Cub Scouts follows the school year from September to June, so the best time to join is at the start of the school year. The second best time to join Scouts is today!
Applications are handled through my.scouting.org, which will require you create an account if you do not have one (you can also sign in with a Google or Apple account). After your application is submitted, someone from the pack will follow up with you.
Learn more about Scouting
If you're new to Cub Scouts and aren't sure if it's right for your child, we encourage you to come and learn more about the program. We always have a kickoff event at a local park at the beginning of school year to answer questions and have the scouts talk about their favorite activities. We can also arrange for you and your child to sit in on a den or pack meeting.
Scouts can join any time of the year, and will accompany their den on their current adventures. Depending on how late into the year they join, it may be possible to make up missed adventures and still earn their rank badge. But even if that isn't possible, they'll still have a lot of fun! Check with your den leader for details.