What’s the difference between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts?

Boy Scouts are boy-run. Unlike Cub Scouts where the parents organize and plan the outings, camps, and activities, Boy Scouts plan. Parents and Scoutmasters keep the boys safe, offer encouraging words and guidance, but largely the boys are trusted to make the Troop operate. Sometimes they make mistakes and we have to let them.

Scouts learn leadership skills by serving in elected positions in their Troop and Patrols. The positions include:

  • Senior Patrol Leader
  • Assistant Patrol Leader
  • Scribe
  • Quartermaster

Adult Volunteers are needed to help the Troop go.

The Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, and a Troop Committee of parents all support the boys’ decisions and help them execute their plans.