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					Cub Scout Pack 308
    Parent Handbook




        Cleveland, NC

    Charter Organization:
 Kennedy-Hall American Legion
          Post 106
                            Table of Contents




3………….Introduction

4…………. Cub Scouting Core Values

5………..... Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, Cub Scout Motto

6…………. Den and Pack meetings

7…………..Cub Scout uniform, Fees & Dues

8…………. Your Role as a Parent, Leader Training

9………….. Leaders, Scouters and Parents

10………... Camping and Outings Rules

11………… Pack Organization Chart

12………….Cub Scout Ranks

13……….…Awards & Recognitions

16…………..Local Scout Stores

17……….....Useful Websites and Phone numbers

18………….Glossary

23………….Uniform Insignia Placement




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                                   Introduction
        Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 308! You have joined a Pack that has been active in
Cleveland for over 35 years. You are joining a group of Scouts that share your interest in
learning new skills, participating in group activities, and helping to enrich the
community. With the help of your AKELA and trained Scout leaders, you will do things
that will challenge your body and mind. On this Journey you will learn skills that will
increase your independence and leadership skills, making you a vital part of the
Community. We will see you through each stage of this Journey from Tiger Cub to
Webelos, and hopefully to the Arrow of Light. Once again, welcome to Pack 308!

        New Members When joining Pack 308 you will be required to pay an $11.00
registration fee to the Central NC Council for National membership dues.
        You will also need the following items for you new Scout.

             1. A copy of the Handbook for your Scouts rank. (Tiger, Wolf, Bear or
                Webelos)
             2. The official Cub Scout uniform shirt with the Central NC Council
                shoulder patch, unit numbers and US flag shoulder patch. (Webelos may
                wear either a blue shirt or the official khaki Boy Scout shirt with blue
                shoulder loops.)
             3. The neckerchief and slide that corresponds with the Scouts rank.
             4. The official Cub Scout pants and belt that correspond to your Scouts
                rank. (Tiger through Bear are blue; Webelos wear blue or olive green
                with blue belt.)
             5. The official Class “B” shirt for Pack 308.

       We have included a list of locations where you will be able to find these items in
the back of the handbook. We will get an order together for Class B shirts once or twice a
year.

        Tiger Cubs are required to have their Adult Partner with them at all times. Wolf,
Bear and Webelos Scouts are not required to have their AKELA with them, but it is
encouraged.
        There will be weekly Den meetings and one Pack meeting each month during the
time that school is in session. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged
to attend all Pack meetings.




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                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 our fears, the
   difficulties, or the consequences.

5. Faith: Having inner strength and confidence based on our 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. Resourcefulness: 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, other people, and ourselves.




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  Cub Scout Promise
    I, (say your name), promise

        to DO MY BEST

    To do my DUTY to GOD

         And my Country

    To HELP other people, and

 To OBEY the LAW of the Pack




 The Law of the Pack
  The Cub Scout follows Akela.

 The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.

  The Cub Scout gives goodwill.




The Cub Scout Motto
          Do Your Best!




    Tiger Cub Motto
     Search, Discover, Share




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                                      Den Meetings
       Den meetings are the weekly meetings where your son will receive guidance in
achieving the requirements for his rank, and participate in other fun activities. This
meeting is headed by a Den Leader and his/her assistance(s). By following the guidelines
below you can help your son have a successful Den.

              Please have your son at the Den meetings on time and ready to participate
               in the planned activities.
              Please have a good attitude! Your son can feel the tension you give off
               and it will reflect in his attitude in the meeting. Help to make all the
               Scouts feel that this is a safe place they can go and have fun.
              If you choose not to stay for the Den meeting please be there to pick up
               your son on time. Let the Den Leader know if you plan to have someone
               else pick up your son.
              Please come in to pick up your son. This way we know who your son is
               leaving with. This also gives the Den Leader a chance to let you know of
               any upcoming events or information you may need to know.
              If you would like to Lead a Den, or be an assistant Den Leader, please see
               the Cubmaster for the appropriate forms.
              Class “A” or “B” uniforms are both acceptable dress for Den meetings
               unless notified otherwise.


