Pack 621 offers a family oriented program for boys in grades 1-5 that combines fun with educational activities and lifelong values. In Cub Scouting, boys learn ideals like honesty, bravery, and respect. These values help boys make constructive decisions throughout their lives and give them the confidence they need to grow and develop.
Pack 621 also welcomes individuals who may have been involved in Scouting in the past or folks who are just interested in volunteering some time You have the chance to be a positive influence on the youth in your community. If you have questions about the role you could play or for more information about Cub Scouting, please contact us for more information
A Little History,
The Cub Scouts as an organization was founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1916, ten years after the foundation of the Boy Scouts, in order to cater for the many younger boys who had not yet reached the age limit for the Scouts but who wanted to take part in Scouting. During these first ten years many troops had either allowed younger boys to join or had set up unofficial Junior or Cadet Scout Troops. These Cadet Troops taught a much simpler form of Scouting, including just the basic knotting techniques, basic first aid and tracking. Cub Scouts are this year, 2006, celebrating 90 years of Cubbing, with activities held all over the world.
Cub Scouts are organized in Packs, which are usually linked to a Scout group (district), providing a community with all age sections. Adult leaders of Cub packs take the names of The Jungle Book 's main characters. The Cubs are taught that the leader is called Akela. Akela is the Den leader at Den meetings; The Pack Leader at Pack meetings; the Teacher at school, or the parent at home. Cub Scouts have a distinctive two-finger salute according to the Jungle theme, in contrast to the three-finger salute of Boy Scouts.
Like Scout Troops, Cub Scouts are assigned to small teams within the Pack. Baden-Powell named the team Six, which refers to the six members in each team. In the United States (U.S.), these teams are each called a Den, and each Den has all boys in the same school grade.
Youth Leaders from more senior Sections of Scouting are actively encouraged to assist as Cub Scout Leaders.
Each Pack has a number of annual events such as the Pinewood derby, the Space Derby, Summer Camp, Rocket Launch and the Boy Scout birthday celebration. The emphasis of Cub Scouting is to have fun and learn at the same time.
* Influences a boy's character development and spiritual growth.
* Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
* Encourage sportsmanship and pride. Grow strong in mind and body.
* Improve understanding within the family.
* Strengthen a boy's ability to get along with others.
* Foster personal achievement. Develop new interests and skills.
* Provide fun and exciting new things to do.
* Show a boy how to be helpful and do his best.
* Prepare him to be a Boy Scout.
* Incorporate Community Involvement