- The Ideals: The Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, The Tiger Cub Motto, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy’s sense of belonging.
- The Den: Boys like to belong to a group. The den is the place boys learn new skills and develop interests in new things and learn sportsmanship and good citizenship. They learn to do their best, not just for themselves but also for the den.
- Advancement: Recognition is important to boys. The advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with the boys on projects.
- Family Involvement: An essential part of Cub Scouting.
- Activities: Boys participate in a wide variety of den and pack activities. The Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program (yellow book) include activities that encourage personal achievement and family involvement.
- Home and Neighborhood Centered.
- The Uniform: The uniform helps build pride, loyalty and self-respect. Wearing the uniform at pack and Den meetings encourages neat appearance, sense of belonging and good behavior.