Cub Scouts










Cub Scouts: Fun with a Purpose

Would you like to give your kids a chance to make new friends, bond with family, and have fun with a variety of activities? Cub Scouting is a fun, easy, and affordable program that is fun for any age or skill level.

Cub Scouts welcomes girls and boys in grades kindergarten to 5th grade and their families. Kids participate alongside their adult family members in activities that support learning, friendship, and values.

The Scouting organization has emerged from the challenges of the last few years by focusing on its core mission: preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Our commitment to safety for all youth and adult members is fundamental to everything we do. 

Why Cub Scouting?

Two Cub Scouts in uniform standing side by side smiling. Photo by Eli Kester

For Values Development

The Mission of Scouting is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. The Scout Oath and Scout Law encourage service, kindness, accountability, and duty. In Cub Scouts, activities teach and reinforce these values in a simple, fun, and easy way. The Cub Scouts does not exclude any youth or adult member based on personal identity, circumstances, or abilities.

For Family Development

Unlike other kid’s activities, Cub Scouting includes adult family members in all aspects of the program. Families learn together, support each other, and develop deep bonds with other families that help them build resilience and cherished memories.

For Community Development

Cub Scouts learn to live their ideals in service to others and the community at large. Through projects such as Scouting for Food, Cub Scouts directly impact those in need. Whether they continue in Scouting or not, Cub Scouts learn they can make a difference in people’s lives.

How does Cub Scouting work?

Tiny Cub Scout aiming a bow and arrow toward a target, assisted by a kneeling adult

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A Pack is a unit of Cub Scouts that includes girls and boys. Each Pack is made of Dens who are in the same grade level. Packs meet monthly for larger activities and recognition, and Dens meet weekly for age-appropriate activities and outings. Pack and Den activities are planned and led by adult volunteers or Scouts and are designed to be fun for the Cub Scouts, their families, and the activity leaders.

Adult Leaders

Each Pack and Den has two or more adult leaders (21 or older) who are trained in Cub Scout programs, requirements, and principles. For coed Packs and Dens, at least one female adult leader is required to participate at all times. All adults involved with Scouting in any capacity must pass a background check and take Youth Protection and Barriers to Abuse Training every two years. Cub Scouting practices Two-Deep Leadership which ensures that two adult leaders are required for any engagement – in-person or electronic – with a Cub Scout or group of Cub Scouts.


Adventures are the activities that Cub Scouts do during Den and Pack meetings and are how Cub Scouting delivers “fun with a purpose.” Each grade level has age-level Adventures that let Cub Scouts explore fitness and outdoor skills, teamwork, friendship, helping others, and learning Cub Scout values. Once an adventure is completed, Cub Scouts are given belt loops or pins to wear on their uniforms. There are 5 or 6 required Adventures for each grade level and many elective Adventures that allow Cub Scouts to follow their interests and try new things.


Advancement in Cub Scouts is by grade level. All Cub Scouts who complete the required Adventures for their grade level advance to the next rank on June 1. Kids can join Cub Scouts at any time during the year, or at any grade level, and have plenty of opportunities to complete their required Adventures in time for Advancement. Arrow of Light (AOL) is the highest Cub Scout rank, for 5th grade boys and girls. AOL Cub Scouts begin their journey of transition to Scouts BSA by meeting Troops, participating in special transition activities, and finally joining a Scouts BSA Troop.


Cub Scout uniforms are designed to create a sense of unity, equality, identification, and personal commitment. The iconic Cub Scouts uniform represents the ideals of Scouting and enables Scouts and leaders to display accomplishments and demonstrate dedication. Uniforms must be well-maintained and worn neatly and are greatly encouraged to be worn for all Cub Scouting activities. Pack leadership can decide when uniforms must be worn, such as during a Court of Honor or community function. 

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor adventures build character, citizenship, personal fitness, and leadership. Scouts learn to have fun safely outdoors, whether on the water, on foot, on vehicles, or at a campsite. Scouts are taught outdoor ethics via the Leave No Trace program, ensuring Cub Scouts can enjoy outdoor adventures with minimal impact on the environment, wildlife, and other visitors. Packs plan camping trips to other locations such as parks, campgrounds, and even ski areas.


The Five Rivers Council owns and operates Camp Gorton, which provides Scouts with outdoor adventure opportunities each summer and throughout the year. Cub Scouts are highly encouraged to attend Cub Scout Adventure Camp, which offers unique Adventures, unmatched waterfront and shooting skills facilities, and fellowship with other Packs. 



Compared with many other youth activities, Cub Scouting is affordable for families! Financial assistance for membership dues is directly from Five Rivers Council. Packs also hold fundraisers to defray costs associated with activities and trips. 