                                     Pack Meetings
         Pack Meetings are held once a month. They are lead by the Cubmaster and are an
important part of Cub Scouting. They give the individual Dens a chance to show the rest
of the Pack what they have been working on that month. It is also a time for the Scouts to
show their different talents (skits, stunts & jokes), and receive recognition for their
advancements that month. All Scouts are expected to participate in the Pack Meeting
activities either by program participation or setting up before or cleaning up after the
meeting. You can help ensure a great pack meeting by following the guidelines below.

              Please have your son there on time or a little early, to make sure
               everything is set up and in order.
              Encourage your son to participate in the program by doing a skit, stunt or
               joke.
              Have your son wear his class “A” uniform. This is a time to be proud and
               looking sharp doesn’t hurt.
              Invite your family and friends to come to the meeting. Who knows, maybe
               one of your friend’s sons will want to join the Pack.




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                             Cub Scout Uniforms
Class “A” uniform is the full official Cub Scout uniform consisting of the official Cub
Scout shirt with correct patches, Cub Scout pants or shorts, neckerchief & slide, Cub
Scout belt, and Cub Scout socks.

Class “B” uniform is the official Pack 308 t-shirt with Cub Scout pants, belt, and socks.

Class “C” uniform is the official Pack 308 t-shirt with any pants or shorts.

NOTE: Class “A” uniforms are always to be worn when traveling to any official Cub
Scout activity, unless told otherwise by the Cubmaster or Adult Leader in charge.


                                   Fees & Dues
Registration: Basic membership for the pack for one year is $11.00 which includes the
National membership fee and insurance.

Boys’ Life Magazine (optional): A year’s subscription to Boys’ Life Magazine (The
official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America) is $12.00.

Den dues: Den dues of .50 per week helps to offset some of the weekly Den expenses.
This could range from craft supplies to project materials.

Fundraising: Pack 308 has several fund raisers during the year. All pack members are
expected to participate in this critical part of scouting. Registration fees pay only a
fraction of the true cost of scouting at all levels (averages $100 per year per scout). The
annual Trails End Popcorn fall fundraiser supports the National BSA, the Central NC
Council, the Rowan District BSA and our pack as well. Other fundraisers and donations
pay for pack expenses including:
● Advancement and recognition awards & devices, participation patches
● Handbooks & neckerchiefs
● Pinewood Derby Car Kit & Rain gutter Regatta Sailboat Kit subsidies
● General program expenses & extra pack activities, including the Blue & Gold Banquet,
etc. . . .

Donations: Donations are always welcome, of course. Certain donations are tax-
deductible – see the Pack Treasurer for more information.
Everyone hates fundraising, but we want to remind parents that fundraising has an
important role in scouting.
Also, please remember that some employers will donate money to 501(c) (3)
organizations that their employees volunteer time to. Please investigate your employer’s
community donation programs to help support our pack.



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Financial Assistance is available to scouts who cannot afford to pay the required fees.
Any boy who wants to participate in scouting will not be turned away merely for
financial reasons. Please contact the Pack Committee Chairman or Cubmaster if you are
interested in assistance (Contact numbers are provided in the useful numbers section of
the handbook).

Scout Buddies. Families are always invited to participate in Pack & Den events. Please
contribute an appropriate amount to cover pack & den expenses for your Scout Buddies.
Keep in mind that we have to cover all craft & activity supplies for them to enjoy.


                           Your Role as a Parent
Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to
take part in activities with your son that you normally might not do. It provides a positive
way for parent and son to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time
together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your
involvement is vital to the program's success.
Some specific things you can do to help your son in Cub Scouting are:
     Work with your son on projects
     Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail
     Participate in monthly pack meetings
     Be an active participant in the pack Committee
     Go on family campouts with your son
     Provide support for your son's den and pack


                                      Training
Youth Protection Training: All Leaders and Scouters, as well as any interested parents,
are encouraged to complete Youth Protection Training. YPT is a very serious and
important part of the BSA program that is currently offered online.

