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									Parents’ Guide
   for new Cub Scout families
Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America
                                                 2009
Why Join Cub Scouts?
• Your time is valuable. Today’s families, more than ever, struggle to
  find time to spend together. Cub Scouting helps to support your
  family by providing ready-made opportunities for you and your son
  to do things together.

• Your son needs to belong to a group of boys his own age. Through
  this sense of belonging he builds self-esteem and learns to get
  along with others. As a parent, you want to be assured that the
  groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good
  citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. Boy
  Scouts of America has been weaving these timeless values into fun
  and educational activities since 1910.

• In a society where your son is taught that winning is everything, Cub
   Scouting teaches him to “do his best” and be helpful to others.

• Scouting teaches family values and works to strengthen your
  relationship with your son. Scouting activities can bring added value
  to the time you already have with your son.

But we know that boys do not join Cub Scouting to get their character built. Boys join because it is fun!



Cub Scouting’s Mission
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young
people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving
their full potential. The values we strive to install are based on those found in the Cub Scout Motto
and Law of the Pack.




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                        How do we join Cub Scouting?
We’ll help your family join Cub Scouts today! Here is all you need to do:

  First, pick a Cub Scout Pack in your area.
  Second, complete a youth membership application for your son.
  Third, complete an adult application.
  Fourth, pay registration fees and subscribe now to Boys’ Life Maga-
  zine, a magazine for all boys!

                                       2009   2010
  Youth Registration Fee               $10    $15        _______
  Adult Registration Fee               $10    $15        _______
  Boys’ Life                           $12    $12        _______
  For a year of Scouting               $32    $42        _______
  (Fees are prorated for each month)


Your application and fees may be given to your new pack or taken to any of the
Cascade Pacific Council Scout Offices.

                   For more information go to www.JoinCubScouts.com

                        How Does Cub Scouting Work?
                                               One unique thing about Cub Scouting is that you, his
                                               family, join in on the program with your son, and you
                                               will help him along the way. The family is the basis of
                                               Cub Scouting. Cub Scouts exist to support your family
                                               and help enrich your family time together. Boys have a
                                               different handbook at each level, with suggested activi-
                                               ties that are age-appropriate for their developmental
                                               level. As your boy advances through these books by
                                               working on activities with you, he will earn badges and
                                               other recognition that he can wear on his uniform. Your
                                               son’s success in Cub Scouting
                                               depends on you!

                                               The Cub Scout program takes place at two levels.
                                               Your son will be part of a den; a small group of boys
                                               in the same grade level who meet weekly. All dens
                                               from grade one through five make up a pack. Once a
                                               month, the dens, with their families, are together at a
                                               pack meeting, where boys show off the new skills they
                                               have learned during the month and are recognized for
                                               the badges they have earned.


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                        Dens
            Dens are where most of the action takes place in Cub Scouting.
            Dens consist of 4 to 8 boys in the same grade and normally meet
            on a weekly basis. The adult volunteer who runs the den is called
            a Den Leader.

            The highlight of a den’s year is attending
            summer camp together!




            Being a Den Leader or an Assistant Den Leader is a great way for
            a parent to be involved.


                    Boys who have graduated from Kindergarten or in
                    the first grade are in the Tiger Den.
1st Grade           Tiger Cubs work on earning the ‘Tiger’ badge.
                    Each Tiger Cub needs an adult partner.
                    See page 16 for more information on Tiger Cubs.


                    Boys in the second grade are in the Wolf Den.
2nd Grade           Wolves work on earning the ‘Wolf’ badge.
                    See page 17 for more information on the Wolf Den.



                     Boys in the third grade are in the Bear Den.
3rd Grade            Bears work on earning the ‘Bear’ badge.
                     See more information on Bears on page 18.



                    Boys in the fourth grade are in the Webelos Den.
4th Grade           Webelos work on earning the ‘Webelos Badge’.
                    See more information on Webelos on page 19.


