Ebenezer Baptist Church
Cub Scout Pack 67
Cub Scout Pack 67
Cub Scout Pack 67
“Deffendiing tthe Promiise”
“De end ng he Prom se”
2012 – 2013 Pack Manual
Last year was a very significant year for our pack. We did an exceptional job of growing our parent
participation. Over 70% of our families have one or more parents actively participating as leaders,
committee chairs or committee members. A true success by any measure!
Our plan for 2012-2013 scouting year is to further grow our base of leadership – ideally to 100%
participation – in an effort to broaden our scouting program. We are asking each parent to extend their
commitment to ‘making the pack better’. Our ongoing effort to support and facilitate the physical, mental
and spiritual growth of our scouts will be the direct result of our level of individual adult participation.
As in every year, we have developed a plan for making our pack better. This year, we have developed an
aggressive 5-Point Plan that builds upon our prior successes and the strengths of our pack.
2012-2013 5-Point Plan
1. Improved Pack Automation – continue to move towards a single solution website that serves our
total needs. The goal is to improve pack communication and to simplify pack services.
2. Quicker Access to Pack Funds – We will work with our Church Administrator to develop a better
process for getting quicker access to pack funds. Quicker access to pack monies will allow us to
be more agile in meeting the ongoing needs of the pack.
3. Focus on Core Scouting Competencies – We will re-focus our attention on core scouting
competencies such as outdoor activities, and BSA sponsored events. However, we will continue
to provide our scouts an array of exciting and fun experiences.
4. Better Adult Participation – Continue to grow adult participation in pack leadership. The goal is
to have 100% participation.
5. Better Interlock with Boy Scout Troop – It is important that our cubs develop a relationship with
our Boy Scout troop. We need to develop a big brother relationship with the troop. One way to do
this is through fun events. This year we will have our 1st annual basketball game where our pack
will challenge the troop for the coveted ‘67 Ballers Trophy’.
In closing, I challenge each parent to look beyond your family and see how you can better serve the entire
pack. An individual scout can only be as great as the pack that serves him!
John J. Martin
John J Martin
Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 67
Meeting Time & Locations
Time: Every Monday at 7:00pm (Also see Pack Calendar)
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church
2020 W Sugar Creek Rd
Charlotte NC 28213
Meeting Schedule Description
1st Monday 2nd Monday 3rd Monday 4th Monday 5th Monday
Pack Meeting Den Meeting Den Meeting Den Meeting Den Meeting
Pack Meeting – All parents and cub scouts are reguired to attend the monthly Pack Meeting. In this
meeting, we handle scout business and den activities in the form of plays, skits and other presentations.
ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING (FOR SCOUT AND PARENT) IS MANDATORY.
Den Meeting - During our den meetings, scouts meet in their respective dens to work on merit badges,
den assignments, etc. An important part of scouting is commitment and dependability. We believe that
that commitment starts with attendance. In order to obtain the den merit badge, a scout must attend 80%
of den meetings or not miss more 10 den meetings. Cub scouting is a family experience, parents are
required to be in attendance.
Leadership Meeting – Any parent can attend a leadership meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for
den leaders and pack officers to meet and discuss important pack issues and plan for pack activities.
Meeting Attendance – If attendance (scout or parent) becomes an issue, pack leaders reserve the rights
to withhold certain privileges from scouts. Scouts must attend 80% of meetings in order to achieve den
rank, Arrow of Light Badge and other merits identified by pack leadership.
The Pack Insignia
The pack insignia will be worn on pack t-shirts and displayed on pack banners and flags. The insignia was
created during the summer of 2009 and proudly placed into service during same period.
Cobra – The cobra is a venomous snake known for its hooded threat display and dangerous bites. Cobras
are found in Africa and Asia, and they have held a special place in human culture from ancient Egypt to
modern India. The name cobra comes from a Portuguese word for “snake” (short for cobra de capello
“snake with a hood”). The cobra represents a proud and fierce creature who’s known for protecting its lair
and defending its territory.
Like the cobra, Pack 67 is a proud organization who fiercely defends the principles and mission of scouting.
Motto: “Defending the Promise”
The motto refers to the Scout’s Promise. As cub scouts we live our promise and fiercely defend it.
Pack Colors: Blue and Gold
In order for our kids (scouts) to grow into a well-rounded adults, there are certain essentials that they must
learn and experience. Training in these essentials will not replace the themes provided by the BSA.
Instead, they will supplement them. The following essentials training will be incorporated into the pack’s
Essential Pack Knowledge includes:
1) Good Etiquette
a. Proper introduction
b. Proper handshake
c. Table manners
d. Table setting
e. Respecting others
2) Cub Scout Values / Promise
3) Pledge of alliance
4) What it means to be a scout
10) Personal growth and development
11) Inter-personal skills
13) Public speaking
Note: All of the above essentials should be repeated through out the year.
The History of Cub Scouting
The Beginning of Scouting
Scouting's history goes back to the turn of the 20th century to a British Army officer, Robert Stephenson Smyth
Baden-Powell. While stationed in India, he discovered that his men did not know basic first aid or the elementary
means of survival in the outdoors. Baden-Powell realized he needed to teach his men many frontier skills, so he wrote
a small handbook called Aids to Scouting, which emphasized resourcefulness, adaptability, and the qualities of
leadership that frontier conditions demanded.
After returning from the Boer War, where he became famous by protecting the small town of Mafeking for 217 days,
Baden-Powell was amazed to find that his little handbook had caught the interest of English boys. They were using it
to play the game of scouting.
