What is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting emphasizes involvement between boys, their parents, adult leaders, and friends. The Cub Scout program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents through offering many fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together. Such experiences range from learning how to cook, swim, properly care for animals, or use hand tools to complete small projects.
In a recent study, at least 90 percent of parents mention that because of Cub Scouting, they share time with their sons by working on projects together (95%), going places together (91%), and talking together (90%).
Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.
Boys in kindergarten through fifth grades may join a Cub Scout pack. The pack is everyone – all boys in all grades. Packs are broken up into dens, which are made up of boys in their same grade level. Boys 1st grade and up will first earn their Bobcat
badge, then work towards their current grade-level rank. Kindergarteners will work on Lion Rank for their grade level. Enrollment is open year round to any boy interested in joining our pack.
The Cub Scout Pack is headed by the Key Three: the Cubmaster, the Committee Chair, and the Charter Organization Representative. The Cubmaster plans the monthly pack meeting, assists den leaders, and is responsible for a variety of other duties. Every pack is under the supervision of a pack committee (made up of our Key Three), headed by a chairman, which conducts the business of the pack and presides over a monthly committee meeting of pack and den leaders. Each den has a Den Leader who run den meetings and carries out the pack program at the den meetings. It takes many parent volunteers to make a successful pack.
Lots of FUN!
Every pack meeting provides an exciting program filled with awards and recognition, learning, activities, important parent announcements, and more. Den meetings are designed with a focus on fun while learning values, character, respect, and self-esteem. The pack organizes family camping outings each year with games,
hiking, fishing, and opportunities to earn adventure belt loops and awards. A minimum of three summer activities are organized such as our annual Recycle Raingutter Regatta, hikes, workshops, camping, etc. Boys have the opportunity to attend Twilight Camp each June. During the year, in addition to the regular Den and Pack meetings, we also hold a Pinewood Derby, more camp outs, and a Blue and Gold Banquet.
These are just a sampling of the fun things Cub Scout Pack 1818 does each year!