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Cub Scout Pack 507 Welcome! August 26, 2012 Lexington United Methodist Church Cubmaster: Gregg Hornsby Home: 356-1563 Cell: 422-9342
Welcome parents and boys! Pack 507 welcomes you Scouting is fun! Scouting helps you make new friends! Scouting builds young men! Scouts go places! Scouts camp out! Scouts earn achievement awards!
What is Cub Scouting? For over seventy years, Cub Scouting has provided younger boys with fun, confidence and character building activities with other boys and trained adult leaders.
What is a Cub Scout pack? A pack is a locally organized unit of Cub Scouting A pack is divided into dens, smaller groups of boys of the same age or rank. Each den has at least two adult leaders. The Cub Scout ranks are Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. Each pack is sponsored by a church, school or other agency and is part of a district and council of the Boy Scouts of America. Pack 507 is part of the Chinquapin District of the Indian Waters Council.
What is Pack 507? A long-standing ministry of Lexington United Methodist Church We are considered a part of the Children’s Ministry of LUMC Along with Boy Scout Troop 507, we are sponsored by the Lexington United Methodist Men Our boys come from many different schools in the district and we welcome church members and non-members alike We meet on the 1 st and 3 rd Thursdays of each month, from 7-8 p.m. on the lower level of the Ministry Center
Why join Cub Scouting? We have fun!! Outdoor camping Pinewood Derby Sports and games Skits Field trips Cooking and crafts Archery, BB rifle and rope skills Summer day camps We build character! Values and citizenship based Awards for individual achievements build healthy self esteem Family participation Service projects Scouting reinforces the values parents strive to instill in their boys.
How are pack activities financed? In order of total dollars… 90% funded by sales of BSA popcorn 10% through dues Scouts popcorn sales incentive program: 20% of sales over $250.00. Can be used for camping and registration fees Pack dues are $40 annually $15.00 is for BSA membership and $12.00 for Boys’ Life magazine
Tiger Cub Scouts Tiger Cubs are 6 years old or in the 1st grade. Tiger activities are family and fun oriented. Always accompanied by family member. Tigers earn the Bobcat and Tiger badges during their first year in scouts. Tigers visit places from museums to firehouses, from swamps to TV stations. Tiger Cubs’ motto is Search, Discover, Share Den Leader - Phil Mentnech
Wolf Cub Scouts Wolves are 7 years old or in the 2nd grade. Wolves earn the Wolf badge along with individual achievements. Parents guide Wolf achievements at home while den leaders provide den programming. Den Leaders – Jack Walsh & Jeff Lohr
Bear Cub Scouts Bears are 8 years old or in the 3rd grade. Bears earn the Bear badge and individual achievements. Parents continue to help guide Bear achievements. Den Leaders – Marshall Cain and Bryan Painter
WEBELOS WE’ll BE LOyal Scouts! Webelos are 4th and 5th graders, the oldest cubs. Webelos work toward their Arrow of Light award, the highest Cub Scouting honor. Webelos stresses independence. 2 levels of Webelos dens Webelos II Leaders – Jack Goldsmith Webelos I Leaders – Todd & Rayna Brandes, John Timmerman (Eagle Patrol) / Daniel Osborne, Joe Pierce, Thomas Sponseller (Scorpion Patrol)
Tiger Cub Wolf Cub Bear Cub WEBELOScout All scouts except Webelos wear the traditional blue uniform shirt
What will pack 507 do for you? We promise… Regular, supervised, fun-filled activities Support for your scout’s progress in ranks Opportunities to participate in den, pack, district and council activities Trained, committed leaders at every level Family activities (including sisters!) such as camping, picnics, and sports events (LHS, Bombers, etc) Communication, communication, communication!
What Do We Ask of Your Son? A Cub Scout ‘Does His Best’… to participate in pack and den activities. to obey pack and den rules. to earn individual achievements according to his talents and interests. to support his den-mates in their efforts. to be the kind of citizen his parents, his teachers, and his leaders will be proud of… at pack activities, at school, and at home.
What is the parents’ role? As your son’s primary mentor you can support his scouting adventure by... getting him to his den and pack meetings and outings providing him with the full scouting uniform working with him and encouraging his individual achievements volunteering to help the pack in leadership or committee roles attending as many family activities as your schedule permits supporting the pack’s fundraising efforts responding to pack communication
What Do Cubs Do? We get to know our families, each other and our community… Congaree Swamp The Strawberry Patch
Wildcat Hollow Community Service Projects Veteran’s Day