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					                           PACK 4026

                           Pekin, Indiana

                          Parent Handbook
                               DRAFT 12-3-07




                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.      MISSION & BACKGROUND        page 2

II.     MEMBERSHIP                  page 3

III.    PACK ORGANIZATION           page 4

IV.     DEN ORGANIZATION            page 5

V.      FINANCES                    page 6

VI.     ADULT LEADERSHIP            page 7

VII.    RESPONSIBLITIES             page 10

VIII.   RANK CRITERIA               page 11

IX.     ADVANCEMENT                 page 12

X.      UNIFORMS                    page 12

XI.     DISCIPLINE                  page 13

XII     PARENTS AND SCOUTING        page 13

XIV     ACTIVITIES                  page 14

XV      CHANGES TO THE BYLAWS       page 14



                     Mission & Background
Purpose
The Cub Scout program is designed to develop positive attitudes and character, while it captures the boy's
interest in the use of crafts, games, skits, and other activities. The purpose of Pack 26 is to use the Cub
Scout program to achieve the Cub Scout objectives. These objectives include citizenship training,
character development, and personal fitness. Many times, the boys do not realize that they are learning
anything. They are having too much fun to recognize it. That is when we know we are doing it right!

Cub Scout Pack 26 will operate under the rules and policies as set forth by the Boy Scouts of America
(BSA) Charter and by-laws and the Pack by-laws provided herein. BSA rules and policies will take
precedence over all policies set forth in these Pack By-Laws. The Pack Committee is solely responsible
for adopting, amending, and interpreting these by-laws.

Declaration of Religious Principle
The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without
recognizing an obligation to God. The Boy Scouts of America recognizes the importance of religious
faith and duty; it leaves religious instruction to the member's religious leaders and family.

Cub Scouting Purposes
      • Influence a boy's character development and spiritual growth.
      • Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
      • Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body.
      • Improve understanding within the family.
      • Strengthen a boy's ability to get along with others.
      • Foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills.
      • Provide fun and exciting new things to do.
      • Show a boy how to be helpful and do his best.
      • Prepare him to be a Boy Scout.

Who Operates our Cub Scout Pack?
Pekin United Methodist Church in Pekin Indiana is the charter organization for Pack 26. It is their
obligation to provide us with a meeting place and offer support as needed. It is our responsibility to
consider how our actions as a pack reflect upon the charter organization. We are also expected to offer our
time and energy to the charter organization on occasion for service projects. Scouts and their parents do
not have to be members of Pekin United Methodist Church to participate in Pack 26.

Who Pays?
      Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are:
      1. The boys and their Parents
      2. The Pack
      3. The Chartered Organization
      4. The community.
      The Pack also obtains income by working on approved money-earning projects (fundraisers).




                                          Membership
Registration
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The following are the procedures for joining Pack 26:
   1. A Den Leader, or any Adult Leader, upon notification of intent by a prospective Cub Scout wanting
      to join Pack 26 will encourage the boy and his Parents to attend a Den or Pack meeting (whichever
      is applicable) to assist the family in making an educated decision on membership.
   2. The Den Leader (or any other Leader or Pack Committee member) should:
          a. Contact the Parents to discuss the program, Parent support and the needs of the Cub Scout.
          b. Provide a BSA Application.
               * Upon return of the completed Pack Application, collect required registration fees.
          c. Turn in the completed BSA Application and forms to the Pack Committee Chair.
   3. The Pack Committee Chair will:
          a. Assign the boy to a Den. & notify the gaining Den Leader.
          b. Turn in the completed Pack Application and fees to the Treasurer for submission to the
               Council Office.

