||Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth
Boys and girls who are older
than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub
Scouting, but they are eligible to join the Scouts
Boys and girls aged 14 or older can join the Venturing,
Sea Scout, or Exploring program.
|Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts is a year-round family program designed for
kindergarten through fifth grade youth. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a neighborhood group of six to eight
Dens of Lion Cubs (kindergarteners),
Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cubs (second-graders), Bear Cubs (third-graders),
Webelos (fourth-graders) and Arrow of Light (fifth-graders)
usually meet weekly to do crafts and projects and work on their
advancement through Cub adventures.
For information on Cub Advancement, see our Advancement
Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee. The committee includes parents of
Cubs in the pack and members of the chartered organization.
At Pack meetings, Cubs receive the advancement awards they've
earned since the last meeting, and take part in ceremonies,
activities and games.
The Pinewood Derby is a favorite activity
for Cub Scouts
Cubs build and race their own Pinewood Derby cars
At the Rocket Derby, Cubs can launch model rockets
Cubs can also build and race boats in the Raingutter Regatta
for Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts can attend a variety of camps and weekend events,
usually with an adult partner. There are several Cub Adventure
Weekends each year, in which the Cubs take part in games and
activities on a fun theme. Every summer there are Cub Day Camps
at a number of locations around the District and Council, and
also overnight Resident Camps at Camp Barton on Cayuga Lake and
Camp Tuscarora in Deposit.
Cub Scout camps usually include many
activities, such as archery, crafts, nature, sports and other
things Cubs love to do!
Cub Camps involve the Cub Scouts in
interesting themes, such as knights in armor or the Wild West -
they're all different, and all fun!
The Camp Barton 2011 Resident Camp was set in
Barton Flats during the 1848 California Gold Rush - see
here for pictures.
Our 2012 Cub Camp was at Scotland's Castle
Frontenac in the year 1212 for The Quest for the Barton Grail. See here for the story of
the camp, with lots of pictures.
In 2013, we went to Barton Hall in foggy 1913
London, where the Cubs solved mysteries
with Barton Holmes, Sherlock's brother, in A Study in
Azure. See here for the mystery,
The 2014 Cub Resident Camp theme was Leatherstocking
Tales, as Camp Barton became Fort Barton on the frontier.
You can find the story here.
In 2015 the Space Invaders came to Camp
Barton. See here for the
For the 2016 Cub Resident Camp, Camp Barton became Cretaceous
Camp, and dinosaurs roamed the gorge...
In 2017 the Cubs graduated from the Barton
School of Mystery and Magic.
In 2018, we had a Rocky Mountain
For 2019, the Cubs will go on A Knight's
See our District Scrapbook page
to see more pictures of the fun our Cubs had at Cub Weekends and
Camps over the last few years.
Cub Scouts can attend day activities sponsored by the District
or Council, where Cubs can
earn many different Adventure belt loops.
The Fall Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Barton usually has a Halloween theme - Boo
A note on girls in Cub Scouts
Girls, from kindergarten to fourth
grade, can join Cub Scouts in a Pack which chooses to
participate in Family Scouting. Each den within a pack which chooses to accept
both boys and girls will be single-gender. Sponsors may also
choose to keep their pack as a boys-only pack, and/or may choose
to sponsor a new girls-only pack. Unless noted otherwise in the list of
packs below, all of our District Packs have dens for
between 11-17 years of age are eligible to join Scouts
BSA - for more information, see that page. The older-youth
BSA programs, Venturing and Exploring,
have been co-ed for many years, and remain open to both boys and
girls from 14-20.
For more information on Cub Scouting, see:
There's a Cub Pack Near You!
Packs in Cortland County
City of Cortland
- Quentin Giles (607) 745 - 1473
Homer American Legion, third Mon, 6:00 pm
Note: Pack 85 is for boys only.
Homer Elementary School, Wednesdays 6:30PM
Jennah Gallagher, Cubmaster
Note: Pack 1 is for girls only.
- Pack 90 - Currently not meeting
McGraw - Pack 91
Brad Billings 607-745-2571
Church, Sun, 4:00 pm
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many, if not most, Cub packs have
stopped meeting in person, or meet outdoors or in small groups. Others
have suspended operations until the pandemic is past.
Contact the pack in question for their current meeting status.
If you are interested in starting a new Pack, Troop or Crew
in your area, please contact the Taughannock District Executive
or Cub Scout Associate at DE@TompkinsCortlandScouts.org
Packs in Tompkins County
City of Ithaca
Pack 4 - Robin
Pack meets once a month at First Congregational Church, Sat,
4-6PM - dens meet weekly or bi-weekly
at various locations
Pack 55 -
Ellis Hollow Community Center
Pack meetings: Last Tuesday of each month,
at various locations
Geoff VanFleet- 607-229-7692
Dryden - Pack 24
- currently not meeting
- Pack 46 - currently not meeting
- Pack 10 - Facebook
Facebook messenger: @grotonnycubscoutspack10
Shana Snyder 607-591-9565 email@example.com
Groton Elementary School, Wednesdays
48 - Facebook
Matt Hektor firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saint’s Church, Tues, 6:30 pm
(one meeting a month is a Pack meeting).
Newfield - Pack 34
Ben Lapierre - Cubmaster
Pack meetings are at Masonic Temple, Dens meet at different
locations, Mondays at 6:00PM
Trumansburg - Pack 3
Karen Salino (607) 277-5509 email@example.com
Post 770 American Legion - Last
Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM.