For more than 80 years, Cub Scouts has provided fun for millions of children around the country and that fun awaits your son today!

From launching his own model rocket to roasting the perfect marshmallow, your son will love being a Cub Scout. And the adventures that he will embark on are endless! Camping, swimming, climbing, archery, sports, you name it, Cub Scouts offers it.  Get more involved with your kids in a way that puts the fun first. 

Call us at 262-544-4881 and our helpful staff will connect you to a Cub Scout group near you, or click here to fill out a form with some easy information and we'll contact you!



A Cub Scout holds up his model rocket

Cub Scouts is an active program for boys, first through fifth grade, that encourages learning, friendship, and most of all fun! Boys learn by doing, and there is no end to the fun things that Cub Scouts do with their families, Cub Scout Packs, and at special events. Camp under the stars. Tie knots. Visit a police station. Shoot a bow and arrow. There is no limit to the fun things your Scout will do.



A Cub Scout crosses a bridge 


Boys want to join Scouting because it is fun. But you’ll love it for all the other benefits your son receives. Scouting teaches leadership and character. It builds confidence and social skills. It teaches the value of service and citizenship. And it brings families closer together.



How Does Scouting Work?

Each Scout is a member of a Pack which is broken up into Dens. Dens are groups of 6-10 boys around the same age who meet each week at a local school, place of worship, or other community location. Dens go on fun trips, play games, do service projects, and learn new skills. Parents take leadership roles in the Den and help Scouts earn badges for learning fun, new things. The whole Pack gets together about once a month and attends larger activities together such as a weekend camping trip.

How much does Scouting cost?

Scouting has fees for membership and activities. The annual membership fee is $24 and Boys' Life magazine is an optional $12 plus tax per year. When joining, both of these fees are prorated by month. Other costs vary depending on the activities of your local Pack and typically range from $40 to $80 annually. One of the key values of Scouting is that Scouts should help earn their own way. That's why we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for your son to earn the money needed to camp and participate in other activities.

We believe that every boy should have the chance to be a Scout! Because of the generosity of local families, businesses and leaders, the Potawatomi Area Council can offer assistance to support local families in need.

Is Scouting in my neighborhood?

Absolutely! There are tons of organizations in neighborhoods throughout the Waukesha area that sponsor Cub Scout Packs. Cub Scouts meet at service organizations, places of worship, schools, and more, all within a comfortable distance to your home. To find a Pack near you, give us a call at 262-544-4881.

Who will lead my son's Pack?

Cub Scouting is a family activity! You will have the opportunity to take a role in leading your son's experience - and we're here to help you become the best leader you can be with training, online resources and support from our Program Center.

Every volunteer leader is required to go through a rigorous background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures your son will be in a safe and fun program. The Potawatomi Area Council provides many training opportunities for our leaders to enhance the program they deliver, and increase the skills they can pass onto our Scouts.

What about other activities like sports?

Lots of boys take part in Scouting along with a variety of other activities like sports, music, academic interests, and more. These programs all work together with Scouting to provide your son with a balance of adult role models and experiences!

How can my son become a Cub Scout?

Joining Cub Scouts is easy. Our helpful staff will connect you with a local Cub Scout Pack and volunteer leader. Call us at 262-544-4881 to find out more about Cub Scouts or click here to fill out a form and we'll contact you.


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