Inactive Membership
What makes someone "inactive"?
     A boy and his family may be considered inactive by action of the Pack Committee, for one (1) of the
     following reasons:
         1. Three (3) consecutive Den Meeting absences, and a reasonable explanation is not offered.
                a. Absence due to illness is not a reason for "Inactive" status.
         2. Obvious lack of interest on the part of the Scout and/or Parents.
         3. Family absence at three (3) consecutive Pack Meetings.
                a. Family attendance at monthly Pack Meetings is important to the program.
                b. Lack of attendance is interpreted as a lack of interest of the Scout and/or Parents.
         4. Failure to pay Pack Dues by the deadline date.


Inactivity Procedures
Should any of the above reasons for inactivity exist, the following procedure should be followed:
    1. The Den Leader will notify, preferably in writing, the details of the situation and any contact
        he/she has had with the Parents regarding the situation.
    2. This documentation will be presented to the Cubmaster.
    3. Within seven (7) days of receiving notice documentation from a Den Leader, the Cubmaster
        will begin action to investigate the situation(s).
From the proceeding actions the Cubmaster will:
    1. Contact the Parents of the Scout and present the situation(s) as presented by the Den Leader.
    2. Attempt to resolve the situation(s) with the Parents
    3. Report the results of the conversation(s) with the Parents to the Committee Chair and the
        Den Leader involved
    4. Make recommendations, based on his findings, to the Pack Committee.



                                     Pack Organization
Pack Committee
The Pack Committee shall consist of the following voting member positions:
   1. Chartered Organization Representative
   2. Committee Chairperson
   3. Cubmaster
   4. Assistant Cubmaster(s)
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   5.    Pack Trainer
   6.    Pack Secretary
   7.    Pack Treasurer
   8.    Pack Advancement Coordinator
   9.    Webelos Leaders/Assistant Webelos Leaders
   10.   Den Leaders/Assistant Den Leaders

All Executive Officers and Committe members, including at least one representative from every den, shall
attend these meetings.

The Pack Committee generally meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Pack Committee Meetings
The Pack Committee Meeting is conducted for running the business of the Pack. To accomplish the
purpose:
   1. At least one (1) Den Leader from each den must attend the Pack Committee Meeting.
   2. All Parents are urged to attend Pack Committee Meetings and may participate fully in the meeting
        (including voting).
   3. If they have a complaint or suggestion, they are urged to bring their ideas to the attention of the
        Pack Committee Chairperson or Cubmaster at any time.

Pack Meetings
It is expected that the parents attend Pack Meetings with their son. If this occasionally is not possible, the
parent should appoint a substitute to accompany the Scout (neighbor, friend, relative). The Pack meeting
is a very important part of the Scouting program. Family participation is greatly encouraged. Some of the
reasons why Parents should attend the monthly
Pack meetings are:
     1. Parents see examples of son's handicraft
         and Den projects.
     2. Parents see how he is progressing in his
         Scouting career.
     3. Parents see their son participate in
     ceremonies and skits.
     4. Parents learn of upcoming Cub Scouting
         events.
     5. Parents have the opportunity to show
         their son how proud they are of him.




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                                      Den Organization
Dens
Dens are comprised of eight to twelve (8-12) Scouts. The Den Leader holds the final decision on the
number of boys placed in his/her Den. In the event that a Scout has the desire to change Dens, the Pack
Committee must have a written request from the Parents indicating the reason for the transfer and which
Den the Scout would like to go into. This may be done one (1) time only. The Pack Committee,
Cubmaster, gaining Den Leader, and losing Den Leader, must approve transfers.

The Den Leader may request having a boy transferred from his/her Den.
   *The Scout will not be transferred without a meeting with the Parents and the other Den Leader.
   *The gaining Den Leader must agree to the transfer to his/her Den.
   *This may be an alternative to suspension.
   *The Cubmaster and Pack Committee Chairperson must approve any and all transfers.

Den Policies
Dens meetings should be at least one (1) hour in
length.

Pack 26 has a "two-deep leadership" policy. At least
one (1) Registered Leader must be present at all Den
Meetings and/or activities. This can be a Den Leader
or Assistant Den Leader. In the event that either the
Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader cannot be
present, one of the Parents will be expected to
volunteer to stay in support of the present Registered
Leader.

Den Dues
Each Den Leader will determine, with input from the boys, if their Den will collect Dues, what they will
be used for, the rules, and regulations for absent boys, etc. Den Dues will not be added to the Pack
Treasury. It will be the Den Leader's responsibility to collect and maintain proper records of Den Dues.

Den Outings/Field Trips
Den Leaders will request permission from the Parent, via a Permission Slip, for all Den outings/field trips
when the Parent(s) will not be present. On occasions where the Parent attends, a Permission Slip is not
required, but is encouraged. In addition, it is recommended that the Den Leader obtain a Class 1 BSA
Health Form for each boy in his Den. The Den Leader is required to have these forms on their person at
every outing or field trip regardless if the boy's parent is present at the event.

Each Scout, on returning to the area from an outing, must be met by the Parent, or pre-determined person
before he is released by the Den Leader, or Leader in charge of the outing. If the Parent is not meeting the
Scout, then written permission should be provided to the Den Leader or Leader in charge to release the
child to another adult. The Scout's Parent is responsible for making all arrangements for meeting their
child.

Camping
Cub Scout Pack 26 strictly adheres to the BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting and all camping activities will be
completed in accordance with those policies. For Pack level campouts a (BALOO) and/or (OWL) trained
leader will be required.
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                                              Finances
Recharter
The Charter Year for Pack 26 extends from January to December of a given calendar year. Prior to the
December Pack Meeting, each Cub Scout and Adult Leader who intends to continue affiliation with, and
participation in, Pack 26 must formally declare that intention. This helps the Pack keep accurate records in
membership and also assists in the application of the proper fees. This may be done by notifying the Den
Leader, Cubmaster or Pack Committee. Those who do not declare the intent to continue will be dropped
from the re-charter listings. Once dropped from the Pack Charter, a new Pack Application or Adult
Registration Application must be submitted with the appropriate fees to reinstate membership.
        The Cubmaster, Committee Chairperson and Treasurer are responsible for fulfilling all
        requirements necessary for Pack Charter renewal.

BSA Recharter Fees
BSA Recharter Fees are paid at initial registration into Pack 26 for all new Scouts. Fees for returning
Scouts must be paid no later than ____________________. Any Scout not paid by this date will be
considered inactive by the Pack.

BSA Recharter fees are subject to change on an annual basis based on BSA policy.
  Fees may cover the following:
     1. Registration entitles the member one (1) year membership in Pack 26.
     2. Boy's Life Subscription
         *Subscription to Boy's Life is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.
     3. Scouter Subscription
     4. Pack Insurance (via the BSA)

Financial Aid
In the event a boy cannot pay his dues, the boy or his parents should make the problem known to the Den
Leader or Cubmaster. The Cubmaster will meet with the Committee Chair, the Den Leader, and the
Treasurer to determine if funds are available to waive the scout’s dues.
        1. The identity of the boy and family will be kept confidential to all other parties.
        2. The boy will be encouraged to participate in fundraisers to help offset the waived dues.
        3. If at least one parent is not actively involved in the Pack and no effort is made by the scout to
           participate in fundraisers, then financial aid may cease.

Fundraising
In order to raise money, the Pack may conduct fundraisers. Each year Pack 26
participates in the Camp Masters Popcorn fundraiser under the direction of the
Popcorn Chairperson. Other fundraisers may be conducted at the discretion of the
Pack Committee.




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                                     Adult Leadership
In Cub Scouting, leaders help boys respect their homes and families, and they also help families
understand their boys by doing things with them. Adults volunteering to be Pack 26 Scouters, either as
Pack Committee Members, or as Leaders working directly with the Dens, must fill out an Adult
Registration Application.

The following items are common to all
         adult leader positions:
     1. Submit completed application.
         Application must be approved by
         the Pack Committee Chairman
         and the charter organization
         representative and district scout
         executive.
     2. Attend training provided/required
         by the local BSA Council/District
         and earn the "Trained" patch for
         their position.
     3. Maintain and exhibit the
         principles/standards set forth in
         the by-laws of the BSA and Pack
         26.