                    Boys in the fifth grade are in the second year
                    Webelos Den, commonly called Webelos Twos.
5th Grade           Webelos in the Webelos 2 den work on earning
                    the “Arrow of Light” award and check out local Boy
                    Scout Troops to join during the school year.
                    See more information on Webelos on Page 20.


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                                            Dens


Den Leader__________________________________________________
Phone_________________ Email________________________________
Den Meeting Date________________________ Time________________
Location_____________________________________________________


                                             Dens are a great place for boys to make
                                             new friends and an even better place to
                                             invite all of their good friends to come be
                                             with them.




 During each Den meeting boys gener-
 ally work on a craft, learn a new skill,
 play a game and have a snack.

 Dens sometimes also go on day trips to
 do a service project or have a special
 fun activity.


                                             Fun and communication are key elements
                                             to having a great den experience. Den
                                             Leaders will have a calendar to share
                                             with parents to let them know what is
                                             coming up. Parents are always welcome
                                             to talk with their son’s Den Leader and to
                                             go to Den Meetings.

                                             Start planning now for camp next
                                             summer. You can sign up for summer
                                             camp starting in November.

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                                           The Pack
                   Our Pack Number is: Pack__________
                   All of the dens together make a Pack. Every Pack has a Pack Number;
                   Example: Pack 123.

                   Packs are run under the direction of the Pack Committee. Every parent is
                   invited to become a member of the pack committee. The committee has the
                   responsibility to select the Cubmaster and Den Leaders, and to help them be
                   successful working with the kids.


The Pack Committee
Committee Chairman_________________________________________________
Phone_________________ Email________________________________________
Committee Meeting Date____________________ Time______________________
Location____________________________________________________________

There are many positions on a pack committee. Pack Committees meet once a month. Parents
are invited to get involved and help out in projects they are interested in. Here is a list of possible
committee positions:
         Transportation            Website                        Supplies
         Snacks                    Service Projects               Finance
         Camping                   Family Camp                    Religious Awards
         Advancement               Training: Pack Trainer         Blue and Gold Banquet
         Communications            Pack Growth Coordinator        Pinewood Derby Race

Pack Finances
                         Each pack is responsible for their own pack finances. The Cascade Pacific
                         Council offers two fund-raisers each year to help packs have a great
                         program! The popcorn sale is in the fall (October) and the Candy Sale
                         takes place in the winter (February) to help boys earn their way to camp.

                         It is easy to fund your pack’s expenses for an entire year by selling Trail’s
                         End Popcorn. Packs make a list of all the activities they want to do for the
                         coming year, then packs figure out the expenses for each activity. From
                         there a pack will set a total pack goal and a goal for each family. Many
                         packs fund their whole year selling popcorn and have money left over.


                                 Go to www.trails-end.com or www.cpcbsa.org;
                                   click on fundraising for more information.

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                                                 The Pack
               Cubmaster________________________________________________
               Phone_________________ Email______________________________
               Pack Meeting Date________________________ Time_____________
               Location__________________________________________________


Pack Meeting
Once a month every Pack has a Pack Meeting.
Pack meetings are a great party for the whole family.
Pack Meetings are run by the Cubmaster. Generally
each month will have a theme. Boys will do activities
in their dens leading up to the Pack Meeting. Boys
also receive awards at the Pack Meeting.


Pack Activities
There are so many fun things to do with your
pack that it is hard, if not impossible, to list them
all. Here is a start:

                 Pinewood Derby Races
         Scout Night at the Portland Trail Blazers
              Scouting for Food (food drive)
                      Family Camp
           Goodwill/Good Turn (clothing drive)
                      Tree Planting
                      Timbers Night
                   Saturday at the park
            PGE Campout at Beavers Game
              Scout Night at Winter Hawks
                     Beach Clean Up
               Scout Night at Lumberjacks
     Overnight Camp-in at OMSI and submarine tour
    Almost Overnighter at OMSI for Tigers and Wolves
                Tubing at Winter Lodges
                  Blue & Gold Banquet
                      Space Derby



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                           Chartered Organization
Chartered Organization_______________________________________________
Chartered Organization Representative_________________________________

 Every Cub Scout Pack belongs to an organization with
 interests similar to those of the BSA. This organization,
 which might be a church, school, community
 organization, or group of interested citizens, is
 chartered by the BSA to use the Scouting program.

