Presentation on theme: "Annual Family Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1Annual Family Orientation Welcome to Pack 783!Annual Family Orientation
2Common questions What do we do in scouting? What is the time commitment?Who can participate?What does it cost?Do I have to come to the meetings or can I just drop off my kid?Is it a religious organization?If so, what if I have a different faith?Is this the same as last year? NO
3Religious Organization? Yes, but completely non-denominationWe are open to all faithsThere will be invocations at the beginning of pack meetings and occasional references to the principle that a scout is reverentWe will absolutely NOT tolerate anyone pushing any particular religion or demeaning any faithYour Faith and your scouts is a personal matterWe want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable
4Common questions What do we do in scouting? Camping Pinewood Derby Scouting for foodPopcorn salesGames and craftsFun with a purpose
5The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting Character DevelopmentSpiritual GrowthGood CitizenshipSportsmanship and FitnessFamily UnderstandingRespectful RelationshipsPersonal AchievementFriendly ServiceFun and AdventurePreparation for Boy Scouts
6What is a Pack? The Pack includes boys from grades 1-5 A Pack is made of several DensDens are grouped by age levelDens are the primary unit where boys spend the most timeAll leaders in the Pack are volunteers
7Where do we fit in? Our place in the larger picture: Our Pack is chartered to Faith Viera Lutheran ChurchWe partner with Troop 720All Scouts in Brevard from Titusville to the Pineda Causeway make the Challenger DistrictChallenger District is part of the Central FL CouncilThe Council is part of BSABSA is part of the World Scouting movement
8When/where are meetings? Dens meet 2-4 times per monthDen meetings vary by time & location – your den leader choosesThe Pack meets once a monthWe meet at 6:30 PM on the last Monday at Faith Viera Lutheran, with a few exceptions
9What do we do at den meetings? Den meetings are where the program happensCrafts, projectsTrips/outingsGames, songs, skitsLearning, achievements, advancementsOutdoor skills, nature studyCommunity service
10What do we do at Pack meetings? Pack meetings are where the boys get to show off what they did in den meetings that monthDisplay their crafts, projects, etcPlay games, lead songs, perform skitsGet recognition in front of their peers, receive advancement itemsHear about upcoming outings, events, etc
11Monthly ThemesBoth den and Pack meetings use a changing monthly theme to bind the activities togetherSome examples are:“Cub Scout Express” (trains)“Indian Nations” (native American study)“Our Feathered Friends” (birds, wildlife)“Play Ball!” (team and individual sports)
12AdvancementCub Scouts work on achievements towards earning their badge of rankThe handbooks contain all the info necessary for completing the achievementsMuch work is done in the home with the boy’s adult partner (“Akela”)As progress is made, recognition items are awardedTiger totem/beadsWolf/Bear “Progress towards ranks” totem/beadsWebelos activity badges/colorsElectives – Arrow points, Tiger washers
13AdvancementCub Scouts also earn recognition for participation in sports, academic and other pursuits:Belt loops and pins are awarded for learning about and developing skills in over 60 sports and academic subjectsAdditional patches, pins, and awards recognize achievement in Outdoor Skills, wildlife conservation, emergency preparedness, international activity, and much more.
14Advancement Cub Scouts are recognized in front of their peers Major awards (badges of rank and some other achievements) are announced individually at Pack MeetingsBelt loops and pins are usually awarded at den meetings in smaller ceremonies
15Advancement – the Bobcat All Cub Scouts earn the Bobcat before moving on to other achievementsThe Bobcat is the first rank in Scouting.All new Scouts must earn Bobcat first, regardless of their age/grade at the time they joined the Pack.There are 8 requirements for earning the BobcatEarning the Bobcat is easy and teaches the boys the ‘basics’ of Cub Scouting (salute, promise, sign, etc.)
16Uniform RequirementsWe have 2 uniforms – the “Field Uniform” (sometimes called “Class A”) and the “Activity Uniform” (the Pack T-shirt).Field Uniforms are required for Pack Meetings, community service and other activities as indicated by your leadersActivity Uniforms are usually used for Den meetings and other less formal (or more messy!) activities
17Uniform RequirementsWe do not require ‘official’ pants/shorts (though the color must be correct). Hats are strongly recommended for outdoor activities. Official socks are also optional.All Field Uniform items may be purchased at the Brevard Scout ShopActivity Uniforms are provided with paid Pack dues. One Activity Uniform per year is provided at no additional cost to the Scout. (Additional shirts may be purchased for adults/siblings/spares).Our Pack’s full Uniform Guide can be found in your folders and on our web site at
18Financial Information Pack DuesSeparate from registration fees paid to BSAProvide funding for the local unit (Pack and den)Funds for den leader suppliesProvides money for advancement items and events such as Blue & Gold, Pinewood Derby, etc.Pack Budget available on requestScholarships are available for families in needUniform bank is also available
19Financial Information Pack dues are $150 for a full year of scouting!This includes:$20 for Den SuppliesPack T-shirtNext year’s Book, Neckerchief and slideAll advancements earnedPinewood Derby car and Raingutter Regatta boatBoys Life, Back-2-pack waterslides….etc…
20Financial Information We strongly encourage you to pay this through fundraisingThe current per-scout fundraising commitment is only $450 per yearThere are only 2 fundraising events per yearPopcorn in the fall and Discount cards in the springFundraising provides money for advancements, awards, supplies, equipment, outings, etc
21Financial Information Pack Dues and National RegistrationPack Dues include the re-registration of your son with BSA and subscription to Boys’ Life magazineIf you registered at School Night you paid national registration through this year. Your dues are therefore reduced for this upcoming year only.
