Advice For First Time Cub Scout Parents
Got some advice for first-time Cub Scout parents?
Here’s what some Scouters in the Cub community had to say over on our Facebook Page:
- A Pack or Den can only be as active as the parents help it to be.
- Understand that this is a family activity. Or at least a Parent-Child activity. Your son will get SO much more out of it if you attend WITH him, as opposed to just dropping him off. “LET’S go to Cub Scouts!” is so much more fun than, “You’re going to Cub Scouts.”
- If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.
- Look through his books. There are so many things that can be signed off just by his day-to-day life and school. The books are available to look at online, so you don’t have to wrestle his from him.
- Step up and enjoy the ride!
- Try to remember that running a Pack is very similar to herding squirrels.
- Savor every moment! It goes by so fast!
- Go to every meeting, be a part of every activity, and do as much with your kid as possible. I know it seems like a ton of time and effort in an already exhausting world, but when you look back at these times, they will be among the best and most rewarding memories and experiences of your entire life!