Leader Training: Pack Committee Members, Cubmaster, Den Leaders, & Assistants
have additional training requirements that include:

➢Fast Start Training can be completed online in about 20 minutes.
➢New Leader Essentials and at Leader Specific Training
➢Leader Specific Training is for your position and earns you the “Trained” patch.
➢Recurrent Leader Training includes:
○ Monthly Roundtable (attendance at 4 required for leader awards, or 1 Pow Wow)
➢Additional Training
○ BALOO (Basic Leader Outdoor Orientation) required for Pack Campout
○ Health & Safety (Guide to Safe Scouting)
○ Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat
  ScoutParents Unit Coordinator Fast Start Training




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              LEADERS, SCOUTERS & PARENTS
Cub Scouting is an all volunteer lead organization at the Pack level. You and other
parents or adults, who are interested in helping provide a quality program for our young
boys are always needed. No matter what your skill or profession is there may be a need
for your help in the Pack.
If every parent volunteers to lead, assist, chair, co-chair, or coordinate, then no one has to
bite off more than he or she can chew. And that means a quality program for your son.

Volunteer Positions
While some positions require more time and often a one-year commitment, some are
Simple, one-time events conducted annually. (* positions should register with BSA)
Annual leadership commitments include
Cubmaster* & Assistant
Pack Committee Chairperson*
Pack Trainer*
Treasurer*
Advancement Coordinator*
Secretary*
Membership Chair*
Public Relations*
Outings/Events Chair*
Tiger Cub Den Leaders*
Wolf Den Leaders*
Bear Den Leaders*
Webelos Den Leader*
Assistant Den Leaders*
One-time event commitments include:
School Night for Scouting Chair
Trails End Popcorn “Kernel”
Pack Fundraising Coordinator
Pinewood Derby Coordinator
Blue & Gold Banquet Coordinator
Friends of Scouting Coordinator
Summertime Activities Coordinators
Activity Badge / Achievement / Academic &
Sports Coordinators

Registration
Pack Leaders are encouraged to register with the BSA. Adult leader registration is
necessary for building tenure for adult award recognitions. Registered adults will receive
the bi-monthly “Scouting” magazine, filled with ideas and information. We need
registered leaders to help us give our Cub Scouts a quality program, and to continue to
earn the National Quality Unit Award!


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                        Camping & Outing Rules
As the Cub Scout Motto “Search, Discover, Share” implies, your son will have the
opportunity to go on various outings and camping trips throughout the year. To make
sure that your son is safe, and gets the most enjoyment possible from these outings, we
ask that you read and follow the Pack rules for Camping and Outings.

     1. Wear your full Class “A” Scout uniform to and from all camping trips or other
        activities unless otherwise informed. Class “B” or Class “C” uniform may be
        designated as the uniform for a particular trip or activity at the Cubmaster’s
        discretion.
     2. No hazing or harassing behavior (physical or verbal) of any kind will be
        tolerated.
     3. Always use the “Buddy System” on all outings and outside activities (hiking,
        swimming, etc.).
     4. Respect other Scouts equipment and Personal property. Do not use, touch or
        take anything that doesn’t belong to you without permission.
     5. Cell phones must be turned off at all times unless you have the permission of
        the Cubmaster or adult Leader in charge.
     6. All Scouts will be required to perform camp site duties (camp site set up, clean
        up, break down, etc.)
     7. No Scout is to leave the camp site or activity unless they have permission from
        the Cubmaster or the Adult leader in charge.
     8. Always practice the “Leave no Trace” policy.
     9. These items are prohibited on all Scouting activities:
             Fireworks or explosives of any kind
             Sheath Knives
             Folding knives with a blade longer than three inches
             Aerosol cans of any kind
             Radios, Electronic equipment (Nintendo, iPod, etc.)
             Glass bottles or jars
             Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
             Firearms or ammunition of any kind
             Slingshots, num chucks or other weapons of any kind

Failing to abide by the Camping and Activities Rules of Pack 308 may result in
disciplinary action ranging from a verbal warning or isolated quiet time to being sent
home from the outing or activity.