The following meetings should be attended
         regularly:
     1. Monthly Pack Committee
         Meetings
     2. Monthly Pack Meetings
     3. Weekly Den Meetings
     4. Any other called leadership
         meetings
     5. Council or District training
         opportunities

          Leadership Positions

The Cub Scout Leader Book, as approved by the BSA, provides full descriptions of all leadership
positions: Committee Chair, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster(s), Pack Trainer, Pack Secretary, Pack
Treasurer, and Pack Advancement Chairperson.
      1. These positions serve (1) one year terms so that new leaders can be encouraged to maintain the
         Pack growth and needs.
      2. Positions shall be elected during the December committee meeting by a quorum of members by
         majority vote.




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Committee Chair
   1. Recruits adult leadership to run the pack with the Cubmaster.
   2. Develops the pack program plan for presentation to unit leadership for approval and distributes
       plans to all parents upon approval.
   3. Chairs the Pack Committee meetings on a monthly basis.
   4. Assists the Cubmaster whenever needed.
   5. Presents the pack charter to the charter organization annually.
   6. Prepares the annual pack recharter documents and obtains the necessary fees, signatures, and
       information to achieve first time processing Cubmaster.

Cubmaster
    1. Attends the monthly District Roundtable and reports back to the Pack Committee meeting.
    2. Plans the monthly Pack Meetings with the assistant Cubmaster(s).
    3. Conducts the monthly Pack Meetings and develops the pack program plan for presentation to
       pack leadership with the Assistant Cubmaster.
    4. Chairs the monthly Pack Committee meetings in the absence of the Committee Chair.
    5. Contact Webelos Leaders and Den Leaders regarding ongoing issues in Patrol or Den activities
       and provide assistance or guidance as needed.

Assistant Cubmaster(s)
     1. Performs all duties as requested by the Cubmaster and
         Committee chair in planning the monthly pack meetings
         under the Cubmaster's guidance.
     2. Plans advancement ceremonies and coordinating
         Webelos graduation with the Scout Troop.
     3. Keeps abreast of the program changes via regular
         attendance at District Roundtables.
     4. In the absence of the Cubmaster, conducts the Pack
         meetings.

Pack Trainer
     1. Pack trainers should be trained at a district or council
         trainer development conference.
     2. Conduct orientation of new families and pack leaders.
         (See Chapter 10 of the Cub Scout Leader Book, "Den and Pack Management").
     3. Encourage training each new leader and pack committee member for his or her specific position,
         using material provided by the BSA.
     4. Help with Unit Leadership Enhancements during Pack Committee meetings.
     5. Conduct other training as designated by the district and/or council.
     6. Encourage pack leaders to attend ongoing training, such as Roundtable, Pow Wow or University
         of Scouting, outdoor training, Youth Protection training, and Wood Badge.
     7. Remain current with training material and program updates.
     8. Keep track of pack training records.

Pack Secretary
     1. Attends Pack Committee Meetings and presents written minutes of the previous meeting, takes
        minutes to present at the next meeting.
     2. Sends out mailings requested by the Cubmaster or Committee Chairman and furnishes
        information to Pack Newsletter and Website Coordinator.
     3. May be requested by an event chairperson to write up permission slips for the event.

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Pack Treasurer
     1. Reports monthly to the Pack Committee on the fiscal health of the pack in a report describing
        income and expenses for the committee's review and approval
     2. Keeps signature cards (authorized signers) on both the checking account and savings account up
        to date.
     3. Completes all money earning applications for pack fundraisers and submits them to the District
        Scout executive.
     4. Responsible for all deposits to the pack checking and savings accounts
         a. Reconciles the checking accounts to the monthly bank statement.
             i. Monthly statements will be made available at committee meetings.
         b. Coordinates all cash payments, and obtains receipts for the pack records prior to
              reimbursement or payment when approved.
             i. Reimbursement is conditioned upon proper approval prior to purchase.
             ii. Before purchase obtain approval from two (2) of the following:
                 Committee Chair, Cubmaster, Treasurer
     5. The treasurer also helps the Committee Chair collect annual fees in a timely and orderly fashion.

