EXPECTATIONS OF SCOUTS-Attend Pack meetings in full uniform (unless instructed to wear their class B uniform).
Note: A Class B uniform is composed of any t-shirt or sweat shirt with a Cub Scout logo, and the scout's choice of shorts or pants.
The Class B uniform is worn when the occasion is not formal, the scouts are not interfacing with the general public representing scouting, and when the scouts are expected to engage in activities for which the full uniform would be inappropriate. For instance, Class B uniforms would be appropriate for a scout hike, camping trip, or athletic event.
-Attend Den meetings, bring their Scout book and any other materials asked of them by their den leader.
-Scout are expected to know and practice at ever Pack and Den event the Scout Law-- A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
-Work diligently towards the required achievements at the den meetings and at home.
Tiger Cubs Motto: “Search, Discover, Share”
Tiger Cubs is a one-year program for 1st grade boys. Each boy participates with an adult (preferably a parent) in family-oriented activities ranging from family camping to preparing for emergencies. The time you and your son spend in Tiger Cubs is meant to be fun, a chance to get to know one another better, and do things with your family as well as members of your Tiger Cub Den.
2nd Through 5th Grade
Cub Scout Motto: “Do Your Best”
Cub Scouting is a home and neighborhood centered program designed to support family life for boys 2nd through 5th grades. Each Cub Scout learns to respect his home, country, God, and other people.
The program also helps boys this age to:
-Learn new physical skills through sports, crafts, and woodworking.
-Learn how to get along with others through games and team activities.
-Develop new mental skills such as writing and calculating.
-Develop personal independence.
In a society where your son is often taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches him to “Do His Best” and be helpful to others as expressed in the Cub Scout Motto and Promise.
A Cub Scout den can provide your son with a group of boys his own age where he can earn status and recognition. There he will also gain a sense of personal achievement for the new skills he learns.
Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to take part in activities with your son that you normally couldn't do. It provides a positive way for parents and their son to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your involvement is vital to the program's success.
Some specific things you can do to help your son in Cub Scouting are:
-Help their son’s progress in Cub Scout achievements and electives by working with the Den Leader and signing his book when he completes activities. It is very helpful for the den leaders if you can put a tab or stick note on the pages where achievements have been passed off. This will help them more easily flip through, sign off and record the achievements
-Assist den and pack leaders by volunteering to help with activities.
-Attend monthly pack meetings and take part in ceremonies when appropriate. One adult guardian should accompany each cub to the Pack Meeting. Scouting promotes family togetherness. Each family should be actively involved in their son’s scouting program. Constructive suggestions are always welcome. Please ask if your help is needed, get involved, and help make this program a successful, exciting and fun for your son and his peers.
-Check e-mail regularly for communication from Pack and Den Leader.
Note: If you'd prefer to receive phone calls, please notify the Den Leader.
-A Den has four to eight boys.
-Meets twice a month at the leader’s convenience.
-Led by a Den Leader (usually a parent).
-Den Meetings have games, crafts, stunts and ceremonies.
-Made up of all Dens.
-Meets once a month--all Cub families are welcome.
-A Pack Meeting is led by the Cubmaster.
-Pack Meetings are the climax of the month’s Den Meetings and activities.
-Pack Meetings have games, skits, stunts, songs, ceremonies, and presentation of badges that boys earned that month.
The responsibility of a boy’s advancement in Cub Scouting lies with the family and not with the Pack. Some advancement requirements are done at Den Meetings, but most are done at home with the family.
All boys, regardless of age, earn the Bobcat Badge first. This is achieved by learning the Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, handshake, salute, sign, motto, and meaning of “WEBELOS”. After receiving the Bobcat Badge, the boys work on requirements based on their grade level.
A Cub Scout who has Completed first grade, works on twelve achievements to earn the Wolf Badge.
A Cub Scout who has completed second grade, works to complete twelve of twenty-four achievements to earn the Bear Badge.
After he earns his Wolf or Bear Badge, a boy may work on electives in different interest areas until he is old enough to begin work on the next rank.
For every ten electives a boy completes, he earns an Arrow Point. A boy may earn as many Arrow Points as he desires.
When a Cub Scout has completed the third grade, he transfers to a Webelos Den, led by an adult Webelos leader. The boy works on requirements for the Webelos Badge, 20 Activity Badges, and the Arrow of Light Award (the highest award in Cub Scouting).
Camping and outdoor programs are an important part of the 19-month Webelos program.
In February of a Webelos Scout’s 5th grade year, he graduates from Cub Scouting into the adventures of Boy Scouting at an impressive graduation ceremony. Every boy deserves an opportunity to be a Boy Scout!
Our monthly Pack Meetings are held in St. Joseph’s Hall at the Holy Family Community Center at 7817 Old Auburn Road (near Sunrise) on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Some months this varies to accommodate other activities.
