Your son is at a critical time in his physical, mental, social, and spiritual development. We believe Scouting is the best program available that develops values in young people. An independent study by Louis Harris & Associates verified our beliefs.
Parents said that after one year in Cub Scouts:
- 80 percent of their sons learned to stay away from drugs, and to help at home.
- 90 percent said Scouting encouraged family togetherness through projects, going places, and talking with each other.
- 95 percent said Scouting provides a safe and friendly environment and created a sense of belonging, and their sons learned to get along with others.
We invite you to accompany your son to School Night to Join Scouting. You will meet other parents whose sons are joining, and learn more about upcoming activities and programs.
Today's youth may have different needs than you had as a child, but one thing is true: They need time with you. Scouting provides a pre-packaged program that helps you maximize the time you will spend with your son.
Find out more on the Scout Parent website.
New to Scouting?
All boys from first through eighth grade are invited to join a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop during our annual membership campaign.
Here are some frequently asked questions about School Night to Join Scouting:
Q: How can I find out when my School Night to Join Scouting be held?
A: Each school district will hold School Night to join Scouting on a designated night. Call the service center to find out when the event will be held at your school.
Q: Where do I sign up?
A: If your son brought home a School Night to Join Scouting flyer from school, the location of the event and a person to contact should be on the bottom of the flyer. Scout units conduct School Night to Join Scouting at or near where they hold regular meetings. This can be at schools, churches or other community organizations.
Q: How do I sign up for Scouting?
A: You and your son can sign up during School Night to Join Scouting. Registration fees vary by unit. All youth members and adult volunteer leaders must fill out a membership application.
The Boy Scouts of America Youth Application can be downloaded in the resources section.
Q: Why join?
A: We believe Scouting is the best program available that develops values and leadership skills in young people.
Q: How is Scouting organized?
A: Here's how boys progress through the Scouting program.
Tiger: For boys in first grade
- Designed for boys and their parents
- Activities based on searching, discovering, and sharing
- Prepares parent and son for Cub Scouting
- Boys and parents work with other families
Cub Scouts: For boys in second or third grade
- Family centered program
- Boys meet regularly in small groups to work on projects
- Learning is achieved through completing tasks to earn badges
- Boys wear uniforms with their badges, play games and sports, and have fun!
Webelos Scouts: For boys in fourth or fifth grade
- Boys start participating in outdoor learning experiences, such as hiking and camping
- Boys meet regularly with adult leaders
- Learning is achieved through hobbies and a life-skills program called activity badges
Boy Scouts: For boys in sixth grade to age 18
- Emphasizes learning through a weekly meeting that prepares the Scout for his monthly outdoor experience
- Learning is achieved through an advancement program
- Interaction with adult leaders and role models
- Boys learn self-reliance, teamwork, and leadership skills
How do I find a Scout Unit?
Check out BeAScout.org to locate a Scouting unit near you.
Contact us through our service center, located in Enid. Contact information can be found here.