Pack Advancement Chairperson
     1. Attends the monthly Pack Committee meeting.
     2. Completes the Den advancements for the month from the den leader or representative. Awards
        not obtained at this meeting will be carried over to the next pack meeting.
     3. Prior to the Pack Meeting, the advancement chair compiles the pack advancement report, goes to
        the council office and purchases patches and awards, (or arranges for someone else to do so) and
        turns all receipts over to the Pack Treasurer, and prepares a list of awards for each Pack Meeting.
     4. Completes a recognition card for each award, prepares a package for this card and the award for
        each boy, and sorts the awards by den to speed the recognition process for the den leaders.

Den and Webelos Leaders and Assistant Den and Webelos Leaders
     1. Plan and conduct the weekly Den Meetings.
     2. Maintain advancement records for each Scout in the den and ensure that Scouts are active and
        involved in the program.
     3. Assist in Pack activities as necessary.
     4. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.

Special Committees (As needed as appointed by Pack Committee)
     1. Blue and Gold Banquet
     2. Day Camp
     3. Pinewood Derby
     4. Fundraisers (popcorn, Bass Pro, etc.)
     5. Annual Open House/Orientation
     6. Other Pack events and outings

Training
Adult Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend training sessions and workshops in order to maintain and
improve the quality of leadership for the Pack. These include Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training,
Pack Leader's Meetings.

The Pack will reimburse all training fees to adult leaders upon proof of attendance and Pack Committee
approval.


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                                        Responsibilities
Leadership Responsibilities
All leaders within the Pack are responsible for ensuring they portray the best role model possible for each
Cub Scout. Leaders are to provide each Cub Scout with activities that promote the Cub Scout Promise, the
Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto.

All adult leaders are to ensure the safety of other adult leaders and scouts using the following safety
guidelines:
      1. Two-deep leadership.
            Two registered adult leaders or one registered leader and a parent of a participant, one of
            whom must be 21 years of age or older, are required on all trips and outings.
      2. No one-on-one contact.
            One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is not permitted.
      3. Respect of privacy.
            Adult leaders must respect the privacy of youth members in situations such as changing
            clothes and taking showers at camp, and intrude only to the extent that health and safety
            require. Adults must protect their own privacy in similar situations.
      4. Separate accommodations.
            When camping, no youth is permitted to sleep in the tent of an adult other than his own parent
            or guardian. Councils are strongly encouraged to have separate shower and latrine facilities
            for females. When separate facilities are not available, separate times for male and female use
            should be scheduled and posted for showers.

Pack Responsibilities
     1. Pack 26 is responsible for providing the necessary recognition
        and awards to each Cub Scout as level towards rank, and rank
        achievement is accomplished.
     2. The Pack will also provide trophies and/or other rewards as
        necessary for special activities, (e.g., Pinewood Derby).

Parent Responsibilities
     1. Parents of Cub Scouts are responsible for ensuring their son has
         the required uniform to wear for scout activities. Parents are also
         responsible for ensuring the uniform is maintained in good
         condition and for sewing on new patches as they are awarded.
     2. Parents are further responsible for ensuring their son attends den
         meetings, pack meetings, and other scout activities
     3. Parents are also active in the advancement of their scout by
         fulfilling the family activities in the handbook. Each parent
         should assist as an Akela and sign their scouts handbook when
         activities are completed.