Den meetings are usually twice a month at the leader's convenience.
To Contact Our Pack, click here or use the link above. Boy Scouts of America - Scout Shop
251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815
Hour of Operation
(check the Scout Shop Website to confirm hours)
Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Wed. 9a.m. - 6:30p.m.
Sat. 10a.m. - 4p.m.
The Pack needs your help!
Program Positions are the jobs in the Pack where parents work directly with the boys and organize the actual programs the boys participate in.
Some of the open positions for the coming year are:
Secretary: Volunteer Opportunity
Duties: Takes minutes at the Pack Committee Meetings, maintains historical records of the Pack and provides for the Pack Sign-In Sheets at Pack Meetings.
Newsletter Editor: Volunteer Opportunity
Duties: Responsible for producing a monthly Pack newsletter to be distributed at each Pack meeting.
Registrar: Volunteer Opportunity
Assists the Committee chair in the Pack Charter review, reviews all membership applications for accuracy and completeness, follows up on any incomplete information, maintains Pack roster, acts as Chair of the Membership Committee and coordinates the recruitment drive or Scout Round-up in the Spring and Fall.
Outings Chair: Volunteer Opportunity
Helps to plan and arrange the outings, maintains auto insurance information and is responsible for the Tour Permit submission, informs Pack of any new outing opportunities and compiles a list of all leaders and scouts who participate in each activity.
Public Relations Chair: Volunteer Opportunity
Duties: Stimulate pack service projects in the chartered organization, school, and community. Promote family participation in all pack events, such as blue and gold banquets, pack picnics, and other special events. Urge pack participation in appropriate programs of the chartered organization, such as the worship service on Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath if the organization is a church or synagogue and Cub Scouts are members. Suggest ways of showing interest in the chartered organization's overall program. Publicize and promote pack participation in Scouting Anniversary Week activities. Circulate Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout recruiting fliers and leaflets to invite boys to join. Work with the pack committee to promote new membership. Let the people in the neighborhood know that a Cub Scout pack is available. Consider using a monthly or quarterly pack newsletter to inform families of pack plans, guide new parents and guardians in pack policies, and create a feeling of unity among members of the pack family. Provide pack announcements for regular release in the official bulletins, newsletters, Web sites, etc., of your chartered organization. Make use of the news media in publicizing pack events.
Scouting...An Aid To Parents
As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be person of worth, a self-reliant, dependable and caring individual. Scouting has these same goals in mind for him. Since 1910 we’ve been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical fitness in youth. Scouting is family values! At the same time Cub Scout-age boys don’t join Scouting just to get their character built. Boys join because it is fun.
Scouting Is Fun With A Purpose!!!
With all of the negative influences in today’s society, Scouting is there to provide your son with a positive peer group and a program that is fun and adventurous and helps him to “BE PREPARED” to shape his own future.
Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.
1. Youth Protection Training is required for all volunteers.
2. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
3. Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training.
To take Youth Protection training go to "www.MyScouting.org" and create an account.
From the MyScouting.org portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training.
Upon completion, you may print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.
When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card which includes your member ID number. After you receive your membership card, log back into MyScouting, click on My Profile and update the system by inputting your member ID number. This will link your Youth Protection training records, and any other training, in MyScouting to your BSA membership.
Pack Dues are subject to change on an annual basis depending on the condition of the Pack’s Treasury. Pack 212 dues will be sufficient to cover the following:
Registration $20.00 (New) or $10.00 (Returning)
Note: Returning scouts do not need to fill out registration forms again.
Boy's Life Magazine $12.00 [One issue per family]
Annual Pack Charge $40.00
-Neckerchief for next year
-Slide for next year
-Scout book for next year
-Service project expenses
-Money towards den pumpkin
-Pinewood Derby Car Kit
-Money towards trophies & medals for Pinewood Derby
Monthly Pack Fees $45.00 (9 months x $5.00/month)
-Various Patches and Belt loops
-Miscellaneous items for the Pack
-Blue & Gold Dinner
-Christmas Service Project
TOTAL FOR 1 YEAR OF SCOUTING: $117.00 (New) or $107 (Returning)
(minus whatever balance is in the scout's popcorn account)
Pack Dues are paid at initial registration into Pack 212 for all new Scouts. Pack Dues for returning Scouts must be paid by the end of November. Dues are non-refundable. Any Scout who sells popcorn will have 75% of the Pack profit on his total sales applied to his fundraising account. This fundraising account will help the scout to offset the costs of activities such as Twilight Camp, Camp Lassen and The USS Hornet trip. The remainder of the profit is used by the Pack to help offset various expenses incurred throughout the year.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Steve Brown, the Pack Treasurer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.