 This chartered organization provides a suitable
 meeting place, adult leadership, supervision and
 opportunities for a healthy Scouting life for the boys
 under its care.

 A member of the organization, the Chartered
 Organization Representative, acts as a liaison
 between the pack, the organization and the District.




                 Cascade Pacific Council              Charter Organization
                     Council Support Staff                 Institution Head
                        District Executive            Charter Org. Representative
                      District Chairperson
                    District Commissioner
                     District Training Team
                 District Committee Members


                                       Pack Committee
                                      Committee Chairperson
                                            Cubmaster
                                       Assistant Cubmaster
                                          Pack Treasurer
                                           Pack Trainer
                                       Committee Members



                  Tiger Den       Wolf Den        Bear Den      Webelos Den
                  Den Leaders     Den Leaders     Den Leaders     Den Leaders


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                                     The District
  District Name________________________District Number_______
  District Executive Name___________________________________
  Phone_________________ Email____________________________
  Roundtable Date_____________________ Time________________
  Roundtable Location______________________________________


What is a District?
 The District is a geographic boundary. All of the Cub Scout
 Packs and other Scouting groups in the district boundary are
 part of the district. Each district has a name and a number. Dis-
 tricts are run by a volunteer committee much like the pack com-
 mittee. Districts exist to help Packs be successful. Mentoring,
 training, special events, information about camping, help with advancement, help with
 the popcorn and candy sale, help with ‘Friends of Scouting’, helping recruit new adult
 leaders and new kids are some of the services provided by the District.



What is a District Executive?
 A District Executive, commonly called a “D.E.” is a full-time employee of the Cascade
 Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. District Executives have three areas of emphasis:

 1) Invite as many families as possible to join Scouting each year.
 2) Once a family has joined Scouting, make sure they have the best experience possible.
 3) Work to make sure Scouting will be here in the future.

 District Executives work with volunteers to achieve these important missions. District Ex-
 ecutives are also available to help resolve any difficult question or situation a Pack may
 encounter.


What is Roundtable?
 Roundtable is a monthly party! All of the adult volun-
 teers in the district gather once a month for Round-
 table. Information about upcoming events is provided
 along with hands-on demonstrations on how to do the
 following month’s Den and Pack Meetings.




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                            Bobcat Requirements
                             The first badge every boy earns is his Bobcat. Boys can work on
                             badges at home with their family. You and your son can learn about
                             Cub Scouting by earning his Bobcat together. Listed below are the
                             requirements for Bobcat:



1. Learn and say the Cub Scout Promise and complete the Honesty
  Character Connection.

     Cub Scout Promise                              Character Connection: Honesty
     I (say your name), promise
     To do my best                                  KNOW: Discuss these questions with your family: What is
                                                    a promise? What does it mean to “keep your word?” What
     To do my duty to God                           does honesty mean? What does it mean to “do your best?”
     And my country,
     To help other people, and                      COMMIT: Discuss these questions with your family. Why
                                                    is a promise so important? Why is it important for people to
     To obey the law of the pack.                   trust you when you give your word? When might it be dif-
                                                    ficult to keep your word? List examples.

                                                    PRACTICE: Discuss with family members why it is impor-
                                                    tant to be trustworthy and honest and how you can do your
                                                    best to be honest when you are doing the activities in Cub
                                                    Scouting.



2. Say the Law of the Pack. Tell what is means.
  Akela, pronounced (Ah-KAY-la) is a Scout name for a leader. Some of the people you might call Akela are your
  parents, your teacher, and your Cub Scout leader.

     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.


