What is Scouting? -Activities Weekend Camping Summer Resident Camp Build and Race Pinewood Derby Build and Launch Water Rockets Community Involvement 4 th of July Parade Visit Police/Fire Stations Recycling Center
What is Scouting? These activities provide the opportunity for: Personal Achievement Sportsmanship and Teamwork Learning and Living Ideals Responsibility and Self-Confidence Citizenship Personal Fitness Spiritual and Character Growth
Your Pack Pack Tiger Den 1 st Grade Wolf Den 2 nd Grade Bear Den 3 rd Grade Webelos II 5 th Grade Webelos I 4 th Grade Made up of five dens, each with a rank that roughly corresponds to grade level: Tigers Wolves Bears Webelos I Webelos II
Bobcat Baseline rank Introduces boy to scouting ideas Cub Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Handshake, etc. Should be earned in just a couple meetings
Tiger – 1 st grade Scout must accompanied by an adult partner Divided into five achievement areas: Making my family special Where I live Keeping myself healthy and safe How I tell it Let’s go outdoors
Wolf – 2 nd grade 12 achievement categories, each with associated activities: Feats of Skill Your Flag Keep Your Body Healthy Know Your Home and Community Tools for Fixing and Building Start a Collection Your Living World Cooking and Eating Be Safe at Home and On the Street Family Fun Duty to God Making Choices
Bear – 3 rd grade Achievements are grouped into 4 major areas: God Country Family Self
Much more independence and personal responsibility Webelos can start going on longer campouts Webelos II is all about getting scouts ready for Boy Scouts Boy Scout troops often host events for Webelos Activity badges prepare scouts for merit badges Webelos I & II – 4 th and 5 th grade
Pack Meetings Pack Tiger Den 1 st Grade Wolf Den 2 nd Grade Bear Den 3 rd Grade Webelos II 5 th Grade Webelos I 4 th Grade Once a month Family-friendly Awards Run by adult leaders
Pack Events Blue and Gold Banquet Pinewood Derby Camping Sports events Picnics Fundraising Coming up in October: Hooked on Scouting! Everyone who signs up this year is invited to this event at Independence Lake, where your scout will get fishing gear and earn the fishing belt loop.
Fundraising BSA Traditional Popcorn Sale Last year in our Pack, 32 scouts made $13,140 in sales. As a Pack, we keep 30% of the sales.
Required Positions PositionPerson Tiger Den Leader (and Assistant)NEED A PARENT VOLUNTEER Wolf Den Leader (and Assistant)Chuck Hennemann Bear Den Leader (and Assistant)EJ Winslow Webelo I Den Leader (and Assistant)Chris Sorel Webelo II Den Leader (and Assistant)Tammy Mayrend
Other Pack Positions Advancement Chair Fundraising Chair Pack Trainer Secretary Membership Chair Den Leader Coach Assistant Cubmaster Pinewood Derby Chair Blue and Gold Banquet Chair Trips and Outings Chair Camping Chair Publicity Chair
Everyone Benefits Parents said that after one year in Cub Scouts: 80% of their sons learned to stay away from drugs, and to help at home. 90% said Scouting encouraged family togetherness through projects, going places, and talking with each other. 95% said Scouting provides a safe and friendly environment and created a sense of belonging, and their sons learned to get along with others.
Want to Get Started? Fill out an application and submit with $80 fee Buy a uniform Scout Shirt with Patches Hat Pants and belt (optional) Where to buy: District office 3914 Bestech Rd, Ypsilanti www.scoutstuff.org Craigslist or Ebay usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/ranks.asp
Learn more www.michiganscouting.org/southernshores www.boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/ usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/ranks.asp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub_Scout