Baden-Powell had the vision to see some new possibilities, and he decided to test his ideas on boys. In August 1907,
he gathered about 20 boys and took them to Brownsea Island in a sheltered bay off England's southern coast. They set
up a makeshift camp that would be their home for the next 12 days.
The boys had a great time! They divided into patrols and played games, went on hikes, and learned stalking and
pioneering. They learned to cook outdoors without utensils. Scouting began on that island and would sweep the globe
in a few years.
The next year, Baden-Powell published his book Scouting for Boys, and Scouting continued to grow. That same year,
more than 10,000 Boy Scouts attended a rally held at the Crystal Palace; a mere two years later, membership in Boy
Scouts had tripled.
About this same time, the seeds of Scouting were growing in the United States. On a farm in Connecticut, a naturalist
and author named Ernest Thompson Seton was organizing a group of boys called the Woodcraft Indians; and Daniel
Carter Beard, an artist and writer, organized the Sons of Daniel Boone. In many ways, the two organizations were
similar, but they were not connected. The boys who belonged had never heard of Baden-Powell or of Boy Scouts, and
yet both groups were destined to become Boy Scouts one day soon.
But first, an American businessman had to get lost in the fog in England. Chicago businessman and publisher William
D. Boyce was groping his way through the fog when a boy appeared and offered to take him to his destination. When
they arrived, Boyce tried to tip the boy, but the boy refused and courteously explained that he was a Scout and could
not accept payment for a Good Turn.
Intrigued, the publisher questioned the boy and learned more about Scouting. He visited with Baden-Powell as well
and became captured by the idea of Scouting. When Boyce boarded the transatlantic steamer for home, he had a
suitcase filled with information and ideas. And so, on February 8, 1910, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of
The "unknown Scout" who helped him in the fog was never heard from again, but he will never be forgotten. His
Good Turn is what brought Scouting to our country.
After the incorporation of the BSA, a group of public-spirited citizens worked to set up the organization. Seton
became the first Chief Scout of the BSA, and Beard was made the national commissioner.
The first executive officer was James E. West, a young man from Washington who had risen above a tragic boyhood
and physical disability to become a successful lawyer. He dedicated himself to helping all children to have a better
life and led the BSA for 32 years as the Chief Scout Executive.
Scouting has grown in the United States from 2,000 Boy Scouts and leaders in 1910 to millions strong today. From a
program for Boy Scouts only, it has spread into a program including Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy
Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.
The Beginning of Cub Scouting
Back in England, younger boys were eager to become Boy Scouts. In 1914, Baden-Powell began implementing a
program for younger boys that was based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. The Wolf Cub program began in 1916,
and since that time, Wolf Cubbing has spread to other European countries with very little change.
In America, hundreds of Cub Scout-age boys and their families were clamoring for a program of their own. As early
as 1920, Scout executives at the first national training conference discussed the needs of younger boys. The BSA,
however, felt it wise to postpone any action until there was more objective evidence.
In 1925, Dr. Huber W. Hurt, a research psychologist and veteran Scouter, was authorized to study existing
organizations for younger boys, such as Boy Rangers, Boy Pioneers, American Eagles, and Boys' Clubs. He found
that only one boy in 50 participated regularly in any type of organized leisure-time program. He also found that
younger boys responded better to leadership and program efforts than older boys. He worked closely with Ernest
Thompson Seton. Both men recommended that the BSA adopt a program for younger boys, with older Boy Scouts as
leaders, to tie into home, church, school, and Boy Scouting.
The National Executive Board authorized the Chief Scout Executive to thoroughly investigate the matter. An
advisory committee worked with the BSA to develop a plan and produce the necessary literature. Advice was
obtained from leading psychologists, sociologists, teachers, school superintendents, professors of education, college
executives, and recreation and welfare directors.
By 1929, the new Cubbing program (it wasn't called "Cub Scouting" until several years later) was taking shape and
was introduced as a demonstration project in a limited number of communities. Its structure was similar to today's
Cub Scouting, except that dens were led by Boy Scout den chiefs. The plan included a neighborhood mothers'
committee to encourage Cubs and den chiefs.
In 1930, Cub Scouting was formally launched, with 5,102 boys registered at the end of that first year. By 1933 the
time had come to promote Cub Scouting throughout the country as a part of Scouting. All experimental restrictions
were removed, and the first national director of Cub Scouting was appointed.
Den mother registration was optional for the first few years. By June 1938, 1,100 den mothers had registered and
soon became an important part of Cub Scouting.
The first dens met weekly at a member's home, where boys played games and enjoyed crafts and ceremonies. The
pack met weekly or semimonthly for games, den competitions, awards, stunts, and other activities. Cubs advanced
from Bobcat (for all new members) to Wolf (age 9), Bear (age 10), and Lion (age 11) and joined a Boy Scout troop at
In 1949, the age requirement was lowered to between 8 and 10 for Cub Scouts. In 1982, Tiger Cubs was started based
on shared leadership of boy-adult partner teams and the school year calendar. In 1986, Cub Scouts could register as
Cub Scouting in America is different from the younger-boy programs of other countries because it is centered in the
home and neighborhood. With the encouragement of family and leaders, boys enjoy a program that covers a wide
variety of interesting things. It suggests activities that boys enjoy doing on their own when adults are not supervising
them. These activities are particularly suited to boys of Cub Scout age and are different from those they will
encounter in Boy Scouting.
A strong influence from Kipling's Jungle Book remains today. The terms "Law of the Pack," "Akela," "Wolf Cub,"
"grand howl," "den," and "pack" all come from the Jungle Book. At the same time, the Gold and Silver Arrow Points,
Webelos emblem, and Arrow of Light emblem are taken from our American Indian heritage.
