BSA Pack # 266

About Us

Suffield Cub Scout members are from West Suffield and Suffield. We are chartered by the West Suffield Congregational Church.

What Is Cub Scouting?

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three traditional membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)

The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun and Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

Membership

Any boy may join after turning 6 years old or after June 1st while completing kindergarten.  The boys joins a Cub Scout Pack and are assigned to a Den. Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), and Webelos Scouts (fourth- and fifth-graders).  Most Dens meet at least once a month in addition to the Pack meeting. Typically, Webelos Scouts meet twice a month in preparation for Boy Scouts. 

Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of the Cubmaster. The Cubmaster creates and runs the program for the boys. A Committee made up of parents of boys in the pack and members of the chartered organization, manage the executive functions of the Pack.