By Annaleis Smith
Apr 14, 2015

Cub Scouting and Service

Cub Scouting and Service.  Hopefully those are words that go together often.  Cub Scouts are taught that it’s good to give service and in the new Cub Scout program that is even more emphasized. In another article about Cub Scouting and Faith in God, my friend Julia wrote about how well the new program ties into the LDS Faith in God program. One of the things she said in that post was:

“…there is a new emphasis on Cub Scouts serving others…”

Cub Scout ServiceAnd to expand upon that statement she included another great correlation chart that shows how requirements in some of the new adventures are opportunities for service.

“The following table shows how Cub Scout Adventures encourage service projects. Any of these could be made into an individualized Faith in God activity for Serving Others. I have included Tigers here to show how service is utilized in the full Cub Scouting program.

Cub Scouts & Service

Download the above Service Requirments here.

So…can Cub Scouts give service?  Absolutely!  In fact it looks like they will be giving even more than before.  With 4 service projects required for a pack to earn the gold level points on item # 8 on the 2015 JTE form it looks like it really shouldn’t be too hard to earn those 100 points.

Cub Scout service may not be as complicated or as “big” as the older boys might do but it’s important!  We need to teach them young that serving in our community and helping others is part of being a good citizen.  So get those Cub Scouts out helping, teaching and serving others!

Author:  Annaleis Smith | Assistant Council Commissioner for Cub Scouting
Chart Creator:  Julia Oldroyd of the Provo Peaks District

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