Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Pack 130 serves the international community in the Cantons of Geneva and Vaud as well as neighboring France and is affiliated to the Boy Scouts of America’s Transatlantic Council. The Pack has an international outlook and whilst it is affiliated with the Scouts BSA, we have members originating from countries all around the world. All of our meetings are in English, so a command of the language will help your son or daughter feel more involved. That said, as an international pack, we have bilingual scouts, leaders, and parents who will help to bridge any language barriers until a boy or girl can build his confidence in English.
We are a non-profit organization run entirely by trained, adult volunteers. Therefore, a parent’s involvement in our scouting community is expected and fully appreciated. The success of the Pack greatly depends upon the cooperation and resourcefulness of everyone. These are just two of our twelve core values. On behalf of Pack 130, we thank you for your interest in scouting and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Who can join?
Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged 5 to 10. Any child showing an interest in scouting and who lives in the Geneva, Switzerland area (whether Geneva Canton or Vaud Canton or neighboring France) is welcome to join our Pack. You do not have to be an American to join. Please see our Pack Calendar to see when we meet. Our activities run during the academic year (September to June).
Aims and Methods
The mission of the Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouts BSA has clearly defined objectives for its Cub Scout Program. It aims to develop :
- Moral strength – by focusing on personal qualities, values and outlook.
- Citizenship – by helping scouts develop a relationship to other people, to the society they live in and by understanding the government presiding over that society.
- Physical, mental and emotional fitness – by working toward a healthy body, by developing an ability to think & solve problems, by expressing self control, courage & self respect.
The methods of Cub Scouting are: living the ideals, belonging to a den, advancement, family involvement, activities, serving the community, and the uniform.