3. Tell what the word ‘Webelos’ means.
  The word Webelos (say WEE-buh-lows) has special meaning. Webelos is made up of the first letters of
  these words:   “WE’ll BE LOyal Scouts.” Loyal means you keep your Cub Scout Promise.




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                                  Bobcat Requirements
4. Make the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
                                               Make the sign with the right hand, hold-
                                               ing your arm straight up. The two fingers
                                               extended stand for the two points of the Cub
                                               Scout Promise - help and obey. Give the
                                               sign whenever you repeat the Cub Scout
                                               Promise or Law of the Pack.




5. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
                                               When you shake hands with another Cub Scout, hold out your right
                                               hand as you would do for an ordinary handshake. But keep your
                                               elbow straight and place your first two fingers along the inside of the
                                               other Cub Scout’s wrist. This means both of you will help others and
                                               obey the Law of the Pack.




6. Say the Cub Scout Motto.
                                 Cub Scout Motto “Do Your Best.”

7. Give the Cub Scout salute. Tell What it means.
                                               Salute with your right hand. Hold your fingers as you do for the sign
                                               but with the first two fingers close together. Touch the tip of those fin-
                                               gers to your cap’s bill. If you aren’t wearing a hat, touch the forehead
                                               about your right eyebrow. Salute the U.S. flag during ceremonies.




8. With your parent or guardian, complete the Bobcat Requirements section of
  “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.”

  The Boy Scouts of America is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our children and protecting
  them from abuse of any kind. All volunteer leaders are expected to take “Youth Protection
  Training” which is available online at http://olc.Scouting.org. It is the expectation that there
  will always be at least two adults at any Scouting activity. In addition, in the front of each Cub Scout handbook
  there is a parent’s guide on protecting children with information for parents to review with their children.




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                          Cascade Pacific Council
What is the Cascade Pacific Council?
 Cascade Pacific Council is a non-profit organization
 dedicated to serving youth.

 The Cascade Pacific Council serves more than
 48,000 youth in 18 counties of southwest Washington
 and northwest Oregon. This service area is divided
 into 20 Scouting districts staffed by approximately
 14,000 adult mentors, and supported by 40
 professional Scouters, 24 clerical staff, 12 Learning
 for Life teachers, and 7 full-time camp rangers.

 Council staff members work under the direction of
 the Council Executive Board, a group of dedicated
 volunteers who set the direction for the council much
 like a pack committee sets the direction of the pack.

What is the National Council?
 The National Council is the Boy Scouts of America on the national level. The $10 registration
 fee goes directly to the National Council, where it is used to develop program materials like
 the Cub Scout Handbook and program materials for leaders. The National Council partners
 with other organizations to make sure Boy Scouts of America is current with relevant safety
 precautions and age appropriate activities.


How is the Cascade Pacific Council Funded?
 The cost of providing the Scouting program to youth is offset by fund raising efforts in local
 communities. A gift of $150.00 can underwrite the Cascade Pacific Council’s expenses to
 provide Scouting to one youth for an entire year. Individuals, families, and organizations who
 are able to give are encouraged to support this great effort.




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       Services Provided by Cascade Pacific Council
Support
 Council staff and district volunteers stand ready to assist
 pack and den leaders in any way needed. District vol-
 unteer teams are comprised of experienced adults who
 want to help you be successful with your boys.

Training
 Cascade Pacific Council offers a wide variety of training
 and training opportunities for adult members, everything
 from online forms such as Fast Start to large events like
 the Cub Scout POW WOW!

Membership Resources
 One of the primary missions of the council is to invite as many families as possible to join
 Scouting. The council provides many resources to help packs serve more families.

Fun Activities
 Because of strong relationships with other private and community organizations the Cascade
 Pacific Council is able to offer many unique opportunities to its members; such as the Rose
 Garden Camp out with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Fundraising Tools
 The Cascade Pacific Council supports packs by providing fundraising opportunities to help
 supplement a packs budget. The Popcorn Sale is in the fall and the Candy Sale is in the
 Spring.

