What are some typical Scouting activities? Many people have heard about camping and learning how to tie knots, but Scouting offers so much more. The best part is, Scouting offers value based learning opportunites that are fun and enjoyable for the whole family.
Den Meetings—Weekly Cub Scout meetings with boys his own age that include a mixture of games, crafts, education, and a sense of belonging.
Pack Meetings—A once a month meeting where many Dens get together for fun activities, to compete against one another, and to celebrate achievements and advancements over the last month.
Cuborees—The Dan Beard Council and districts plan cuborees and other outings during the year that give Scouts an opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in competitive events with other packs and kids their age. Register by clicking one of the dates to the right or at www.danbeard.org.
Scout Tour—The Dan Beard Council has partnered with many organizations around the city such as the Cincinnati Reds, Kings Island, the Florence Freedom, the Cincinnati Cyclones, and more. Get great Scout discounts to events and enjoy special Scout perks such as sleeping overnight on the field or getting behind the scenes tours of roller coasters.
Camping—A full size modern pioneer fort, a midevil castle, a miner's camp, and a mountain man village are just a few of the cool highlights while at summer camp. An adventure experience includes plenty of fun activities such as archery, swimming, and learning about the outdoors at the nature center. Plenty of adventures await at day camps, twilight camps, and Fun with Son camps throughout the course of the summer.
Cub Scout Derbies—Race a model car, sailboat, or miniature rocket in a Cub Scout derby—the pinewood derby, raingutter regatta, or space derby.
Day hikes—Reasonably short hikes (1 to 10 miles) in terrain without a lot of elevation gain or loss.
The Cuboree is an exciting and important simple overnight camping experience that gives you and your son your first opportunity to experience Scouting and everything it has to offer through activities like camping, games, crafts, campfires, and quality time with the family. In addition, new parents will have the opportunity to receive some basic training and information to learn about Scouting the morning after the campout. Below is a list of upcoming Cuborees. Feel free to attend any Cuboree that fits your schedule or all of them if you like.
|William Henry Harrison||Sept. 28-29||Mt. Airy Forest (Cincinnati)|
|Trailblazer||Sept. 28-29||Cincinnati/NKY Airport (Hebron)|
|Maketewa||Oct. 4-5||St. Rita's School for the Deaf (Evendale)|
|Blue Jacket (Session 1)||Oct. 4-5||Cub World (Loveland)|
|Blue Jacket (Session 2)||Oct. 5-6||Cub World (Loveland)|
|US Grant||Oct. 5-6||Antique Machinery Showgrounds (Georgetown)|
|Ft. Hamilton||Oct. 11-12||Camp Timberhill (Fairfield/Hamilton)|
|Hopewell||Oct. 12-13||Camp Friedlander (Loveland)|