Pack 42 has called Black Mountain, NC home for 33 years. We serve 1st through 5th grade boys from Art Space, Asheville Christian Academe, W. D. Williams Elementary, Black Mountain Primary and Black Mountain Elementary schools. However, any 6 to 10 year old boys from the surrounding area is welcome to join our pack. Any boys over the age of 11 or 6th grade can join our Boy Scout Troop 42.
We are a vibrant, growing, active Pack! Our boys meet in small grade-level assigned groups, called Dens. Each den has a volunteer adult leader and assistant leader(s). In scouting we strive to instill leadership skills, religious morals (all domination's welcome), diversity, self respect and most of all Education with a FUN Twist. The BEST part of Scouts is watching them grow and triumph. Scouts is just not a youth program, it's a family involvement. We encourage your entire family to join your scout. Were else can you have your son enrolled in United States of America only 104 year old youth program and be part of all the activities. We encourage sports; but as a parent you have to take the sideline. In Scouting you get to be apart of the experience 100%. If you enjoy helping the community, learning survival skills, taking care of the environment, practicing non-violent skills, camping, hiking, fishing and just being outdoors then Scouting is a place for you and your son to be. They learn all sort of skills that will help them through life. A scout will earn all sorts of rewards as they progress through the ranks and helps build them up into young men of our community.
Boys may enter Cub Scouting at any level, according to their age. Each rank (Bobcat, Tiger Cubs,Wolf, Bear, and Webelos I & II) offers its own challenges, but these challenges are not dependent upon earning a previous rank. Pack 42 welcomes new boys at any level. And so dose Troop 42, boys 11-18 years old.
Like all Cub Scout Packs, we belong to a regional council. Ours is the Daniel Boone Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
; it's made up of 14 counties in Western North Carolina. Our district within the council is called SoQua. The SoQua district is comprised of all of the Cubs Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews in Buncombe County.
For more, general information on Scouting, visit the BSA website by clicking here
We are recruiting from August through December 2014. All new recruits will get a FREE Scout Handbook once yearly membership is paid between September and December. But don't need to wait til then to join us, sign up anytime but don't wait you will miss all the fun. Contact us for more info, location and time.
Of the 312 pilots and scientists selected as astronauts since 1959, at least 207 have been identified as having been Scouts or active in Scouting. The list includes 39 Eagle Scouts, 25 Life Scouts, 14 Star Scouts, 26 First Class Scouts, 17 Second Class Scouts, 13 Tenderfoot Scouts, 3 Explorers, 25 Cub Scouts, 10 Webelos Scouts, 1 King’s Scout, 2 Wolf Scouts, and 32 with unknown ranks, including 27 who were Girl Scouts.
Of the 24 men to travel to the moon on the Apollo 9 through Apollo 17 missions , 21 were Scouts, including 10 of the 12 men who physically walked on the moon's surface, and all three members of the crew of Apollo 13. Three traveled to the Moon twice.
All three of the astronauts who died in the Apollo 1 fire, four of the seven who died in the Challenger launch explosion, and five of the seven who died in the Columbia re-entry explosion were Scouts.
OVER ALL....... a Scout has a better chance to excel in life and in the working world than a non-scout.
“We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.”
— Sir Robert Baden-Powell
"Good character means a mental and moral fiber of order, one which may be woven into the fabric of the community and state, going to make a great nation - great in broadest meaning of that word"
- (John) Calvin Coolidge, before the National Council of BSA in Washington D.C. May 1, 1926