Cub scouting was founded by Robert Baden-Powell way back in 1916 with the intention to provide knowledge along with engaging the children in fun games. The children who were known as cub scouts were made to face challenges and were trained in right direction to shape their lives towards achieving their goals in life. This helped many people to enhance their lives by learning many new things out of this movement. Developing strong relations, discovering new things and gaining confidence were the three important attributes incorporated in this scouting movement.
The primary activities that every Cub Scout enjoyed were playing games or sports, hiking, camping etc. The scouts were made to stay in tents or lodges throughout the movement. All the cub scouts were divided into various groups and each group was made to perform certain tasks. All the children in a group were of the same age. Each group had a leader who acted as a guide. Cub scouts also visited many events like gold banquet and the annual blue. Moreover, they were made to face many adventures.
There are many cub scouts who have earned many prestigious awards in older days. There were several competitions held by the leaders and the scouts were made to participate in those competitions and given a chance to win exiting awards. Tiger cub, webelos and arrow of light were considered as the most precious and valuable awards and were given to only to high rankers. This made the scouting movement more popular. The awards were given to individual scouts as well as to entire groups.
There were many qualified, trained and skilled leaders who were assigned the task to lead the scouting movement. The leaders used to plan out several tasks at nights and used to assign them to the scouts in the morning. The scouts were punished if they were unable to complete the tasks. This made the scouts take the tasks seriously and to complete them with full dedication. The main aim of the scouting movement was to help young kids grow and develop into good citizens and this objective was seen to be fulfilled, over a period of time. The scouting movement instilled many good qualities into children which helped them to become good individuals and become respectable in the society. It was so amazing to see small children doing several different things and gaining self-confidence through this movement. The scouting movement is currently active in Australia, United States, Canada, Netherlands and Ireland.