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                              Cub Scout Ranks




                                       Bobcat
The Bobcat badge is the first badge earned. No matter what age a boy joins the Cub
Scouts, he must earn the Bobcat badge before working on the badge for his age.

                                    Tiger Cub
The Tiger Cub badge is for those boys who have completed kindergarten (or are 7 years
old).

                                        Wolf
The Wolf Badge is for those boys who have completed first grade (or are 8 years old).

                                        Bear
The Bear badge is for those boys who have completed the second grade (or are 9 years
old).

                                     Webelos
The Webelos badge is for those boys who have completed the third grade (or are 10 years
old).




                                 Arrow of Light
The Arrow of Light Award is earned after a boy has earned the Webelos rank, usually
during his second year of Webelos Scouting. A boy who enters Webelos Scouting as a
fifth grader (or age 10) may earn both the Webelos badge and the Arrow of Light Award.



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                     AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Academic & Sports Program (Belt Loops & Pins)
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is a supplemental enrichment program
that complements the existing Cub Scout program. Cub Scouts at all levels can work
towards earning belt loops and pins.
The belt loops have fairly simple requirements, and provide immediate recognition. They
are awarded at the Pack meetings and can be worn on the Scout belt. After completing
additional, slightly more difficult requirements, a Scout can earn the corresponding pin in
that academic or sports area. The current areas are: (*can only be earned at approved
Scout Camps)
Academic
Art
Astronomy
Chess
Citizenship
Collecting
Communicating
Computers
Geography
Geology
Heritages
Language & Culture
Map & Compass
Mathematics
Music
Science
Weather
Wildlife Conservation

Sports
Archery*
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
BB Shooting*
Bicycling
Bowling
Fishing
Flag Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Skating
Marbles
Physical Fitness



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Roller Skating
Snow Ski & Board
Sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Ultimate
Volleyball

Recruiter Strip
The Recruiter strip may be awarded to a Cub Scout who recruits another boy into the
program. It is worn centered below the right pocket on the uniform.
Religious Emblems
“A Scout is reverent." All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some
go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such
an emblem is not a Scouting award. It is conferred on a Scout by his religious leader.
Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. See http://www.praypub.org
for more information.
BSA Family Award
The BSA Family program is a series of activities designed to help strengthen all families
– whether two-parent, single-parent, or nontraditional. All family members are encourage
to participate, and may earn the BSA Family Award. A family must complete two
activities from each of five categories:
1) Learning through Fun & Adventure
2) Strengthening Family Relationships
3) Developing Character
4) Teaching Responsibility
5) Handling Difficult Situations
World Conservation Award
This international award is earned by completing varying requirements outlined in the
Scout’s handbook. Each rank has different requirements. For example, the Wolf
requirement is to complete the “Your Living World” achievement, complete two of three
designated electives, and participate in a Den or Pack Conservation Project. Upon
completion of his requirements, the Cub will be awarded his World Conservation Patch at
a Pack meeting ceremony.
Whittling Chip
The Whittling Chip can be earned by Bear Cub Scouts and older. It confers the privilege
of carrying a pocketknife to Cub Scout activities. Cubs will follow the tenets of the
Pocketknife Pledge in order to maintain this privilege.
Physical Fitness Award
This award is designed to heighten fitness awareness and to help change the lifestyles of
American youth and adults regarding exercise and a healthy diet to improve the quality of
their lives. Scouts completing the seven requirements can receive a patch.




