higher 3, 4, 6

Elective
Sportsman 2, 3
Learn about and practice good nutrition, good health, and good grooming, including modest dress.Required
Running with the Pack 6
Required
Bear Necessities 5

Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 1a, 1b, 3
Required
Cast Iron Chef 2
Webelos Walkabout 4

How Does a Boy Earn the Religious Square Knot Patch?

  • He fulfills the basic requirements in the Faith in God for Boys guidebook.
  • He completes all seven activities marked with the square knot icon in the Faith in God for Boys guidebook. (Note: The second square knot icon on page 9 has been omitted and replaced by the activity immediately preceding it: Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others.)
  • The religious square knot must be earned before a boy turns 11 years old. It is recommended that it be earned in the Bear or Webelos years.
  • The square knot is usually awarded in a pack meeting.

Can a Webelos Cub Scout earn the Arrow of Light Award without an overnight camp?

Yes. The Cub Scout Webelos Handbook states that one of the Arrow of Light Award requirements is to “participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike” (64; italics added).

What are the changes for Faith in God requirements?

To align the Faith in God program with the new Handbook 2, a few of the requirements have been omitted or revised:

Faith in God for Boys

  • Page 9, bullet 7: Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others.
  • Page 9, bullet 8: Omit (quarterly activities are no longer held).
  • Page 12, bullet 2: Read D&C 20:57–60 and Fulfilling My Duty to God for Aaronic Priesthood Holders: Your Duty to God, page 7.
  • Page 18, paragraph 2: Omit (quarterly activities are no longer held).

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