Camping Opportunities
 Cub Scouts get great day camps in every corner of the council, and also three exciting
 overnight camps! In addition to outstanding summer camps, the council operates fifteen
 unique properties, so there are plenty of places to go camping any month of the year.




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                                Leader Information
Serving in a leadership position in the pack can be a lot
of fun and very rewarding. There is a lot of support and
resources available.

Adult Leader Checklist
  □ Be selected by the Committee Chairman
  □ Be approved by the Chartered Organization Rep                  Cub Scout
                                                                  Leader Book
  □ Complete an Adult Membership Application
  □ Complete Fast Start Training
  □ View This is Scouting Video Introduction
  □ Complete Youth Protection Training
  □ Complete Leader Specific Training
  □ Attend POW WOW on November 14                                  Cub Scout
  □ Get calendar of Pack Activities and Budget                    How-To Book
  □ Have Fun!!!




Notes: ________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

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                                 Leader Training




                         This is Scouting
                              Video
                          Introduction




                      Youth Protection Training
Making sure Scouting is safe for our youth and our adult volunteers is the top priority for the
Boy Scouts of America. All adults are strongly encouraged to complete youth protection training.
Youth Protection Training can be taken in person or online at www.cpcbsa.org/training


                                            Fast Start
Fast Start training provides an immediate comfort level for new leaders and enables them to say,
“I can do this!” Fast Start training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered im-
mediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member. Fast
Start videos are available to check out from the Scout Office or Fast Start can be taken online at
www.cpcbsa.org/training


                                 This is Scouting
Understanding how the Scouting program works is an important step in your development as a
leader. This Is Scouting is a new training course designed to taken online or in person. “This Is
Scouting” provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs,
Youth Protection, community involvement, and other training opportunities. The module consists
of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz.


                        Leader Specific Training
This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership
role. Because each course is designed for a specific leadership position, the training time varies.
Contact your District Executive or go online to your district web page to find a course near you.
www.cpcbsa.org/districts




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Pack Structure Review
Pack Number________________

Charter Organization
Chartering Institution________________________
The organization that owns the pack and has a charter with the BSA
to use the Scouting program.


Executive Officer____________________________
This is the Executive Office of the Chartering Institution. He/She is the
head of the organization that charters the pack. This person may direct
how Scouting is utilized to serve the youth of the Chartering Institution. This
person selects the Chartered Organization Representative.

Chartered Organization Representative________________________________
Liaison between the Chartered Organization, the pack, and the District. Selects the Pack
Committee Chairman.


Pack Committee
Pack Committee Chairman___________________________________________
The Pack Committee Chairman selects people to serve on the Committee and
to serve as the Cubmaster and Den Leaders. Runs Pack Committee Meetings.


Pack Committee Member_____________________________________________

Pack Committee Member____________________________________________

Program Positions
Cubmaster_________________________________________________________
The Cubmaster runs monthly Pack Meetings and is the life of the party.

Tiger Cub Den Leader_______________________________________________
Wolf Den Leader____________________________________________________
Bear Den Leader___________________________________________________
Webelos Den Leader_________________________________________________
Webelos, 2nd Year Den Leader________________________________________
Den Leaders run weekly den meetings and take their boys to summer camp.


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                                                                    Tiger Cubs
                                Boys who have finished Kindergarten or are in
                                the 1st Grade are Tiger Cubs & earn the ‘Tiger
                                Cub’ badge.

                                                                                         Every
                                                                                    Tiger Cub must
                                                                                     have an adult
                                                                                       Tiger Cub
                                                                                        Partner.


                              Day Camps
                              Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts love to explore, learn and play
                              at day camps throughout the council. They will discover new Scout skills,
                              work on advancement and have a great time with new and old friends. Cub
                                                                                                      par
                              Scouts participate in games, crafts and other Scouting fun. Leaders and par-
                              ents have just as much fun as their Scouts. Day camp runs Monday through
                              Friday, campers bring their own lunch each day.

