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Cub Scout Pack 797
(Reidsville, North Carolina)
 
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What are Cub Scouts? 
  • Lord Baden Powell the founder of Scouting described Scouting as, “A game with a purpose.” 
  • A year-long program, providing Scouts the opportunity to learn core values while having fun. 
  • Cub Scouts is a family activity, providing opportunities for the whole family to enjoy all Scouting has to offer. 
  • Knowing boys and girls across grades in the Pack also changes the school experiences for our Scouts.
  • Scouts learn;
    • Confidence – through recognition by adults
    • Belonging – by building relationships with other boys and girls
    • The Value of Family – by fostering quality family time to strengthen the bond between parent and child
    • Social Skills – through interacting with other people
    • Moral and Ethical Decision Making – by instilling essential values
    • Leadership Skills – through leading other Scouts
    • Citizenship – by teaching them how to be a responsible community membe
  • Becoming a Registered Leader is essential for each parent/guardian to become familiar with the programs, understanding your Pack structure, and to encourage future growth of your Pack. 
  • Some opportunities include
    • Assistant Den Leader/Den Leader
    • Committee Member
    • Outdoor/Activities Coordinator
    • New Member Coordinator
    • Nova Awards Counselor
    • Supernova Awards Mentor
    • Parent Coordinator
    • Assistant Cubmaster/Cubmaster  
  • Your time is valuable. Today’s families, more than ever, struggle to find time to spend together. Cub Scouting helps support your family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your child to do things together. 

Scout Oath: 
  • On my honor I will do my best, To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. 

Scout Law: 
  • A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Structure of the Cub Scout Pack 
  • Cub Scout Pack
    • All the boys and girls in grade school who are member of the Pack
  • Cub Scout Den
    • Boys or Girls from the Pack, broken into groups by grade and gender, Lion (Kindergarten), Tiger (1st  Grade) Wolves (2nd  Grade), Bears (3rd Grade) Webelos (4th and 5th Grade)

Pack Schedule 
  • Den Meetings are on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm 
  • Pack projects are announced at Pack and Den Meetings
  • Communications are made available to all Scouts by email, paperwork, or postings in forums
Ranks

Lion Den (Kindergarten)
  • Boys or Girls entering the Lion Den begin with learning the basics of Scouting 
  • They build an understanding the Scout Oath and Scout Law 
  • They learn the concepts of character development, leadership, and personal fitness 
  • They engage in exciting adventures and learning about nature with the entire family
  • An Adult Partner (Parent/Guardian) is required for all meetings as this is the time you will learn the basics of the Scouting Program
  • Teaching comes from the Parent/Guardian assigned to take leadership for that meeting, with supervision from the Lion Guide Leader
Bobcat
  • Boys and Girls entering into Scouts begin with earning the Bobcat Rank by learning the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, showing the Cub Scout Sign and handshake, tell the Cub Scout Moto and Salute.
  • The Bobcat Badge Ceremony requires participation from the Scout and the Parent/Guardian and is earned within the first month of Cub Scouts.
Tiger Den (1st Grade)
  • 7 achievements to earn Rank, (6 required and 1 elective)
  • Achievements are designed to be completed either with your family, den, or pack
  • Some of the requirements are best if completed with your family, as this will strengthen the relationship you have with your Scout
  • Activities are designed to be challenging, educational and fun. 
  • An Adult Partner (Parent/Guardian) is required at all meetings as this is a time both you and your Scout are bonding and learning together.
  • Instructions come from a Tiger Den Leader with assistance from the Tiger Adult Partner 
Wolf Den (2nd Grade) and Bear Den (3rd Grade) 
  • 7 achievements to earn Rank, (6 required and 1 elective) 
  • Achievements are designed to be completed with your family, den, and pack
  • Many of the requirements are able to be completed with your family, outside of the normal den meetings
  • Activities require more work and Scouts are learning to be more independent 
  • Parents/Guardians are encouraged to assist the Den Leader for projects
Webelos Den (4th and 5th Grade)
  • Webelos stands for "We Be Loyal Scouts"
  • 7 achievements to earn Rank, (5 required and 2 electives) 
  • Achievements are designed to be completed with your family, den, and pack
  • Most of the requirements are best completed with your family, outside of the normal den meetings
  • Scouts have grown to require less involvement from their Parent/Guardian on most tasks
  • Parents/Guardians are still needed for encouragement and support to help accomplish their goals
  • The Webelos Program helps prepare for a Cub Scout to enter a Scouts BSA Troop
  • Webelos Scouts work towards earning their Arrow of Light award. This is one of the only Cub Scout insignia that can be worn on a Scout's BSA uniform

Scouters

A Pack is not only constructed with Scouts and Parents/Guardians, but also Scouters. These Leaders and Volunteers give their time by teaching the program, staying current on their training, and encouraging the Scouts to do their best.

Roles in a Pack
  • Cubmaster
    • A volunteer adult leader that helps plan and carry out the pack program with the help of the Pack Committee, may also be a Den Leader
  • Assistant Cubmaster
    • A volunteer adult leader that assists the Cubmaster, may also be a Den Leader
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    • A volunteer adult leader that keeps all records for the pack
  • Pack Trainer
    • A volunteer in charge of coordinating Fast Start training for adults. Promotes leader training and roundtable meeting attendance
  • Pack Committee
    • Committee Chair, Advancement Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Pack Trainer that perform administrative functions of the Pack
  • Chartered Organization
    • An organization that supplies the Pack/Troop with a safe place to meet and making selections in the Adult Leadership of the unit. The organization selects a Chartered Organization Representative that works with the Pack/Troop at the unit and district levels
  • Den Leader
    • A volunteer that is trained and approved to lead a Den within the Pack
  • Lion Guide
    • A Den Leader that guides the Parents/Guardians through the Lion program, ensuring guidelines are met and requirements are fulfilled
  • Tiger Den Leader
    • A Den Leader, trained in the Tiger Program, that guides the Scout and Adult partners through the Tiger Program
  • Wolf Den Leader and Bear Den Leader
    • Den Leaders, trained in the Wolf and Bear Program, that guides the Scouts and Parents/Guardians through the Wolf and Bear Programs
  • Webelos Den Leader
    • Den Leader, trained in the Webelos Program, that guide the Scouts and Parents/Guardians through the Webelos Program
  • Parents/Guardians
    • Parents/Guardians play a key role in the Scouting Program. From leading your Scout's Lion Den to becoming an Scouter yourself, you are the backbone of the success of the program. Scouting is a program meant to strengthen families.