22Volunteer Requirements Cub Scouting is a family activitySiblings are always welcome, Akelas are requiredEvery person in the pack is a volunteerEveryone will contribute in some wayWithout volunteer leaders the Pack will failComplete the talent surveys ASAPBe prepared to help and participate in activities
23Volunteer Requirements EVERYONE has an assignment!!!!LeadersDen Leaders, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, advancements, etc…Everyone else is on Planning committees!Each rank has 2 events that they are responsible forEvents are age appropriate
24Event Committees Tigers Wolves Bears Weblos 1 Weblos 2 Tiger Growl, Holiday PartyWolvesScouting for Food, Spring CampoutBearsFall Campout, Daytona CampoutWeblos 1Pinewood Derby, Scout ShowWeblos 2Blue and Gold, Weblos Woods
25Volunteer Requirements Full training is provided to all leadersWe have our own Pack TrainerBSA provides training frequentlyOn-line training is available for certain coursesMaterials and experienced leadership are available to help new leaders“Cub Scouts 2010”, leader guides, den meeting outlinesMonthly Roundtable meetings for leaders
262013-2014 Program Highlights Coming very soon: Pack Meeting: Tomorrow Raingutter Regatta: TomorrowScout night at Funtown: September 7thFall District camping: “Cubs of the Roundtable” 10/25-27“Tiger Growl” campout 11/22-24
272013-2014 Program Highlights Fall District Campout (Oct.) Scouting for Food (Nov.)Holiday Party (Dec.)Webelos Woods (Jan.)Pinewood Derby (Jan.)Blue & Gold Banquet / Webelos Crossover (Feb.)Spring Pack Campout (Mar/Apr.)Family Fest (May)Pack Graduation (May)Cub day camp (June)Summertime activities (June, July, August)
28Pack Communication ScoutTrack E-Mail Web site - Council Web Site Monthly Newsletters
31Fees SummaryIF you have previously filled out a new Scout application AND written a check to the Boy Scouts of America THEN:Check for $150 made out to “Cub Scout Pack 783” or a signed commitment formIF you have not previously filled out a new Scout application OR paid for anything THEN:Check for $9 made out to “Boy Scouts of America”
32Safety Please Read your guide dto safe scouting We train our leaders We practice two-deep ledership
33THE CUB SCOUT PROMISEI, (say your 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.
34Leadership Now that we have covered the basics of Cub Scouting Let’s talk about what YOU can do for the pack!
35Our Pack (Rule of 2’s) 2 Tiger Dens 2 Wolf Dens 2 Bear Dens 2 Weblos 1 2 Dens per rank!2 Leaders for each Den!!!!Wow that is a lot of leaders needed!!!!
36Our Pack (Tigers) 2 Tiger Dens Den 4 member Den 9 members Den Leader – Brenda GerhardAssistant Den Leader -- ________________Den 8Den Leader -- ______________________Den 4 memberDempster, Gerhard, Gustke, Henderson, Nikon, VillarDen 9 membersAll other first gradersDens are expected to share informationBrenda with questions
37Our Pack (Wolves) 2 Wolf Dens Den 2 member Den 6 members Den Leader – ________________Assistant Den Leader -- ________________Den 6Den Leader -- __Tracy and James Luck_____Assistant Den Leader -- __Paul Yelvington___Den 2 memberAllen, Byrd, Charles, Eccleston, Foret, Kraus, ReedDen 6 membersDuhaime, Grissom, Hewitson, Luck, Reyes, YelvingtonWe may need a third Den if there are lots of recruits
38Our Pack (Bears) 2 Bear Dens Den 1 members Den 10 members Den Leader – ___Joanne Stewart________Assistant Den Leader -- ___Wendy Hancock__Den 10Den Leader -- _____________Assistant Den Leader -- _____________Den 1 membersDaffron, Gentile, Hancock, Kapatoes, Knear, Lindstrom, Mcnabb, Parks, Sterling, Stewart, ThompsonDen 10 membersAll New Third Graders!!!Joanne is excited to mentor the Den 10 Leaders
39Our Pack (Web 1) 2 Weblos 1 Dens Den 5 members Den 9 members Den Leader – ___Dave Bookman________Assistant Den Leader -- ___________Den 9Den Leader -- ___Cheryl Water______Assistant Den Leader -- ___Mike Gerhard___Den 5 membersBookman, Hanney, Hoffmans, Layman, ThomasDen 9 membersCobb, Durante, Gerhard, Helms, Keyes, Moreno, Raco, ShearMay need a third den depending on the number of recruits
40Our Pack (Web 2) 2 Weblos 2 Dens Den 3 members Den 7 members Den Leader – ___Kevin Gustke________Assistant Den Leader -- ___________Den 7Den Leader -- ___Stephen Kraus______Den 3 membersDuhaime, Gustke, Krassel, Pappademetriou, PassabileDen 7 membersDempster, Hansen, Kraus, Montemurno, Thompson, ToledoWe will try to split the recruits evenly
41We need Den Leaders!! 3 Tigers 2 Wolf 2 Bear 1 Web 1 2 Web 2 10 Den leaders neededBut wait there is more!!!!
42We need other Leaders!!Assistant Cubmaster (John moves on in February)Cubmaster Trainee (I will be moving on next February)Newsletter Editor (Valerie will be moving on in February)Pack Trainer is currently openPack Secretary is currently openVolunteer Coordinator is currently openCommunications Officer is currently openGrubmaster is currently openQuartermaster is currently openAll of the event chair positions
43Fill out your talent surveys! This is a starting pointPlease follow up with a leader (myself, den leader, etc…)Everyone will have a positionThere are positions available for every skill set and schedule
44Upcoming events, calendar Calendar is maintained in scouttrack
45Upcoming events, calendar Calendar is maintained in scouttrack