Although Scouting has changed over the years, the ideals and aims have remained the same: character growth,
citizenship training, and personal fitness. Scouting is updated periodically to keep pace with a changing world. It isn't
the same as it was on Brownsea Island in 1907, but the ideals are still based on principles that Baden-Powell had been
taught as a boy.
Scouting's founder was never able to completely overcome his surprise at Scouting's worldwide appeal. As it swept
the globe, Scouting brought him new adventures and responsibilities as Chief Scout of the World. He traveled
extensively and kept in touch with Scouting around the world.
Eventually, Baden-Powell's health began to fail. He set up a winter home at Nyeri, Kenya, in 1938, where he spent his
remaining years until his death in 1941. Scouts of different races carried him to his final resting place in the small
cemetery at Nyeri. His grave is marked with a simple headstone that bears his name and the Scout sign for "I have
gone home." Today, in Westminster Abbey, a tablet records his name, along with the names of some of the greatest
Britons of all time.
After Baden-Powell's death, a letter was found in his desk that he had written to all Scouts. It included this passage:
"Try and leave this world a little better than you found it." These words are a fitting epitaph, for as he won the respect
of the great by his strength, he won the hearts of youth by his example.
Cub Scouting Basics
What is Cub Scouting?
If you are a boy in first grade through fifth grade—or you're 6 to 11 years old—then Cub Scouting is for you.
It's for your family, too. For most scouts, it is their first entry into Boy Scouts of America.
Cub Scouts Belong to Pack and Den
Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack. A pack is a large
group of boys.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about
six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are about the same age
and live in the same neighborhood.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or
neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting
things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of scouting around the
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Cub Scouting means "doing." You have lots to do as a Cub Scout—crafts, games, sports, songs, stories,
and puzzles, to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the den. The den usually meets every
week, and the pack meets once a month all year long. At den meetings and pack meetings, Cub Scouts do
different things for fun and learning.
Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual Blue and Gold Banquet, field contests, and derbies such as
the pinewood derby. They go on field trips. They go camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures.
They take part in community events. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy,
you'll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You'll work on
projects with your parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good
about the things you accomplish. When you have earned a badge, you and an adult
member of your family take part in a ceremony. The badge is given to the adult, and
he or she then gives it to you in front of the whole pack. This is a way of saying "thank
you" to your family for their help in earning your award.
The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do
requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear,
Webelos, and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub
Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is popular, too. Cub Scouts get to learn about favorite
subjects such as art, math, science, and citizenship. Or they play individual and team sports such as
archery, gymnastics, skating, or soccer. You don't need to be a star athlete to play Cub Scout Sports.
You're a winner when you do your best.
Cub Scouts can earn many other awards and medals too, sometimes by themselves and sometimes as
members of their pack. They can earn or help their pack earn Quality Unit awards, religious emblems, the
Emergency Preparedness Award, the Outdoor Activity Award, or the World Conservation Award.
When you earn an award in Cub Scouting, you learn new skills. You also get to use your new skills and
your new knowledge in projects and demonstrations. You show what you know. People get to see what
you've learned as a Cub Scout.
Cub Scouting Has a Purpose
There is a reason for everything boys do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of
Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character with a good personality.
This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.
Cub Scout Values
As a Cub Scout, you do your best and you help others. You learn the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of
the Pack. You also learn what they mean.
It is a family atmosphere. And we have loads of fun!
Your Cub Scout Uniform
Whenever you see a person in a uniform, you get a quick sense of who
they are and what they do. The members of a sports team wear their
uniforms to say "I belong to this group." Police officers and firefighters
wear their uniforms to say "I provide a service to my community." Even
superheroes wear uniforms to say "I'm one of the good guys, and I stand
for what's right."
Just like all of these people, Scouts also wear a uniform, and for the very
same reasons. As a Cub Scout, you belong to a special group of people,
you give service to your community, and you have made a promise to do
your best to be one of the "good guys." Wearing your uniform is a way of
saying these things to everyone who sees you.
Parts of the Uniform
The parts that make up your Cub Scout uniform are these:
The Cub Scout short-sleeve shirt
Cub Scout trousers
A cap that shows your rank in Cub Scouting—orange for Tiger Cub, yellow for Wolf Cub Scout, blue for
Bear Cub Scout, and plaid for Webelos Scout
A neckerchief that matches the color of your cap
A cub scout or Webelos belt with a brass buckle
Because Webelos Scouts are close to becoming Boy Scouts, some Webelos dens choose to wear the tan and olive
uniform similar to the one that Boy Scouts wear (tan shirt, olive shorts/slacks, olive socks).
Badges, Patches, Pins, and Medals
Besides showing that you are a member of the Cub Scouts, your uniform gives you a place to display your personal
achievements and those of your den and pack. Badges of rank, award emblems, special recognitions, and the medals
you win at Cub Scout activities are all sewn or pinned onto your uniform.
Pack 67 Uniform Standards
Unless your den leader says otherwise, you should wear your Cub Scout uniform to all Scouting activities—not
only den and pack meetings, but every activity in which you take part with other Cub Scouts.
Dress Uniform – Class A
Cub Scout Shirt (long or short sleeves). A short sleeve shirt may be worn over a shade of blue,
white or beige long sleeve T-Shirt in winter.
Cub Scout shorts or trousers (must be blue-cub scouts/Green-Webelos))
Regular Uniform – Class B (to be worn at weekly meetings)
Cub Scout Shirt or pack t-shirt
Cub Scout shorts or trousers (any matching color) or jeans
Uniforms can be ordered at Boy Scouts of America (BSA) office located at 1410 E. 7th St, Charlotte NC. You
should tell the BSA representative that you want to purchase a cub scout uniform for Pack 67. Only purchase
the minimum emblems required. The rep will tell you what that is. The trousers for CLASS-A uniform should be
blue. To say money you make want to buy the slacks at a local department store. Please try to match color to
slacks at BSA.
You should also purchase scout manual for the den (Webelos, Bear, Wolf or Tiger) that your scout belongs to at
For special events, scouts may wear an approved pack t-shirt.
The Advancement Trail
On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks
and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more
challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older.
To begin his path to the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub (age 7) must learn the Tiger
Cub motto, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. When he has learned
these, he gets his Tiger Cub emblem, which is a tiger paw with four strings for
beads. He wears the emblem on his right pocket.
As a boy finishes each part of the five Tiger Cub achievements, he earns an orange
bead (for den activities), a white bead (for family activities), or a black bead (for
"Go See Its"). When the boy has earned five beads of each color, he can receive
his Tiger Cub badge. The Tiger Cub badge is given to the boy's adult partner at a
pack meeting. Then, during a grand ceremony, the adult gives the badge to the boy.
No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat
badge before he can advance to the rank of Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. A boy must
complete the Bobcat requirements, which include:
Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Cub Scout Promise, and the Law
of the Pack and tell what they mean;
Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean;
Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and
The Wolf rank is for boys who have finished first grade (or who are 8 years old). To
earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass 12 achievements. His parent or guardian
approves each achievement by signing his book. When the boy has met all
requirements, the Wolf badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next pack
meeting. During an impressive ceremony, the parent or guardian then presents the badge to the boy.
After he has earned the Wolf badge, a Wolf Cub Scout can work on the 23 Wolf electives until he finishes second
grade (or turns 9 years old). He can choose from more than 100 elective projects that may show him new hobbies and
teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a
Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Wolf badge. For each 10 elective projects after that, he earns a Silver Arrow
The Bear rank is for boys who have finished second grade (or are 9 years old).
There are 24 Bear achievements in four groups. A boy must complete 12 of
the achievements to be a Bear Cub Scout. These requirements are harder and
more challenging than those for the Wolf badge. When a boy has earned his
Bear badge, he may work on electives to earn Arrow Points to wear under his
Webelos dens are for boys who have completed third grade (or reached age 10). The Webelos den
program is different from the Cub Scout den program. Everything in the Webelos Scout program is
more challenging than what younger boys in the pack do. Webelos Scouts get to work on the 20
Webelos activity badges:
Physical Skills Community Outdoor Activity
Aquanaut Citizen Forester
Athlete Communicator Geologist
Fitness Family Member Naturalist
Sportsman Readyman Outdoorsman
Mental Skills Technology
Webelos Scouts work on requirements during their weekly den meetings. Once a boy
learns a skill, he practices it at den meetings and at home on his own. His family helps
him at home. Webelos Scouts bring the projects they do at home to the den meetings to
show others, and to have the Webelos den leader approve their projects.
When a boy has done the requirements for an activity badge, the Webelos den leader or
activity badge counselor, rather than a parent, approves most of the activity badges. It
takes three activity badges, including Fitness and Citizen, to earn the Webelos badge.
Besides earning activity badges, Webelos Scouts can earn the compass points emblem.
This emblem is awarded after a Webelos Scout has earned seven activity badges. For
each four activity badges a Webelos Scout earns after that, he receives a compass point—
east, west, north, and south.
Arrow of Light
The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning
this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos
Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed
all requirements for the Boy Scout badge.
This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy
graduates into a troop. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light Award when they were young
may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their adult uniform.
Core Scouting Values
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and
reverent. Below are the summarized statements for each of the Twelve Points of the Scout Law:
Trustworthy - Tell the truth and keep your promises. Honesty is part of a code of conduct; whereas,
people can depend upon you.
Loyal - Be true to your family, leaders, friends, school and nation.
Helpful - Be concerned about other people and do things willingly for others without reward.
Friendly - Be a friend to all. Seek to; understand others and respect those with ideas and customs other
than your own.
Courteous - Be polite to everyone regardless of your age or position. Always exhibit good manners.
Kind - Understand there is strength in being gentle. Treat others, as you would want to be treated. Do not
hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
Obedient - Follow the Rights of your family, school and troop. Obey the laws of your community and
country. If you think these Rights and laws are unfair, try to have them changed in an orderly manner
rather than disobey them.
Cheerful - Always look on the bright side of things. Cheerfully do the task that comes your way. Try to
make others happy.
Thrifty - Work to pay your way and help others. Save for unforeseen needs, protect and conserve natural
resources, and carefully use time and property.
Brave - Face danger even it your afraid. Have the courage to stand for what you think is right even it
others laugh at or threaten you.
Clean - Keep your body and mind fit and clean. Associate with those who believe in living by these same
ideas. Keep your home and community clean.
Reverent - Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties and respect the beliefs of others.
If a leader incorporates these character traits into his/her personality, the leader will have a great start on
becoming an effective leader. Each of these traits are so important that every one should internalized
them. These Twelve Points can be considered the key to great leadership. The Scouts have been forming
great leaders for years.
Your First 30 Days – A Checklist
A new pack family should do the following within their first 30 days after joining the
Attend Day-1 Family Orientation Class during first den meeting
Complete medical forms for parents and scout. Note: Some BSA events require that attending
adults submit a medical form (as part of Day-1 class)
Complete eConsent Form for scout (as part of Day-1 class)
Make appointment to take parent(s) and scout photo (as part of Day-1 class)
Acquire den manual (week-1)
Team with pack buddy / scout buddy
Parent and scout read Pack 67 Scouting Manual (week-1)
Purchase uniforms (i.e., Class A and Class B) (1st 30 days)
Attend Certified Trained Parent (CTP) Class (1st 30 days)
Take BSA Youth Protection Training (1st 30 days)
Sign and return parent and scout Pledge Forms (a part of CTP class)
Complete eConsent form and send to Cubmaster via your authorized email address.
Scout earns Bobcat Badge within 1st 30 days by learning 5 basic requirements – Learn and say
the Cub Scout motto, the Cub Scout Promise, and the Law of the Pack and tell what they mean;
show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean; and scout shows that
he understands and believes that it is important to be honest and trustworthy
Become an active parent by joining a committee or participating as a leader
o Purchase pack t-shirt
o Attend den meetings w/ scout – pack requirement
Requirement 1: The Cub Scout Motto
“Do Your Best”.
A motto is a guiding principle.
Doing his best is one of the most important things for the Cub Scout to learn. Boys often become so
interested in winning that they fail to see the importance of doing the best they can at everything. One
boy's best might be quite different from another boy's best. Cub Scouting teaches boys that no one can
find fault with them if they always do their best.
Requirement 2: The Cub Scout Promise
I 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.
It's important not just to say the Promise, but to know what it means.
When you say "I promise," it means you will do your best to keep your word. It is
very important to keep your promises and to stand by the things you say. This
shows people that they can trust you and rely on you.
To do my best
Giving your best effort is right and honest. Always remember that your best is not
the same as someone else's best. Doing the best you can is more important than
trying to be better than someone else.
To do my duty to God
Doing what is right and not doing things we know are wrong is one way to do our
duty to God. Another way is to practice our religion at home and at our place of
worship. We should respect other people's religious beliefs even if they are
different from our own.
And my country
Duty to country starts with being a good citizen. This means caring about the people in your
community and helping people. Good citizenship also means obeying the law. It means standing
up for the rights of all Americans. Good citizens also take care of America's land, water, and
To help other people
Helping other people means doing things to help those around you—your family, friends,
classmates, neighbors, and others in your community—without having to be told.
And to obey the Law of the Pack
Besides obeying the Law of the Pack (below), you should obey the laws in your community and
state, the Rights in your school, the Rights at home, and the code of conduct in your den.
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Requirement 3: 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.
Just as the parts of the Cub Scout Promise have a meaning, each part of the Law of the Pack has a
The Cub Scout follows Akela
Akela means "good leader." To a Cub Scout, Akela may be a parent, a teacher, a religious leader,
a Cub Scout leader, or another guide. A Cub Scout should choose a good leader to follow.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go
Your pack needs you to be a good
member. A good member goes to all
meetings, follows the leaders, and
pitches in to make the pack better.
Being a good member of the pack
means doing your share, and
sometimes a little more, to help the
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow
With the leaders and Cub Scouts all
working together, the pack helps you
grow into a better person. You will
learn new things and new skills. You'll
learn the right way to do the right
things. And along the way, you will
The Cub Scout gives goodwill
Doing good things for others doesn't just make them happy. It also gives them the desire (or the
"will") to do good things for others in turn. In this way, the good things you do for others make
ripples that pass the goodwill from person to person. The spirit of helpfulness and good cheer
spreads from you to others in your neighborhood.
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Requirement 4: The Cub Scout Handshake
Perform the Cub Scout handshake
Requirement 5: The Cub Scout Sign
The Cub Scout sign is made with the right arm held high and straight up above
the shoulder, with th e index and middle fingers forming a V.
The other fingers are held with the thumb.
The two extended fingers stand for the parts of the Cub Scout Promise, "to help
other people" and "to obey." They also stand for the two alert ears of a wolf.
This is the sign of Cub Scouts all over the world.
The Cub Scout sign should be given when repeating the Cub Scout Promise or
Law of the Pack. It is also used in ceremonies.
Requirement 6: The Cub Scout Salute
Salute with your right hand. Hold your first two fingers close together.
Touch the tips to your cap. Touch your eyebrow if you are not
wearing a cap.
Meaning: This is the way to show respect to your leaders. You
salute the flag to show respect to our country.
And you can greet another Cub Scout this way.
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Your Responsibility to the Pack
Pack Bill of Rights
The following Bill of Rights has been approved by our Pack Leadership Committee. It
identifies the privilege held by the pack in order to carry out its duties to develop well-rounded
Right 1: Parents must participate in den meetings, activities and events
Right 2: At least one parent must volunteer to lead at least one activity each year.
Right 3: Parents are required to attend Monthly Pack Meetings.
Right 4: At least one parent must attend the Parent Certification Class within 30 days of
joining the pack.
Right 5: Both parents must take Youth Protection Training within 30 days of joining pack.
Right 5: Parents are responsible for their son’s conduct.
Right 6: Scouts must attend 80% of den meetings to earn their den rank, arrow of light
badge and other badges identified by pack leadership. Waivers may be given
for extended illnesses and other circumstances, but only when achievements
Right 7: Scouts must purchase both Class A & B uniforms within 30 days of joining the
Right 8: All annual pack fees must be paid in accordance to pack policy.