Annual dues for Youth Members are $113. Membership begins the month that fees are paid and continues for 12 calendar months. Other costs may include uniforms, event fees, and personal camping equipment. Many Packs offer uniform swaps, have a stockpile of equipment, and cover fees through fundraising. Ask Pack leadership for information about how to make Cub Scouting more affordable for your family or contact Five Rivers Council at

How Can I Join?

Below is a list of all Packs in the Five Rivers Council, with location and contact information. We encourage you to visit these Packs online, attend Pack meetings and events, and determine which Pack is best for you. Once you are ready to enroll, visit the Pack’s Registration Link to get started.



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Unit Name Chartered Organization Contact Name Contact Email Contact Phone Address Registration Link
Pack 12 North Waverly Chapel  Tabitha Grace (607) 742-0760 40 State Route 34, 38 State Route 34  Waverly, NY 14892
Pack 43 Pine City Sportsmen Club  James Swimelar (607) 259-7987 1238 Pennsylvania Ave, 187 Mountain View Pine City, NY 14871
Pack 65 First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glenn Daniel Rockwell (716) 801-0897 520 N Decatur St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891  
Pack 86 American Baptist Community Church  Jason Grenier (607) 346-4486 180 Hibbard Rd, PO Box 175 Big Flats, NY 14814
Pack 101 Hendy Avenue School Pto  Patricia Gurnsey (607) 857-7770 110 Hendy Ave, 110 Hendy Ave Elmira, NY 14905
Pack 3041 American Legion Post 442  Cara Wijkowski (919) 623-8776 Cub Scout Pack 3041 – Ridge Road School, 112 Ridge Road, PO Box 420 Horseheads, NY 14845  
Pack 3042 General Sullivan Masonic Lodge  Nicholas Good (607) 873-4183 607 South Main Street, 607 S Main St  Horseheads, NY 14845
Pack 6 American Legion Post 42  Victoria Saxon (570) 637-3197 102 Third St, %244 W. Water St. Towanda, PA 18848
Pack 8 American Legion Post 534 – Wyalusing  Linda Neiley (570) 746-1865 Church Street, PO Box 71 Wyalusing, PA 18853
Pack 17 Epiphany Roman Catholic Church  Michael Wagner (570) 888-2248 304 S Elmer Ave, 304 S Elmer Ave Sayre, PA 18840
Pack 30 VFW Post 8675/American Legion Post 49  Zachary Gates (802) 522-0822 2977 Austinville Rd, 1 Veterans Drive Troy, PA 16947
Pack 32 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  Erin Root (570) 404-7966 36 Main St, 29 Charles St. Wellsboro, PA 16901
Pack 48 Dushore Fire Co  Leanne Murray (570) 419-5159 212 Julia St, 212 Julia St Dushore, PA 18614
Pack 2062 First Baptist Church of Tioga  Karin Penzone (607) 329-0036 PO Box 237, 6 Franklin Street, 16 Church St  Lawrenceville, PA 16929
Pack 4018 Sayre Christian Church  Dillan Zellers (570) 404-6245 427 S Keystone Ave, 427 S Keystone Ave Sayre, PA 18840
Pack 7 First Baptist Church  Jordan Pelton (585) 261-3177 26 Church St, 26 Church St Hornell, NY 14843
Pack 18 Hammondsport American Legion  Ian Walruth (607) 377-2028 96 Pulteney St., RR 54 Hammondsport, NY 14840
Pack 42 Youth Pacers  Patrick VanZile (607) 527-1000 Campbell United Methodist Church, Main Street, 8012 County Route 333  Campbell, NY 14821
Pack 71 Dansville Fish And Game  Jessica Quinlan (585) 747-6390 Gibson Street, Gibson Street Dansville, NY 14437
Pack 79 Gang Mills Fire Dept  Alexander Kostera (434) 825-0934 PO Box 203, PO Box 203 Painted Post, NY 14870
Pack 83 First Presbyterian Church  Ira Hale (607) 661-8670 10 S Main St, 10 S Main St Canisteo, NY 14823
Pack 129 Painted Post Fire Department  Brad Bodoh (307) 277-2745 Corning Painted Post Middle School, 130 W Water St;First Baptist Church Painted Post, NY 14870
Pack 1021 Holy Family Catholic Community – St. Josephs  Alicia Gunther (585) 957-6883 33 3rd Ave Ext., 206 Fremont St Wayland, NY 14572
Pack 1026 Alfred Station Volunteer Fire Company Asn. Inc.  Judson Stearns (607) 587-8414 Almond Municipal Building, PO Box 282 Almond, NY 14804