Does your son like being outdoors, learning about nature, new games, sports and camping? Is he in the 1st through 5th grade (6 years old to 10 years old)? If you answered yes and are living in Singapore, then Cub Scouts Pack 3017 (part of Boys Scouts of America) may be of interest to you!
What is Cub Scouts
The Cub Scout program is a fun and educational experience for boys that is focused on values. Cub Scouts was established in the 1930’s and is part of the worldwide Scouting movement, which aims to promote character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills and developing a spirit of community service.
Comprised of over 100 active Scouts, Singapore Cub Scout Pack 3017 has boys representing diverse nationalities and draws from (primarily international) schools across Singapore. Cub Scouts follow the Boy Scouts of America program, starting in grade 1 with Tiger Scouts, and continuing through grade 5 with Webelo. After the 5th grade, Cub Scouts then move up to one of the two local Singapore Boy Scout of America troops.
Super Note: You do not have to be American to join, all nationalities are welcome. 🙂
Cub Scouts Singapore Pack 3017
As part of the Cub Scout organization, your son will be part of a unique pack and den that is specific to your location. In Singapore, the Cub Scouts belong to Pack 3017. The pack is divided into smaller groups dens based on the age and area in which you reside (East, West, Central, etc.). Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in the den are in the same grade and belong to different international / local schools around Singapore.
Adults attend meetings with their Scout and are also encouraged to participate as both pack and den leaders. In addition to adult leadership, Boys Scouts of America work side by side with Cub Scouts and serve as role models for the younger boys.
Cub Scouts Do Things & Go Places
Throughout the year, Cub Scouts participate in a variety of activities. Some of the activities include, visiting places of interest, nature hikes, learning to tie knots, shooting bow & arrows, learning the latest technology, playing sports, going on a camping trip, bike riding, community service and many other fun and exciting activities.
Cub Scouts also encourages “learning by doing”, including building a pinewood derby car and racing it on the track, building a sailboat or trimaran and racing it in the raingutter regatta, building a bonfire, and much more.
Earn Badges & Awards
Scouts are able to earn badges and awards upon completion of an accomplishment or the learning of a new skill. Sometimes the reward is a loop for their belt, a pin, patch or trophy. Awards are prominently displayed on the Cub Scout uniform, which Scouts wear with pride.
Awards are distributed at monthly pack meetings where each den gets a chance to participate and be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments.
How To Join Cub Scouts in Singapore
Super Note: Registration for each term begins in August at the beginning of the school year, however Cub Scouts does accept rolling enrollment if space is available in a den. Email for more information.
Zayden belongs to Cub Scout Pack 3017 and absolutely loves it! He joined as a Tiger Scout in the 1st grade and we are continuing this year with our same Den. Our Den participated in many fun and educational activities throughout the year. Including an overnight camping trip in January (yes, we went camping in Singapore and had a blast)!
In addition to all the new experiences, we as a family have made many friends in Cub Scouts and look forward to each activity. The time commitment for Cub Scouts is only twice a month and very manageable in our already packed schedule. I am also a Co-Den Leader and really enjoy helping and organizing the activities for the boys.
Cub Scouts is a great place for boys to learn essential life and leadership skills, which has both a positive impact on their social and educational development. I definitely recommend checking out Cub Scouts and seeing if it is a fit for your son.
If you are still unsure about joining, please feel free to leave me a comment or message me – happy to answer any questions you might have.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Pack meetings if you decide to join. 🙂