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We Are All Responsible for Successful Scouting
The following outlines the responsibilities that parent, scout and leaders have in order to make our pack a
1. New parents must obtain the pack’s Trained Parent Certification, i.e., a training program offered by
2. Cub parents are active and involved parents. Parents are encouraged to participate in den
3. Parents must attend monthly Pack Meetings
4. Be on time for meetings
5. Pack communication is done via internet and web. Parents should have access to email and the
6. All required scout activities can not be complete during den meetings. Parents are expected to
work with the cub scout at home to achieve requirements
7. Parents are expected to accompany scout on all outside activities or make arrangements for some
other adult to accompany the scout
8. Support and assist pack leaders
9. Adhere to Parent’s Pledge
10. Make the pack better
1. Scouts are expected to obey the Laws of the Pack and adhere to his Scout’s Pledge
2. Be an Active Scout – i.e., attend 80% of all scout activities
3. Work diligently to obtain achievements set by the den
4. Earn dues
5. Make the pack better
1. Den Leaders – Work with Assistant Cubmaster-Den Coordinator to develop a schedule for the
2. Be present for all den and pack meeting; advise Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster when
3. Promptly take all courses required by the pack and BSA
4. On a monthly basis, update ScoutManage with all appropriate information
5. Take an active role in pack leadership and participate in leadership and pack meetings
6. Make the pack better
7. Validate that merits are awarded fairly and honestly
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8. Foster an environment where each scout has an equal chance for success, learning and
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Annual Fees – The pack will assess dues for all scouts. The dues will be assessed twice yearly. The
purpose of the dues is to pay annual BSA fees and to support over 30 scouting events. The dues will be
assessed as follows:
Returning Scouts – two payments $40.00 each
▪ 1st payment is due no later than Oct 15th.
▪ 2nd payment is due no later than Feb 15th. Parents can choose to make 2nd payment on a partial
New Scouts – Initial application fee and dues payment
▪ Initial application fee of $40.00 is required when application is turned in to pack.
▪ 2nd payment is due within scouts 1st 90 days. Parents may choose to make 2nd payment on a
partial payment basis.
Please contact Cubmaster if you can not financially meet these obligations.
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I, as a parent of Cub Scout Pack 67, chartered by Ebenezer Baptist Church,
1. Set an example for my son by showing inspiration, enthusiasm and
dedication to The Pack
2. Bring my son regularly to weekly meetings and other scouting activities
3. Work with my son between meetings in order to meet the goals and
objectives agreed upon by my den leader(s), my son and me
4. Have my son read or read to my son Pack 67 Scouting Manual, Den
Manual, Cub Scout’s Pledge and other material required by the pack
5. Offer my skills, expertise and service to the pack when needed
6. Do not be a sideline observer, but an active volunteer whose goals are
to make our pack better and to enrich the experiences of our scouts
7. Treat each scout as my own son and to provide correction, direction and
instruction in a loving and acceptable manner, to be stern (when
needed) and consistent in my approach
8. Obey to the Pack Bill of Rights adopted by our pack
(Parent’s Signature) (Date)
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Cub Scout’s Pledge
I, as a scout of Cub Scout Pack 67, chartered by Ebenezer Baptist Church,
1. Commit to the Scout’s Promise
2. Be an active scout and participant in my den
3. Do my homework assignments
4. Obey the rules of my den
5. Show respect at all times to den leaders, adults and my fellow scouts
6. Not use bad language or behave badly
7. Regularly attend den meetings
8. Obey the Pack’s Bill of Rights
(Scout’s Signature) (Date)
(Parent’s Signature) (Date)
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Scouter Success Program
The program is aimed at making a scout success in scouting. It includes action that will be taken to
improve discipline and re-enforce good behavior as well as a code of conduct for the entire pack.
Your Time Commitment to the Scouting Program
The following chart subjects the amount of time that you should plan to commit to cub scouting each week.
This is in addition to our den and pack meetings.
Role Cub Scout Parent Den Leader Ass’t
Hours Per Week 2 – 3 hours 2 hours – Tiger 2 – 4 hours 4 – 6 hours
Required outside of parent same as
Den Meetings Tiger Cub
Succeeding in Achieving
It is important that the parent partner with the scout (especially new and young scouts) to help him meet
his achievement goals. This is a perfect opportunity to teach your scout the importance of setting and
obtaining goals. The challenge of accomplishment is worth the reward of success. A good scouting
program helps a child understand the importance of trying (‘doing his best’) and the acceptance of not
always winning. Sometimes not winning is a learned lesson for diligence.
Achievements are an important part of scouting. Every scout wants as many achievements as possible.
Parents beam when achievements are awarded to their son. We as a pack also want every scout to be
successful. However, we want to ensure that only awards earned are given. The parents and den leader
should work together to document achievement. Within our pack, it is the responsibility of the den leader
to validate achievement. The parent is allowed to report activities completed outside the den meeting.
See your den leader for more details.
Procedure for Awarding Merits
Parents and den leaders should use ScoutManage as a guide for when a merit is completed. The
procedure for awarding merits is listed below:
▪ Any merit that the scout earns outside of the den should be reported by the parent. A list of
completed merits should be turned in monthly (3rd Monday) to the den leader.
▪ Den leader should arrange a time to discuss the accomplishment with the parent and confirm that
the merit should be awarded.
▪ The den leader should compile all awards earned (including the ones submitted from parents) and
report them to the Assist Cubmaster In Charge of Dens by the 4th Monday
▪ The Assistant Cubmaster will enter all awards into ScoutManage by the 1st Monday of the following
▪ Parents and den leaders should confirm that all entries are made and correct.
A horizontal attitude is never good enough. Like it or not, as parents, we are the mirror that our kids see
through. Complacency in scouting doesn’t work. Eventually, both the scout and the parent become
frustrated. If we buy into the values of scouting then we should show it in our actions. Follow-thru on
homework assignments, be encouraging, devoted and enthusiastic. Develop a vertical attitude that your
scout will figuratively look up to.
