Pack 39

Do Your Best

Welcome to the Parent Guide Page

In Cub Scouts, parent help is crucial in helping your son advance on.  If you are new to Scouting the best thing to do it to get a book sold at scoutstuff.com or the MTC.  In that Book is a Parent Guide which explains scouting.  Some of the Guide has been summarized and posted on this page. 

 

About Cub Scouting

This program is designed for boys to learn in a fun way.  Each of the boys is divided into dens with boys their own age and will build friends throughout their time in scouts.  Our pack works hard to bring all dens together to have fun.  For this to happen parents need to help we do not require any big commitment and there are experienced parents always willing to help.  Each scout will succeed in scouting as long as they do their best.  Read more about the trail to advancement, arrow points, and totem beads on your den page (Now Available.) 

 

 

About Our Troop

Scouting is Family Oriented

 

 

  •   Activities are intended for the whole family
  •   You work with your son on his advancement award requirements
  •   Many skills he will learn are family oriented

 Pack Meetings

Pack Meetings and Events are held monthly.  Regular Pack Meetings are held at the Summit School on designated dates from 6:30-8:00pm.  Go to our Calendar.

 

Special events are scheduled at alternate times throughout the year and include: the Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet, and Scout Carnival.  Scouts and their families should attend all scheduled pack meetings.

 

 

 

The Cub Scout Den

  •   Your son is a member of a Cub Scout Den
  •   The den usually meets twice a month
  •   The den is lead by a den leader
  •   Den meetings have games, crafts, songs, ceremonies, and are lots of fun

The Cub Scout Pack

 

  •   Your son is a member of a Cub Scout Pack
  •   A pack meets once per month – all Cub Scout families attend
  •  The pack meeting is led by the Cub master
  •  Pack meetings have games, ceremonies, and presentations of badges that boys have earned

The Pack Committee

  • The pack is run by a committee of volunteer parents
  • The pack committee includes den leaders, Cubmaster, and parents
  • The pack committee is led by a chairperson
  • The committee plans pack events/activities
  • The committee selects leaders, performs record keeping, manages finances, orders badges, maintains pack equipment, and helps train leaders

The Chartered Partner

  • The pack is “owned” by the chartered partner
  • The chartered partner approves leaders, provides a meeting place, and operates the pack within their own guidelines and the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America
  • The chartered organization selects a representative to serve as liaison between the pack and the organization:  current liaison - Kevin Hansotte

Special Cub Scout Activities may include the following:

  •   Pinewood Derby
  •   Good Turn for America/Litter Pick-Up
  •   Blue and Gold Banquet
  •   Cub Scout Day Camps/Agawam Adventure Camps (which include crafts, games, nature, sports, BB guns, archery, swimming, and campfire programs)
  •   March in Veterans’ Day Parade
  •   Scout Carnival
  •   Rain Gutter Regatta
  •   Sled Riding;  Bowling;  Fishing Derby;  Ice Skating;  Caroling,  Ice Cream Social;  Over-nighters; Camp-outs
  •  Yukon Gold Rush
  •  Field Trips to various places in the community (in the past we have visited Armstrong TV station; Firemenship course at BC3; Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium…we are always looking for new and fun things to do, so let us know if you have any suggestions)

 

Family Responsibilities

Cub scouting is a family activity that gives families an opportunity to spend quality time together.  The family provides help and support for the den and pack.  Families can help in many different ways, which may vary from family to family, depending upon family structure and other family responsibilities.  Some examples of family involvement include:

 

  • Working with their cub scout on achievements/electives
  • Attending Pack meetings/events
  • Assisting with fund raising projects (such as the Popcorn Sales and Scout Carnival)
  • Assist with den/pack meetings and events
  • Helping with a specific project or activity badge

 

Be sure to sign up for the events/activities you are interested in upon registering your son.  We ask that each family volunteer to help out with at least 2 pack events/activities.  We also encourage parents to attend the monthly planning meetings.  It is also helpful for parents to complete a Family Talent Survey Sheet. 

Fund Raising

Fund raising is important.  This helps our boys have fun.  The money we get from fundraiser goes to the boys in the form of buying patches, and other things for our scout fun. 

Fundraisers are

  • Popcorn
  • Carnival

Purpose of Scouting

The Purpose is what we focus on teaching our scouts in a fun way

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  4. Family Understanding
  5. Respectful Relationships
  6. Personal Achievement
  7. Friendly Service
  8. Fun and Adventure
  9. Preparation for Boy Scouts  
 

Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values

  1. Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
  2. Compassion: Being kind and considerate and showing concern for the well-being of others.
  3. Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
  4. Courage: Being brave and doing what is right regardless of fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
  5. Faith:  having inner strength and confidence based on your trust in god.
  6. Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
  7. Honesty: Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
  8. Perseverance:  Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
  9. Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
  10. Using human and other resources to their fullest. 
  11. Respect: Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
  12. Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, and other people.
 

Books

 Some den leaders may require each scout to have their own book while other den leaders may not.  Books are a great thing for every scout to have.  Each book has places for the den leader to sign off on the requirements.  Also the books have almost everything you need to know in them so the scout can work on his requirements in his own time.  And loads of info on the program itself.  New to Scouts or Want to know more Books are a great way to learn more.  

Uniforms

 Scouts will need a uniform these are to be worn at den meetings and pack meetings and it displays the patches that the scouts work hard for.  Scouts only need to buy the shirt and neckerchief and the other apparel is optional.  If you are starting Webelos 1 or 2 you can buy the tan uniform which is the Boy Scout uniform also and wear through Boy Scouts.                                           

                                                                            

                                                                                                    

Providing Scout Goods

Every member of Scouts is expected to provide any scouting appearal.  These are uniforms, books, hats.  The pack purchases the patches and awards.  This is why selling popcorn is important.  If you would like to purchase any of these items you can do so by going to http://www.scoutstuff.org/ or by going to the scout store located in Butler By Sheetz and Ireane Stacy's.   

More Info

If you would like to learn more you can click on this link scouting.org

Or if you have any questions or are interested in joining you can go to joincubscouting.org or go to the Contact Us Page.  

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

Academics & Sports Belt Loops & Pins

Scouts can work with their families on earning belt loops and pins any time throughout the year. Scouts can earn these achievements on a wide variety of subjects. Dianne has a book that you can look through and see if there is anything you'd like to work on with your son. Ask to see the book at any den meeting.

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