Cub Scouts (Boys and Girls Grades K-5)
With fun and discovery at every turn, Cub Scouting provides a foundation youth can stand on to embrace opportunity, overcome obstacles and make new discoveries. Adventure awaits!
Join the Adventure
Families carve out time for Cub Scouting because it provides opportunities for their sons and daughters to explore the outdoors, engage in the community, and develop life skills and interests, all while having FUN! Cub Scouts earn recognition while doing activities that encourage self-responsibility, confidence, and willingness to help others. Get to know your child’s friends and their families as part of a den made up of similar aged and gendered kids. Having separate Dens allows girls and boys to learn and grow at the pace that is unique to their development. Anyone, including those who attend school outside Piedmont, is welcome to join.
Things We Do
A SAMPLING OF FUN SCOUT ADVENTURES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR…
Explore new trails, discover creatures big and small, pitch a tent, use a compass, cook over an open fire, and play in the great outdoors with your friends and family. Cub Scouts are a part of multiple activities throughout the year, including:
Family Highlander Hikes
Experience the wonders of the Bay Area with other Cub Scout families. Come on short outings and events, hikes and campouts, and serve the community, all at a wide variety of places every month of the year! For the schedule of events running from Fall ’23 – Summer ’24, click HERE.
Cub Scouts sharpen their outdoor skills at this October overnight for 1st – 3rd Grade and their parents Fri – Sat, and 4th & 5th Grade Webelos and their parents from Sat – Sun.
Three evenings of adventure by lantern light designed for 1st and 2nd graders and an adult partner! Enjoy crafts, games, making (and eating) festive treats, and building sailboats to race in the rain gutter regatta! In late October around the Piedmont Community Hall.
Cubs learn about community service and distribute doorknob hangers across all of Piedmont to help promote awareness of our annual Scouting for Food drive for Alameda Food Bank in November.
Tree Lot Fundraiser
Work alongside older Scouts to sell trees and hone your sales skills at the Annual Christmas Tree Lot, Piedmont Council’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Create lasting memories building your dream machine and compete in this long-standing tradition held every February. Attend an open workshop in advance to help your child create, design and race their wooden car on Race Day!
Hosted jointly by the Piedmont Police Explorers (a Scout program) and the Piedmont Police Department, this fun-filled day for the whole family features bike maintenance and repair, an obstacle course, and prizes.
Cub Scout Day Camp
A week of sports, crafts, archery, scout skills, and more for all rising 1st to 5th graders. As is tradition, we welcome families of our campers to join as the Piedmont Fire Department arrives to help with our famous Egg Drop. Camp is in early June at Dracena Park with sign-ups through the Piedmont Rec Department.
Build rockets, race paper airplanes and catch up with friends each year at the Back to School Air Day. All existing Cub Scout families and those interested in Scouts are welcome!
Fun with Friends
Cub Scout dens are grade specific, led by trained adults and meet every other week for about an hour. Games, learning-based activities, outdoor adventures and field trips make these meetings one of your child’s favorite activities. Cub Scout Packs (all dens together) meet once a month to showcase activities and receive awards, and several times a year they participate in a community service project.
Anyone is welcome to join any Pack, not just those who attend Piedmont schools. Learn More About the Packs Here.
“Scouts has provided our boys with opportunities to participate in challenging outdoor adventures and team building situations, practice leadership skills and build friendships while working their way through a variety of engaging achievements. These experiences, and the knowledge acquired along the way, will no doubt have a life-long impact on their development into well-rounded young men.”
– Nancy and Wes Steiml
The Piedmont Council is fortunate to have dedicated staff and over 150 trained volunteers responsive to the needs of our youth, both boys and girls, aged 5-18. With their help, we continue to provide safe and relevant programs through Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, coed Venturing, coed Explorers and coed Sea Scouts.