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Crime Prevention Award
The Boy Scouts of America’s Crime Prevention Program assists neighborhoods and
communities in their efforts to prevent crime. All participants (including Scout Buddies)
are eligible to earn the Crime Prevention Award after completing the two phases – both
“Youth & Family” and “Youth & Unit”. The requirements for the “Youth & Family”
phase are rank-dependent. For example, a Bear would complete the “Law Enforcement is
a Big Job” and “Be a Leader” achievements for “Youth & Family”, and then participate
with his family, den, pack or friends in a crime prevention project.
Emergency Preparedness BSA
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has partnered with BSA to increase the
level of citizen preparedness across the country. DHS has asked the BSA to build upon
the foundation of the Ready campaign and to help citizens across the country prepare for
emergencies of all kinds. While each rank has different requirements for this award,
they’ll focus on three areas: individual preparedness, family preparedness, and
community preparedness.
Leave No Trace Program
Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment
and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies in a backyard
or local parks (front country) as much as it does in the wilderness (back country). The
Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge promises to practice the following guidelines
wherever he goes:
1) Plan ahead
2) Stick to trails.
3) Manage your pet.
4) Leave what you find.
5) Respect other visitors.
6) Trash your trash.




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                               Area Scout Stores
Blackwell's Army Navy
212 South Center St.
Statesville, NC 28677                  (704) 873-5561

Cabarrus Scout Shop Scout Shop
904 Cloverleaf Plaza
Kannapolis, NC 28083                   (704) 720-9264

Dellingers Dept. Store, Inc.
101 North Brady Ave.
Newton, NC 28658                       (828) 464-3906

Winston-Salem Scout Shop
6600 Silas Creek Pkwy.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106                 (336) 768-7205

Berndt's Incorporated
117 Government Ave. SW
Hickory, NC 28602                       (828) 322-1222

Mecklenburg County Council
1410 East Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28204-2488                (704) 333-5471

Southside Hardware
2937 S. Main
High Point, NC 27263                    (336) 861-4128

Farmers Hardware, Inc
637 N. Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284                  (336) 996-3771

Delk's Army-Navy Surplus
4705 US Hwy. 64 West
Asheboro, NC 27205                      (336) 629-0991

Piedmont Council
1222 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28053                      (704) 864-2694

Carolina Scout
Shop2121 Westinghouse Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273                     (704) 583-2627



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                                 Useful Websites
National Boy Scouts of America
http://www.scouting.org

Rowan County District BSA
http://www.cubpack333.org/rowandistrictnews.html

Scouter
http://www.scouter.com

Boy Scouts of America online Store
http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsasupply

US Scouting Service Project
http://usscouts.org/bbugle.asp

Bill Smith’s unofficial Cub Scout Roundtable
http://wtsmith.com/rt.html

Central NC Council BSA
http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/index.html

Scoutparents
http://scoutparents.org/




                           Useful Phone Numbers
District Chairman………………..…Glenn Dixon………………………..704 637-5488
District Commissioner……………...Larry Brown……………………….704 857-9657
Sr. District Executive………………..Jim Sawyer…………………….….704 636-5030
District Executive…………….….….Richard Davis……….……………..704 636-5030
Cub Scout Training Chairman...…Donna Redmond…………………….704 278-9889
Pack 308 Cubmaster…………….…..Trent Pence………….................…704 278-4706




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                                      Glossary
Achievements are requirements for advancement listed in the Cub Scout handbook.

Activity badges are part of the Webelos advancement program. Each of the 20 activity
badges has a set of requirements that each Webelos Scout must meet, usually in den
meetings. Certain activity badges are required to earn the Webelos badge and Arrow of
Light.

Every Tiger Cub has an Adult Partner. This is usually a parent or guardian but can be
another relative or other adult approved by the boy's parent/guardian. The partners share
the leadership of the Tiger Cub den, usually taking responsibility for one month's
program.

Advancements in rank are presented at each pack meeting and include Tiger Cub,
Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light badges.

Akela is the Cub Scout term for a leader - any leader - including den leaders, Cubmaster,
teachers, parents, and any other adult the Cub Scout looks up to.

The Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting, is awarded to a Webelos Scout
who completes additional requirements, including additional activity badges and
interaction with a Boy Scout troop (such as a joint hike).

