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Cub Scout Pack 140
(Elk City, Oklahoma)
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The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America have helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
1. Character Development
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Good Citizenship
4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
5. Family Understanding
6. Respectful Relationships
7. Personal Achievement
8. Friendly Service
9. Fun and Adventure
10. Preparation for Boy Scouts














Scouting Fun Facts



Boy Scout Alumni are:

  • 71% of football captains
  • 65% of basketball captains
  • 85% of student council presidents
  • 88% of school newspaper editors
  • 77% of editors of school annuals
  • 75% of business managers of school publications
  • 80% of junior class presidents
  • 89% of senior class presidents
  • 65% of college graduates
  • 72% of Rhodes Scholars
  • 75% of Military Academy graduates
  • 65% of U.S. Congress
  • 85% of airline pilots
  • 85% of FBI agents
  • 26 of the first 29 astronauts were Boy Scouts
  • 11 of the 12 astronauts who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts
  • Over half of the 108 Scout astronauts attained Star, Life, or Eagle ranks

For every 100 young men who join the Boy Scouts:

  • 12 will have their first contact with a church
  • 5 will earn their religious emblem
  • 2 will enter the clergy
  • 1 will use Scout skills to save a life
  • 1 will use Scout skills to save his own life
  • 2 will become Eagle Scouts
  • 18 will enter professions first learned through the Merit Badge system
  • 17 will become Scouting volunteers and pass their skills, inspiration, and leadership along to countless youths
  • 28 will develop hobbies started in Scouting that will give them lifelong interests
  • And . . . Only rarely will one appear in a criminal or juvenile court!
  • And yet, amazingly Scouting reaches only 25 percent of the youth in the country!