Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 335!
Cub Scouts is a terrific program that helps the boys builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, learn and explore a wide variety of interests and develop talents in academics and sports. Cub Scouts take part in exciting activities that are fun and meaningful. Cub Scouting is Fun...with a purpose!
The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
A Den is a group of 6-8 Cub Scouts who are all in the same school grade level. Each Den has at least 1 adult leader, a Den Leader, who supervises and plans Den activities. Dens meet twice per month with one outing per month. Outings are based on Achievement requirements found in the Scout Handbook. Sample outings might include hikes, fire station tour, television station tour, baking cookies at a den member's house, or visiting the library. The schedule and location of meetings is determined by the den members. Dens are organized according to grade level:
- Tigers: First Grade
- Wolves: Second Grade
- Bears: Third Grade
- Webelos: Fourth and Fifth Grade
Taken all together, these Dens form a Pack. The Pack meets once per month and is a great time for boys of all ages to interact with each other, play games, and do crafts. The Pack is lead by the Cubmaster. Several times a year the Pack participates in outings including campouts, service projects, parades, etc.
The monthly Pack Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday in the MP room at Mission Avenue Open School, Carmichael.
The "Class A" uniform is an important part of the Scouting program. It identifies the boys with their rank and gives them a sense of belonging to a den, the pack, and Boy Scouts of America. Scouts enjoy wearing their uniform. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.
Official Cub Scout uniforms can be purchased at the local Scout Shop or the Pack has hand-me-down uniforms.
Class B (optional)
The "Class B" uniform is a Pack specific T-shirt that is sold primarily at the beginning of the school year. These T-shirts are worn on den outings or summertime pack activities. They help identify the boys as being a part of a larger organization. There are Class B uniforms available in adult sizes as well!
All Cub Scouts start off with the Bobcat Award. This can be done in a couple of days at home with an adult/parent or with the Den Leader. To earn this rank your Scout must fulfill 8 requirements, which mainly consist of learning and memorizing the Cub Scout motto, promise, law, handshake, salute, and sign.
Regardless of what grade a Scout joins the program they will always start with the Bobcat rank and grow from there.
In your Scouts handbook, there are a lot of fun things he can do. At the bottom of each is a space for "Akela's OK," which is CubScoutese for "adult or leader signature." After your Scout has completed something to the best of his ability, you or the Den Leader may sign to show that he has finished. Be sure to remind your Scout to show this signature to his Den Leader so the achievement can be record it the Den records as well.
Youth Protection Guidelines
Pack 335 adheres strictly to the Two Deep Leadership code. At no time is there to be fewer than two adults alone with a scout. All of our leaders have been trained in youth protection guidelines. For the safety of your son, Cub Scouting rules require that you stay at all den and pack gatherings at the Tiger Cub Level!
To learn more about the Cub Scout Youth Protection Guidelines you can view the training that all Leaders are required to take at https://myscouting.scouting.org.