Arrow points are earned by Cub Scouts after they earn their Wolf or Bear badges. The
first arrow point is gold; the rest are silver. Cub Scouts can earn an unlimited number of
arrow points.

An assistant Cubmaster is an adult (18 years or older) who assists the Cubmaster with
the pack program. You may have several assistant Cubmasters. One of them might be the
next Cubmaster.

An assistant den leader is an adult (18 years or older) who assists the den leader with
the den meetings.

An assistant Webelos leader is an adult (18 years or older) who assists the Webelos den
leader with the den meetings.

Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, a British war hero, founded Boy Scouting in England in
1906. He devoted his life to the program. Boy Scouts around the world fondly call him B-
P.

The Bear badge is awarded when a Cub Scout completes 12 of 24 achievements in the
Bear Cub Scout Book.




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Most packs have a Blue and Gold Banquet in February (the anniversary month of Boy
Scouting) for all members of the pack and their families.

The Bobcat badge is earned by all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts when they join the
pack.

Boy Scouting is the program for 11- to 18-year-old boys that further the development of
the boy through camping, outdoor activities, skills development, and advancement. Boy
Scouts belong to a troop.

A chartered organization is a community group - often a religious, civic, fraternal,
educational, or other organization - that sponsors a Scouting unit, such as a Cub Scout
pack, Boy Scout troop, or Venturing crew. The Boy Scouts of America issues a charter to
each chartered organization, allowing them to use Scouting as part of their youth
program.

Charter renewal is the annual process during which the charter issued by BSA to your
chartered organization is renewed. The pack committee must help by verifying the list of
boys and adults registered in the pack.

The Code of Conduct helps your meetings run smoothly without disruption by getting
the Cub or Webelos Scouts' agreement on what behavior is acceptable.

Your local Boy Scouts of America Council supports Scouting units throughout its
geographical area. If you don't know the location or phone number of your council, ask
an experienced leader or check the phone book under "Boy Scouts of America." You can
also find it on the Internet at http://www.scouting.org/councils.

The Cubmaster is responsible for monthly pack meetings, the program of the pack, and
the operation of the dens.

A Cub Scout den consists of six to eight Cub Scouts with a den leader and one or more
assistants, as well as a den chief. It meets every week at a time and place chosen by the
den leader and parents.

A Cub Scout den leader is an adult volunteer who leads a Cub Scout den, with the help
of assistant den leaders and parents.

The Cub Scout Den Meeting Program form lists all the parts of a den meeting and is
used to plan your weekly meetings. You can find a copy in your Cub Scout Leader Book.
Additional blank copies may be purchased at your council service center.

Cub Scout Leader: You and all the other adult volunteers in your pack.




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The Cub Scout sign is used when Cub Scouts say the Cub Scout Promise and Law. The
sign is also used to get the attention of any Cub Scout group. To make the sign, hold up
your right hand with the arm straight and first and middle fingers extended. The other
fingers and thumb are folded over into the palm.

A Den Chief is a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer who serves as an activities
assistant, helping the den leader with the den and providing fun and interesting things for
the boys to do.

A Denner is one of your Cub or Webelos Scouts who is elected to help the den
leadership for one month. An assistant Denner is also elected and will become Denner the
following month.

A District is a part of a council, covering a smaller area. Districts provide training,
activities, roundtables, and other support to units.

Field trips are den or pack trips away from the usual meeting place. They can be as
simple as a den trip to tour a local fast food restaurant or as big as a bus trip to a museum
or sports event. If you are going outside your own town, you must file a tour permit with
your local Boy Scouts of America council.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is a fund-raiser for your local council. You may be asked to
host an FOS presentation at a pack meeting. FOS was formerly called Sustaining
Membership Enrollment (SME).

A Webelos Graduation Ceremony is held to "crossover" Webelos Scouts into Boy
Scouting. Ceremony ideas can be found in Cub Scout Ceremonies for Dens and Packs.

An Induction Ceremony is usually held to welcome new Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, or
Webelos Scouts into the pack. Ceremony ideas can be found in Cub Scout Ceremonies
for Dens and Packs..

