CUB SCOUTING

The national Boy Scout organization experimented with a number of programs to involve younger boys beginning as early as 1918.  In 1930, Cub Scouting became an official part of the Scouting program.

The first mention of Cub Scouting in Chattanooga appears in 1927.  Although Camp Tsatanugi had for several years opened up for a week to boys too young to be Boy Scouts, in 1927 these younger boys were referred to as "cub scouts."  This camping program continued in 1928.  The boys, between the ages of 9 and 12, camped for a week at Camp Tsatanugi and participated in handicraft, nature study, and athletic programs.  

Sources

1927-06-26 - Boy Scout Camp Will Open Monday

1928-06-15 - Younger Boys Going to Camp Tsatanugi

1928-06-16 - Scouts to Learn How to Pioneer

1928-07-08 - Boy Scout Activities - Camp Tsatanugi

1935-12-04 - Little Mowgli Listens to Drums Calling Braves and Wants to Go

1937-01-11 - Review of 1936 (first "Negro" cub pack in the South)

1937-08-01 - Cub Camp at Camp Davis