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Cub Scout Pack 21
(Romeoville, Illinois)
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Why join Scouting

Scouting is Fun!
Cub Scouts participate in both pack-wide activities as well as numerous den-level activities.

As a pack, we have many events throughout the year including overnight summertime camping, popcorn fundraising, a raingutter regatta, building and launching rockets, the exciting pinewood derby, many other family activities!

Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they're having fun.

Scouting is designed to promote socially acceptable behavior while giving our young boys the skills and knowledge they need to make wise decisions. Scouts, families and communities help their education in:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Good Citizenship
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Helping others in need
  • Fighting child abuse and substance abuse
  • Career preparation and education

Leadership Skills
Scouting teaches our young boys the skills that help prepare them for a lifetime of ethical leadership. Among Scouting alumni are:

  • Almost 90% of all Senior Class and Student Council Presidents
  • More than two-thirds of all Rhodes Scholars
  • More than two-thirds of military academy graduates

Research conducted by Louis Harris & Associates showed that when a random sample of Scouts was asked what Scouting had taught them, almost nine out of ten responded that Scouting helped them:

  • Take better care of the environment (89%)
  • Get along with others (88%)
  • Always give your best effort (87%)
  • Have confidence in yourself (87%)
  • Set goals for yourself (87%)
  • Care for other people (86%)
  • Treat other people with respect (86%)

In addition, Scouts were found to be more likely to:

  • Assume leadership roles in clubs and school organizations
  • Put the needs of others before themselves
  • Make the most ethical, not necessarily easiest, decisions
  • Value education and the environment