Cub Scout Program Overview
Cub Scouting means, "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts into the world of imagination. Cub Scout pack members enjoy camping in local council camps and council-approved national, state, county, or city parks. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.
Pack meetings are held once a month at Ss Peter & Paul from 6:45-8:30PM (see the date page for dates). Every boy and their parent(s) should attend the pack meetings. Entire families are welcome. The boys receive their awards and we will have other activities related to a monthly theme - a speaker, an activity or just fun skits and songs. We try to keep the meetings to about one hour and a half.
Each month a den will be assigned to do the opening & closing flag ceremony along with setup and cleanup.
The Pinewood Derby is where each boy is given a kit to build a small, gravity powered wood car. The kits are distributed in December and our pack race is in March. This years race will be held on Saturday, March 29th it usually takes 3 hours for the entire race. The pinewood derby is a big event and the boys enjoy it.
Blue and Gold Banquet
The Blue and Gold banquet is held in place of the February pack meeting. It is a celebration of the birthday of Boy Scouts. The banquet has a different theme each year. The entire family is invited to the Blue and Gold. This years Blue and Gold will be held on February 16th.
Class "A" Uniform - All boys must have a "Class A" uniform. All boys and leaders should wear their uniforms to all scouting activities. This includes den meetings, pack meetings, field trips, and pack activities such as pinewood derby, service project, and summer activities. Here are the requirements for each rank:
Tiger Cub - Blue uniform shirt (short sleeve is best). Council patch, World Crest, pack numbers are displayed on the shirt. Orange scarf and gold Cub Scout tie slide. Neat and clean dark blue shorts or dark blue pants must be worn with the blue uniform shirt. The hat is optional as is the belt. Shirts must be tucked in and neat at all times.
Wolf - Blue uniform shirt (short sleeve is best). Council patch, World Crest, pack numbers are displayed on the shirt. Yellow scarf and gold Cub Scout tie slide. Neat and clean dark blue shorts or dark blue pants must be worn with the blue uniform shirt. The hat is optional as is the belt. Shirts must be tucked in and neat at all times.
Bear - Blue uniform shirt (short sleeve is best). Council, pack numbers and world crest patches. Blue scarf and gold Cub Scout tie slide. Neat and clean dark blue shorts or dark blue pants must be worn with the blue uniform shirt. The hat and belt are optional. Shirts must be tucked in and neat at all times.
Webelos - Blue uniform shirt or tan uniform shirt. Same patches as above, but the tan shirt also required blue shoulder loops. Webelos colors are worn on the right sleeve, with activity badges pinned on to them. By the second year of Webelos, most boys will have the tan shirt, which is then worn on into Boy Scouts.
Class "B" Uniform - The purpose of a "Class B" uniform is to have a shirt that can take more wear and tear than the "A" uniform. A "Class B" uniform is a Pack 22 T-shirt or any other t-shirt which displays the scouting logo. Boys often wear these shirts for hiking, camping activities, craft/wood project building, etc.
Rank awards should be sewn on the uniform in the proper location. See Cub Scout Hand Book
Cost: Is there a cost to Cub Scouts? Yes there is, currently the cost per boy is $200.00. We asked each family at time of registration to pay a $50.00 registration fee, and all boys are required to sale $450.00 in popcorn sales. Families can opt to opt out of selling popcorn and pay a $150.00 buyout fee. If a boy sales less than $450.00, he will be charged a pro-rated buyout fee(33% of the difference). If a boy joins after our popcorn sale, the boy will be charged a pro-rated fee based on the number of months left in the scouting year.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, a number of ideals are expressed in the day-to-day life of the boy and his leaders.
The Cub Scout colors are blue and gold. The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Together, they symbolize what Cub Scouting is all about.
Tiger Cub Motto
Search, Discover, Share.
Cub Scout Promise
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.
Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
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