Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 269!
The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
· Character Development
· Respectful Relationships
· Spiritual Growth
· Personal Achievement
· Good Citizenship
· Friendly Service
· Sportsmanship and Fitness
· Fun and Adventure
· Family Understanding
· Preparation for Boy Scouts
The Pack is comprised of five Dens:
Tiger Den – 1st grade Webelos 1 Den – 4th grade
Wolf Den – 2nd grade Webelos 2 Den – 5th grade
Bear Den – 3rd grade
The Pack (all 5 dens) meets once a month for a Pack Meeting. This is held at Parkmont Elementary School on the last Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm in the MUR room. At the Pack meeting, all family members are urged to participate. There are often crafts and games that siblings are encouraged to join. The boys may do skits or songs. Awards are handed out at the Pack meeting. The purpose of pack meetings is to inform everyone about upcoming events, recognize the boys hard work, entertain everyone and help the boys learn how to handle being in front of large groups.
Dens meet more often. Tigers meet once a month at 7pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Wolves, Bears, and Webelos 1 scouts meet twice a month on Wednesdays at 7pm. Webelos 2 scouts meet twice a month at 6:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Den meetings are held at the MUR room at Parkmont Elementary School. Den meetings are both fun and educational. The activities they complete are recognized at the Pack meetings.
The calendar is packed with many things to do. As a pack we have a yearly overnight (this year we spent the night at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco), a yearly camp out for families, a swim party, our pinewood derby model car races, a fishing derby, service projects, hikes, and more. We don’t expect you to make them all. We understand that you have a life outside of Cub Scouts.
In their dens, the boys work toward earning their “rank.” They work on the 10 Cub Scouting ideals during this process. Each level has a different set of requirements. Some achievements are worked on at home, but mostly rank is earned through the den. Boys are encouraged to earn their rank but it is not required. They will graduate to the next level in June whether or not they earned their rank.
"Yes, extracurriculars do count in the admissions process. … Community service, part-time employment, forensics, Boy/Girl Scouts ... all tell us what you might be expected to 'share with your fellow classmates' should you enroll at our institution."
-- Daniel J. Saracino, Assistant Provost for Enrollment, University of Notre Dame