In a Living Circle, Cub Scouts and leaders stand in a circle, left hands extended to the
center, palm down. Each person grasps the thumb of the person to their left, forming a
complete circle of hands. The right hand is raised in the Cub Scout sign. Pumping the left
hands up and down, everyone says "Ah-KAY-la, we'll do our best."

Outdoor activities are an important part of Cub Scouting. They can include hikes,
picnics, games, and similar day events. Cub Scouts can also participate in pack camping,
in which each Cub Scout has family members present. Cub Scout day camp and resident
camp, as well as family camping opportunities, are also an important part of the program.

Pack activities are additional activities and trips run by the pack.

The pack committee is responsible for the operation of the pack, including planning,
finances, records, activities, advancement, and more.


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A Pack Leaders' Meeting is held monthly to finalize details for the pack program and
pack meeting for the current month, and to plan upcoming months.

The Pack Meeting is a monthly gathering of all the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos
Scout dens in the pack, along with their families, for recognition, fun, and program.

The Pack Meeting Planning Chart is a guide to planning your pack meeting. It lists all
the required and optional parts of the meeting. You can choose the parts you want,
determine their order, and indicate who will be responsible for preparing each.

Parent-son overnight campouts are conducted by the Pack, with a parent present for
each Scout.

Pinewood derby is an activity for all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Boys build
wooden race cars with adult assistance and race them down pinewood tracks for prizes
and trophies. Other similar activities are the raingutter regatta (boats) and space derby
(spaceships).

The annual pack Program is planned to lay out the themes and activities that will be used
for the upcoming year. A monthly theme is chosen, and most den and pack activities for
the month relate to that theme. The annual Cub Scout Program Helps contains suggested
themes.

Recognitions include Wolf and Bear arrow points, Webelos activity badges, and
nonadvancement recognitions, such as Cub Scout Academics and Sports belt loops,
service stars, etc.

The Cub Scout sign is used when Scouts say the Promise and Scout Law. To make the
sign, raise the right hand, palm forward, arm straight. The first two fingers are held erect
and the thumb covers the nail of the third finger.

Service projects are part of Cub Scouting's citizenship training. They can include service
in the neighborhood, to the community, or to the chartered organization.

Tiger Cub dens use Shared Leadership, in which each adult partner plans and leads the
den program for one month.

The Boy Scouts of America encourages the Spiritual Growth of its members but is
absolutely nonsectarian and leaves decisions about religion to each Cub Scout's family.

A monthly Theme is chosen by the pack committee, and most den and pack activities for
the month relate to that theme. The annual Cub Scout Program Helps contains themes
suggested by the Boy Scouts of America.

The Tiger Cub den leader is a pack leader who leads a Tiger Cub den, supporting the
shared leadership of the adult partners.


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A Tiger Cub den consists of five to nine Tiger Cubs and their adult partners. Each
month, the den has two meetings, a "Go See It" activity, and participates in a pack
meeting.

The Tiger Cub motto is "Search, Discover, Share."

The Tiger Cub badge is awarded to a Tiger Cub when he completes 15 achievements in
the Tiger Cub handbook.

A BSA Tour Permit is required when a den or pack conducts an activity outside of its
normal meeting place. Contact your council for tour permit forms and instructions for
approval.

The Webelos badge is awarded to a Webelos Scout who completes the requirements,
which include activity badges and learning about Boy Scouting.

A Webelos Den Leader is an adult volunteer who leads a Webelos Scout den, with the
help of assistant Webelos den leaders and parents.

The Webelos Den Meeting Program form lists all the parts of a den meeting and is used
to plan your weekly meetings.

A Webelos Scout den consists of six to eight Webelos Scouts with a Webelos den leader
and assistants, as well as a Webelos den chief. It meets every week at a time and place
chosen by the Webelos den leader and parents.

The Wolf badge is awarded when a Cub Scout completes all 12 achievements in the Wolf
Cub Scout Book.




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