Pack 79

Proudly serving Andover and the surrounding communities

Cub Scouting is a program for boys and girls which is neighborhood centered and family oriented. From our youngest Lion & Tiger Cubs, to the oldest Webelos, the emphasis is on fun, new experiences, and doing one's best as your child progresses through the Cub Scout program.

If you are looking for safe and wholesome year-round activites for your child, then Cub Scouting is for you and your family. While your son or daughter is enjoying the adventure of Cub Scouting, they will develop in character, citizenship, self-esteem, and personal fitness. Scouting strengthens family ties and fosters the traditional values that are so important to all of us.

Our Cub Scout Pack typically meets twice a month plus special events and various outdoor activities. The whole family is always invited to participate.

Check out our pack calendar for upcoming events and feel free to reach out to our volunteer leaders for more information or to answer any questions you might have about enrolling your child in Cub Scouting today.

Why Scouting?

For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Scouting BSA organization provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to

  • Try new things.

  • Provide service to others.

  • Build self-confidence.

  • Reinforce ethical standards.

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.