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                          Rank Criteria & Advancement
Tiger Cubs
Tiger Cubs is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first            Bobcat Badge
grade boys (or 7 yr old) excited to get going! Tiger Cubs do stuff - lots   The first rank that every boy
of stuff - with their adult partners.                                       must earn when entering the
                                                                            Cub Scouting Program is the
This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds          Bobcat rank. These
along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy     requirements are meant to
Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the            demonstrate that the boy is
scouting program builds on the basic categories of activities done as       making a commitment to
Tigers. The Tiger Cub program is intended to be run by the den              participating in the scouting
leader and scout parents to fulfill the requirements set forth in the       program. To earn the Bobcat
handbook.                                                                   rank, the new Cub Scout must
                                                                            do the following:
Wolf                                                                        1. Learn and say the Cub
If a Cub Scout has completed the first grade (or 8 years old) he may           Scout Promise.
begin working on his Wolf achievements. Upon completion of the              2. Say the Law of the Pack,
achievements, he is awarded the Wolf badge, and may continue to                and tell what it means.
work on Wolf electives in twenty-two different areas. When he               3. Tell what Webelos means.
completes ten electives he receives a Gold Arrow Point. For each            4. Show the Cub Scout sign,
additional ten electives he receives a Silver Arrow Point.                     and tell what it means.
                                                                            5. Show the Cub Scout
Bear                                                                           handshake, and tell what it
When a Cub Scout has completed the second grade (or 9 years old) he            means.
begins working on his Bear achievements. There are twenty-four              6. Say the Cub Scout motto.
achievements in four different groups:                                      7. Give the Cub Scout salute,
        * God, Country, Family, and Self.                                      and tell what it means.
To achieve the Bear rank, the Cub Scout must earn his choice of
twelve: one from the first group, three from the second group, and
four from each of the third and fourth groups. After achieving the Bear badge, a boy
may concentrate on twenty-four Bear elective areas until he becomes a Webelos
Scout. Gold and Silver Arrow Points are also awarded for these electives.

Webelos
Webelos is a 20-month program for 4th - 5th grade boys to prepare to join a Boy
Scout troop while learning outdoor skills and participating in 20 different activity
badges. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an ‘adult-run’ den to being a ‘boy-
run’ patrol. The parents and den leaders are to give the scouts more and more control, decision-making
power, and responsibility as they progress in skills, abilities, and maturity.

The Webelos program has two major milestones
    1. The Webelos rank badge to be earned around February of 4th grade
    2. The Arrow of Light to be earned around February of 5th grade.

The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Boy Scout troop selected individually by the scout.

Important differences from Cub Scouts to Webelos:
    1. Advancement Sign Off - the den leader is to sign off when a requirement is completed.
    2. Activity Badges - Webelos move closer to the Boy Scout merit badge system with a
          recognizable pin for each activity badge earned.
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                                           Advancement
Advancement Program
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts have a plan of advancement for each boy that emphasizes learning by
doing. It is these advancement programs that help keep the Scouts and Parents motivated to continue in
Scouting.
     1. In order to be eligible to receive an award, the Scout must be current on all dues.
     2. All rank, religious, and other special awards will be presented at Pack Meetings.
     3. As a Parent, show your scout that you are proud of him by being present for his rank
          advancement.
     4. Scouts are highly encouraged to wear uniforms for award presentations.
     5. Minor awards, progress & conduct beads, for example, will be presented at Den Meetings.

All advancements completed at District and/or Council events, including Summer Day Camp and
Resident Summer Camps will be accepted by the Advancement Chair.
      1. The Scout must provide written proof from the event that advancement requirements were met.



                                               Uniforms
Uniforms for Cub Scouts
Pack 26 requires the following uniform for all Scouts:
     1. Tiger, Bears & Wolf may wear the official uniform blue shirt, neckerchief & slide. Hat is
          optional.
     2. Webelos may wear the official blue uniform shirt or the official khaki uniform shirt with blue
          shoulder loops, neckerchief and slide (can be handmade) and the belt to match the uniform.
          The Webelos hat is optional.
     3. All boys should wear appropriate shorts or pants.

