Youth Membership Benefits & Obligations

The Benefits of Youth Membership

  • Access to an active, exciting, fun-filled, and adventuresome program.
  • Authorization to wear a distinctive uniform.
  • Ability to participate in advancement and recognition programs and gain awards for performance.
  • Use of local council long-term camps and Cub Scout day camps with all their facilities.
  • Use of national high-adventure bases.
  • Participation in inter-national, national, and regional events, such as jamborees.
  • Opportunities for training in leadership, Scoutcraft skills, outdoor living skills, citizenship, career awareness, etc.
  • Identification with a large national organization having international affiliations.
  • Association with men and women of character who care about young people.


Obligations of Youth Membership

  • Understand the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack, Scout Oath or Promise and Scout Law, the Varsity Scout Pledge, or the Venturing Code, and intend to live by the principles contained in them.
  • Be an active participant in the program and meetings of the unit.
  • Learn skills in order to become more self-sufficient and to be able to help others.