Start Your Exciting Journey in the Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting in the San Francisco Bay Area is an excellent opportunity for youth and their families to have fun. The Golden Gate Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will help you get started. Boys and girls in scouting engage in hands-on learning and activities to help them grow into their best future selves. Participants earn specific badges to advance through the Cub Scouts and achieve skills and knowledge, preparing them for their present life and what’s to come as they get older. Check the map below to see the communities we proudly serve. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade qualify for Cub Scouts and enjoy adventure, advancement, and camaraderie.

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A Northern California Youth Program with a Mission

The Boy Scouts of America has a mission to prepare youth to make moral and ethical decisions during their lives. We instill this quality in them through the values we teach in our Scout Oath and Law. Scouting has four aims for participants to develop: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. Cub Scouts learn to belong to a den, live the ideals of scouting, advance, serve the community, engage in activities, stay involved with their families, and wear the uniform through various activities and learning opportunities. Our goal is to help active Cub Scouts grow into the best versions of themselves throughout their childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Advancement, Adventures & Awards

Golden Gate Area Council, Boy Scouts of America wants children to have fun as they gain new skills and shape their character. While in the Cub Scouts, they enjoy activities centered around earning belt loops for each grade level. Belt Loops refer to a child’s progress toward Scouting as an advancement. Their adventures include exciting and enriching activities and skillsets, including the six outdoor essentials, first aid, nature, science, hiking, sports, citizenship, and many other categories. After a Cub Scout completes an adventure, they receive recognition of their achievement with an adventure pin or adventure Belt loop. Scouts can also earn a wide array of other awards which may include the recruiter patch, the religious emblem of their faith, conservation, and many other options.

Costs & Benefits of Cub Scouts

Enrolling your child in the Cub Scouts is an investment in their education and future. Scouting’s annual costs are typically lower than most other youth programs, and children reap the benefits of achievement and personal growth in a fun and supportive environment. Scouting has partnered with foundations, colleges, and universities to study our program’s impact, and it is proven to work and benefit your child’s healthy development. Golden Gate Area Council Boy Scouts of America will gladly help you get started in the process of joining one of your local dens.

Fun things we do in Cub Scouts

Camping Connection

For new Cubs & Parents

Tiger Cub
Safari

For Tigers Cub Scouts!

Adventure
Camp

For Wolf, Bear, and Webelos!

Wolf & Bear
Weekend

For Wolf & Bear Cub Scouts

Mom & Cub Weekends

For Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos & Moms!

Cub Day Camps

For ALL Cub Scouts and Webelos!

Scouting for Food

For all Cub Scouts and Webelos

STEM &
NOVA

For Wolves, Bears and Webelos

Pinewood
Derby

For all Cub Scouts and Webelos!

Hikes: Highlander

For ALL Cub Scouts and Webelos!

Hikes: Trail Trekkers

For ALL Cub Scouts and Webelos!

Venturing

Sea Scouts

Exploring

International

Highlander

Shooting Sport

STEM

Scouting for Food

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