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Exceeding the Boundaries
If we see a need for programs, education or personal development that is outside the normal boundaries of
cub scouting we will not be hinder. Our mission is to develop the total boy. Etiquette, culture acceptance,
religious appreciation and personal motivation are among the things that we should consider when building
well-rounded scout. NOTE: Parents have the right to not attend events that conflict with their belief.
Pack Award / Certificate List
The following outlines the awards/certificates will be offered by our pack.
Cub Scouter Awards/Certificates
Award Award Requirements
Pacesetter Award The Pacesetter Award is presented to the scout who has set the pace for the
den. He is outgoing, shows leadership and enthusiasm. He exemplifies
qualities that should be imitated. This is a den award given by den
Golden Cobra Award A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient,
cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. The Golden Cobra Award is
presented to the scout who best exemplifies those twelve qualities and
traits. This award given by the Cubmaster in conference with pack
Dedicated Scout Award This award is given to each scout who has participated in at least 80% of all
scout activities including den and pack meetings.
Top Scout Certificate This is given to scouts who participated in at least 80% of the Top Scout
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Award Award Requirements
Pacesetter Award The Pacesetter Award is presented to the adult who has set the pace for the
pack. The Pacesetter is outgoing and shows leadership and enthusiasm in
his/her efforts – qualities that should be imitated. This is a pack award given
by the Leadership Committee
Pack Parent of the Year The Parent of the Year Award goes to the parent(s) who have consistently gone
Award beyond the ‘call of duty’ to lead, aid and assist the pack. This is a pack award
given by the Leadership Committee.
Golden Cobra Award This award goes to an adult who has:
1) provided invaluable leadership in an activity or event
2) shown a consistent effort to provide the leadership and assistance
necessary to make the pack better
3) made notable sacrifice on behalf of the pack
This award is given by the Cubmaster in conference with pack leadership.
Mary L. Williams This award is in honor of Mary L. Williams who unselfishly provided
Award for Outstanding outstanding service, counsel and leadership to this pack for many years.
This award goes to an adult who has exemplifies the values of the pack by
providing outstanding service in a consistent manner and such service has
made a significant impact to betterment of the pack and the community.
This award is given by the Cubmaster and Asst Cubmasters.
Den Leader of the Year The Den Leader of the Year Award is given to the den leader who has
Award provided the leadership that the den needs to excel in both their merit
attainment and scouting experiences in a creative, high-energy and
This award is given by the Assistant Cubmaster – Den Administration.
Den Parent of the Year The Den Parent of the Year Award goes to the parent(s) who have provided
Award invaluable assistance, guidance and leadership in support of den meetings and
activities. Oftentimes stepping in or volunteering to perform a certain act or
function. This is a den award given by the den leader.
Trained Parent New parents will be required to undergo training that will educate them about
Certification cub scouting. The curriculum includes:
1) Pack manual review
2) Pack procedures & Rights
3) Pack requirements
4) BSA and pack expectations
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Pack’s Financial Procedures
We have two pack accounts:
Account Name Account No. Account Description
EBC Funded 100-51150 This account is funded by Ebenezer Baptist Church. Each year the
Account church sets aside funds for the cub scouts to be used in very
specific ways; i.e., ministry work, scout supplies, training, BSA re-
charter and activities related to merits and other awards.
Cub Scout Checking This account is funded through our pack via fund-raising and dues.
Funded Account Account The money can be used as outlined in the annual budget approved
by the pack. The money resides in a bank check account managed
by the pack.
Deposits are funds received by the pack. All monies received should be quickly deposited by the Pack
Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer or designee. The fundraising chairs may collect money then submit it to
the Treasurer for deposit into the appropriate account.
All monies received by the Treasurer should be confirmed by written receipt. The Treasure will
submit a deposit form to the bank for every receipt – at the line item level – for easy reconciliation.
Any member has a right to request a copy of the deposit form may be requested from the Treasurer.
Requisitions are required for all payments. There are 3 types of requisitions – a reimbursement, a
debit card payment and a check. The reimbursement is for small purchases under $100.00 that a pack
member has made out-of-pocket. All reimbursements must be pre-approved by Cubmaster and/or
Treasurer. The pack has a debit card attached to our checking account. The limit for a debit card
purchase is $250.00. For payments greater than $250.00, a check must be issued by the Treasurer with
appropriate signatures. Special exceptions may be granted by permission of the Treasurer and
Cubmaster for purchases exceeding the aforementioned limits.
The requisition process for each type of purchase is listed below
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Out-of-Pocket Purchases Debit Card and Check Purchases
1. Get approval from Cubmaster for purchase 1. Estimate the amount of the purchase
2. Make purchase 2. Get approval from Cubmaster
3. Complete electronic requisition form 3. Request debit card or check from
4. Send electronic form to Pack Treasurer 4. Make Purchase
and Cubmaster 5. Complete electronic requisition – Attach
5. Attach original receipts to an 8½ x 11 original receipts to an 8½ x 11 sheet of
sheet of paper – at top of paper indicate paper – at top of paper indicate current
current date, description of purchase and date, description of purchase and total
total amount due amount due
6. Print hardcopy of requisition and attach 6. Send electronic form and receipts to Pack
original receipt(s) Treasurer and Cubmaster
7. Submit hardcopy and receipt to treasurer 7. Pack Treasurer will valid purchase and
amount and log in financial record
8. Treasurer will get approval from
Cubmaster and issue check payment to
Auditing the Books
The pack financial records are available upon request. However, twice a year, the Pack Auditor will
review the pack’s financial records and make a report to the church and the pack officers. A detail
audit report will be produced and made available. A summary report will be provided at the Pack
Pack audits will be done in July and January of each year.
