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Pack 173 Chartered at St. Mary's in Dekalb Illinois

Kishwaukee District

Three Fires Council

Welcome to St. Mary CubScout Pack 173

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope that you can take a few minuets and get to know us.  If you have any questions please feel free to click on the Contact Cubmaster Tab above.
Your Son, Scouting, and

As a parent we want our sons to
grow up to be self sufficient,
dependable and caring individuals.
These are all the types of characteristics that
scouting will teach your son. Most of us sign our
sons up to join scouting because of the history we
have with the scouting tradition and possibly our
own memories of scouting. However, the boys join
for another reason….. They join to have FUN!!!
How can we make the scouting program work for
your son, you and the pack? One word
….PARTICIPATE! Try and come out to as much
as you possibly can.

The difference between Pack 173 and other

• The majority of events we plan are for the
WHOLE family
• Everyone is invited to our Pack meetings
• Parents are expected to remain active and participate
right along with your son.
• We don’t charge monthly dues to be a scout,
only the annual registration fee.
• Each den will have a den chief (boy scout) to
help out with den meetings

The Perfect Year of Scouting…

The Perfect Year of Scouting…
The ideal year of scouting is having the boys
very active year. Some boys want to go
camping, have the pinewood derby, go
fishing and see a few ball games. The
parents thought is not to go broke! How can we
make all this happen? We fundraise! Please help by taking
part in the fall popcorn sale, Corn Fest and making s’mores.
This way we can keep things free!

Advancements by Year

Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.

Cub Scouting extends typically over five years - from first through fifth grades - but a boy is welcome to join Cub Scouts at any time during those years. Below is a brief description of different levels of Cub Scouting:

Tiger Cub. The Tiger Cub program is for first-grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners. There are five Tiger Cub achievement areas. The Tiger Cub, working with his adult partner, completes 15 requirements within these areas to earn the Tiger Cub badge. These requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade.

Wolf Cub. The Wolf program is for second-grade (or age 8) boys. To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass 12 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.

Bear Cub. The Bear rank is for third-grade (or age 9) boys. There are 24 Bear achievements in four categories. The Cub Scout must complete 12 of these to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.

   Webelos. This two-year program is for boys who have completed third grade (or are age 10) and continues through fifth grade. A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos Handbook, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Boy Scout requirements—all leading to the Arrow of Light Award.