Cub Scouts, their Dens and the Pack can all earn awards for participating in summertime activities. Cubs will gain a sense of
accomplishment when receiving this award, and will look forward to activities next summer!
Schedule various activities during the summer as part of the Cub program. It keeps the pack together when the boys are out of school,
and shows them another fun part of the Cub Scout program!
To assist leaders with summer calendar-of-event ideas, the Mid-America Council offers an array of outdoor camp opportunities. Boys can
experience Cub Scouting in the outdoors with "Family Fun Day Camp" programs or "Fun with Son," "Cub Resident" and "Webelos
Resident" overnight programs.
Use these events to help the pack earn the "National Summertime Pack Award." This award demonstrates to families in the unit
and others that the pack's leadership is providing a good, quality program for the boys.
Another benefit to planning summer gatherings is the possibility of parents staying active and interested. They can share in hikes, enjoy
archery or play a game with their boy, and have fun doing it. Summer pack events often involve the whole family, including siblings.
Cub Scouting is a year-round program. Boys get the full benefit of Cub Scouting, plus all the fun and adventure. Packs with a three-month
break during the summer and no activities risk losing the participation of both youth and adults. Those members may decide to join other
activities to fill the void.
For more information on the National Summertime Pack Award talk to a Unit Commissioner or stop by the Scout Shop.