All scouts are strongly encouraged to dress in uniform for den & pack meetings.

In order to participate in District or Council sponsored activities, it is required that all Cub Scouts and
Scouters be in uniform.

Uniforms for Leaders
Pack 26 strongly suggests the following uniform for all Leaders:
     1. Official khaki uniform shirt with blue shoulder loops,
         olive pants or shorts; or
     2. Official yellow uniform shirt with dark blue pants or
         shorts

     Optional Class 'B' Uniform
        Any Scout T-Shirt, including any Pack T-Shirt, is
        appropriate when wearing of the full uniform would not
        be practical. Many Pack functions will suggest the Class 'B' uniform as the most appropriate for
        that activity.




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                                             Discipline
All Scouts are expected to live by the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack. Disciplinary problems
that disrupt Den or Pack activities will be handled in the following manner:
      1. The Den Leader, Cubmaster, or the Assistant Cubmaster will first counsel the Cub Scout using
           the Code of Conduct.
           a. If the behavior problems continue, the Parents will be contacted and the Cub Scout will be
               required to leave the activity.
      2. If continued disruption exists the scout may lose future privileges.
      3. Any Cub Scout who willfully damages, loses, or destroys Pack, Den, personal or public
           property is responsible for any and all costs of repair or replacement.
      4. Depending on the circumstances, at the discretion of the Pack Committee, the Scout may be
           permanently removed from the Pack.




                                  Parents and Scouting
Parents must understand, before their son joins Pack 26 that Cub Scouting is a program for them to use
with their son. The program is family-based and will not succeed without participation on the part of both
the Scout and his Parents. If our Pack is to be successful, each family must share in the administration of
the Cub Scout program.

General Requirements
By signing up their son into Pack 26, Parents agree to do their best to:
     1. Help when needed by the Pack.
     2. Attend and assist as requested in at least one (1) Cub Scout function, not including Pack
         Meetings, per year.
     3. Have the family represented by, at the least, one (1) Parent at every Pack Meeting.
     4. Bring the entire family to Pack Meetings, when possible (responsibility of control of Cub Scout's
         siblings resides with the Parents).
     5. Actively participate in Den and Pack activities, to include fund raising.
     6. Assist at Meetings by showing the proper courtesy to our Scouts by maintaining quiet.
     7. Help the Pack achieve the goals set each year.
     8. Assist Den Leader(s) when called upon.
     9. Before leaving the area for leave, vacation or leave of absence, send notice to their son's Den
         Leader stating the dates he will be absent from the area.
     10. See that the Scout has the opportunity to earn his Den Dues and that he meets this obligation
         regularly.
     11. Sign achievements and electives off when the requirements have been completed.
     12. Remind the Scout to bring all necessary items to Den Meetings, to include his Scout book.
     13. If the family is to move out of the area, notify the Cubmaster and Den Leader in advance in order
         to get transfer of registration and verification of rank advancement for presentation to the new
         Unit Leader at the new location.




                                             Activities
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Pack Activities
Pack Activities may include:
     1. Pack Pinewood Derby (March)
     2. Blue and Gold Banquet (February)
     3. Family Campouts (Summertime)
     4. Fund Raising (popcorn – November)
     5. Parades (July)
     6. Swimming (August)
     7. Raingutter Regatta (October)

District Activities
District Activities include, but are not limited to:
      1. District Pinewood Derby
      2. Camporees
      3. Summer Day Camp
      4. Parent-Son Weekends

Council Activities
Council Activities include, but are not limited to:
    1. Scouting for Food




                                   Changes to the Bylaws
The following procedures will be used to submit, make, and approve amendments to these Bylaws:
     1.    Amendments to the Bylaws can be submitted to the Pack Committee by any member of
           Pack 26.
           a. Proposed amendments will be published the Pack Newsletter before being voted on.
     2.    Passage of the Amendment will require a 2/3 majority of all voting members present at the
           next regularly scheduled Pack Committee meeting.




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