Cub Scouts are separated into groups by grade; these groups are called dens. Sometimes, we have more than one den per grade group. Cub Scouts engage in age-appropriate activities with their dens.
Lion: Must be kindergarten-aged or in the year before first grade, or be age 5. A parent or guardian must be with a Lion at all times.
Tiger: For first graders (or those age 7). A parent or guardian must be with a Tiger at all times.
Wolf: For second graders (or those age 8.) Wolves and above may attend activities without their parents or guardians, as long as Youth Protection guidelines are followed, and leaders approve.
Bear: For third graders (or those age 9).
Webelos: For fourth and fifth graders. Must be age 10 but not yet 11 1/2.
(If your child's age does not match his grade, please talk with us. We can work together to figure out the best solution.)
Dens come together for meetings and activities. Dens usually meet once per month, but may meet more or less often—whatever works best for the families involved. Some activities are for one den; some are for certain dens; and some are for the whole pack. We try to be as inclusive as possible.
We also have monthly pack meetings where all the dens gather at the same time. We do lots of fun things at pack meetings, and that's also where Cub Scouts are presented with the awards they earn.
[In the picture: a color guard consisting of (from left) a second-year Webelos, working on his Arrow of Light; a Wolf; and two first-year Webelos Scouts.]