Ultimately, the Cubmaster and the Pack Treasurer are responsible for the appropriate use and
accounting of pack funds.
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How to Lead an Activity or Event?
The following outlines the procedures for leading an activity or event:
Events at Church Events Away from Church
Confirm date on ScoutManage – advise Cubmaster of Confirm date on ScoutManage – advise Cubmaster of
any changes any changes
Complete EBC Facility Use Request Form (must be 30 Create eConsent Form for scouts
days prior to event)
Send eConsent Form to parents for signature
Staff your committees including planning committee,
set-up and breakdown crews, etc Staff your committees including planning committee, set-
up and breakdown crews, etc
Develop / confirm budget
Confirm and book external event venture
Get approval for budget from Cubmaster
Make arrangements with venture personnel for pack
Request cash advance or visa card; if cash advance event i.e., date, time, activities, etc.
complete Requisition form at least 30 days prior to
needing money If transportation is required, complete Transportation
Request Forms (30 days in advance)
Purchase supplies, materials, food, etc
Develop / confirm budget
Develop flyer for event
Get approval for budget from Cubmaster
Send out notice to pack
Request that parents advise who will be attending
Request that parents advise who will be attending
Develop and maintain an Event Registration Log
Develop and maintain an Event Registration Log
Complete ‘Local Tour Permit Application’ from BSA – get
If church is involved, create a flyer to be shown on appropriate signatures. Form can be downloaded from
church’s video system www.mcctraining.org. Not required for sanctioned
BSA events including sporting events.
At end, complete requisition and include all invoices and
receipts Turn in Application to BSA – gain approval
Send Attendance Log to Attendance Chair for entry into Request cash advance or visa card, if cash advance
ScoutManage complete Requisition form at least 30 days prior to
Purchase supplies, materials, food, etc
Develop flyer for event
Send out notice to pack
If church is involved, create a flyer to be shown on
church’s video system
Validate that an eConsent Form is completed for every
At end, complete requisition and include all invoices and
Send Attendance Log to Attendance Chair for entry into
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TRAVEL AND ACCIDENT INFORMATION
Cub Scout Accident Insurance
As Cub Scout Leaders, we plan to be accident free and take every precaution to insure the safety of all
who accompany us on scouting activities. Our policy to minimize the effects of an accident, should one
▪ Carrying a well-equipped first-aid bag on all trips and activities
▪ Providing first-aid training for leaders and parents
▪ Including our Pack Nurse, a registered nurse, on as many trips/activities as her schedule will allow
▪ Purchasing Boy Scouts of America Accident Insurance on every scout – note family members of
scouts are not included on insurance.
Should an accident occur, that is severe enough to warrant medical attention, we will immediately call 911
then a parent, if not present. It is the responsibility of each parent to provide the appropriate contact
numbers in case of emergency and that said numbers are kept up-to-date.
Driving Your Vehicle on Scouting Trips
It is permissible for parents to drive their personal vehicles on trips and to pack events, but when a scout
other than your son is accompanying you, your vehicle must be included on the Trip Report filed with BSA.
We ask that you inform the Cubmaster or Trip Coordinator in advance when you plan to drive and carry
other scouts. Your vehicle information and insurance will be added to the Trip Request. Also, for
convenience, you can enter your vehicle info in ScoutManage at anytime. Once entered, it will not have to
be updated again unless your vehicle and insurance information changes.
Driving or Riding an EBC Van
Ebenezer Baptist Church makes vans available for many of our outings/trips. All scouts and pack family
members are allowed to ride church vans. Only drivers approved by the church may drive a van. If you
are interested in becoming a driver, please see Cubmaster..
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Frequently Asked Questions
The following areas should be addressed before the start of the 2006 – 2007 scouting year. Guidelines
should be written for each area and agreed by the Pack Parents.
1) Dues – When are dues paid? What are the dues?
Answer: $80.00 per year.
2) What are the fundraising policies? How is the money used? How is it shared? What awards are given
to top fundraisers?
Answer: Awards will be determined prior to the fundraising event for top sellers. Profit will go into the
Pack’s Treasury and be divided equally.
3) How can we serve our scouts better?
Answer: We need full participation from all leaders and parents. It is important that each child see the
contribution and participation of his parents. WE MUST STEP UP AND ASSUME OUR
4) What can we do to be a better pack?
Answer: We must set standards and show consistency. WE MUST BE UNIFIED, DEDICATED,
COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, SET STANDARDS AND OBJECTIVES FOR EACH SCOUT, TRACK
THEIR PROGRESS AND AWARD THEM ACCORDINGLY.
5) What are our primary concerns?
Answer: How to consistently provide our kids the best and most positive scouting experience.
6) What are our lessons learned?
Answer: We need to be better organized, work together, demonstrate teaming, not individuality, need
more Indians (parents) to assist leaders.
7) Uniforms – What is the pack standard? Should we buy tee shirts?
Answer: See uniform standards above – page 15.
8) Are leaders trained?
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Answer: Yes, it is required by BSA that all leaders undergo New Leader’s Training. We ask that every
parent (leader or not) go through this training.
9) How do we plan for future leaders?
Answer: A major responsibility of Cubmasters, Den Leaders and Chairs is succession planning. Each
of these individuals should identify an assistant and train him or her for future succession.
10) Why am I not able to see the ‘Den’ option from my ScoutManage Homepage?
Answer: On occasion, ‘Den’ may not show as a dropdown option. In this case, select your scout from
‘Scout’ dropdown. ‘Den’ dropdown should reappear.
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