                              METRO-AREA DAY CAMPS
                              Metro-area day camps are offered in Hillsboro, Clackamas, Salem and Battle
                              Ground, Washington. Each camp operates multiple weeks to serve all the
                              Cubs in the area.
                              RURAL AREA DAY CAMPS
                              Day Camps are offered in every corner of the council, from Albany, Oregon
                              to Longview, Washington and from coastal towns to the eastern edge of the
                              council to The Dalles. Each of these great rural area camps is offered for one
                              week each summer.


                              Cub World
                              Cub World is the perfect place for a first overnight camping experience. Boys
                              stay for three days and two nights. Conveniently located in Happy Valley,V
                              its proximity to civilization, coupled with sleeping in a fort, real box cars or a
                              teepee, makes this a perfect adventure for young boys.


               For more information on camps go to www.cpcbsa.org and click on camps!



Notes: ________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________


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                   Wolf Den
Boys who are in the second grade are in the
Wolf Den and work on earning the ‘Wolf’ badge.




Day Camps
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts love to explore, learn and play
at day camps throughout the council. They will discover new Scout skills,
work on advancement and have a great time with new and old friends. Cub
Scouts participate in games, crafts and other Scouting fun. Leaders and
parents have just as much fun as their Scouts. Day camp runs Monday
through Friday, campers bring their own lunch each day.

METRO-AREA DAY CAMPS
  Metro-area day camps are offered in Hillsboro, Clackamas, Salem and
  Battle Ground, Washington. Each camp operates multiple weeks to serve
  all the Cubs in the area.
RURAL AREA DAY CAMPS
  Day Camps are offered in every corner of the council, from Albany Oregon
  to Longview Washington and from coastal towns to the eastern edge of the
  council to The Dalles. Each of these great rural area camps is offered for
  one week each summer.


Cub World
Cub World is the perfect place for a first overnight camping experience. Boys
stay for three days and two nights. Conveniently located in Happy Valley,V
its proximity to civilization, coupled with sleeping in a fort, real box cars or a
teepee, makes this a perfect adventure for young boys.

For more information on camps go to www.cpcbsa.org and click on camps!


                          Notes: ________________________________________________________
                          ______________________________________________________________
                          ___________________________________________________________________________
                          ___________________________________________________________________________



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                                                                       Bear Den
                                Boys who are in the third grade are in the Bear
                                Den and work on earning the ‘Bear’ badge.

                                Day Camps & Cub World
                                Any of the Day Camps and Cub World are a good camp choice if you Bears
                                have not already attended them.
                                Cub World is the perfect place for a first overnight camping experience. Boys
                                stay for three days and two nights. Conveniently located in Happy Valley,V
                                its proximity to civilization, coupled with sleeping in a fort, real box cars or a
                                teepee, makes this a perfect adventure for young boys.




                                Gilbert Ranch
                                Horses are the first things boys
                                coming home from Gilbert
                                Ranch talk about. Gilbert
                                Ranch is a working horse ranch
                                with year-round rides and
                                camping, complete with an old
                                western town. Camp is three
                                days and two nights. Cubs
                                and adults stay in tents with
                                wooden floors and eat nutri-
                                tious meals served in the dining
                                hall. Gilbert Ranch is about an
                                hour from Portland, south of
                                Molalla, Oregon. Come visit the
                                old west at Gilbert Ranch.




                                For more information on camps go to www.cpcbsa.org and
                                click on camps!


Notes: ________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________



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                Webelos
             Boys who are in the fourth grade
             are in the Webelos Den and work on
             earning the ‘Webelos’ badge.

Adventure Cove
                             Adventure Cove is a full week of
                             camping, six days and five nights, on
                             the spectacular Oregon Coast. Cubs
                             and adults stay in tents with wooden
                             floors and eat nutritious meals served
                             in the dining hall. Boys love shooting at
                             the BB gun range, hiking down to the
                             shoreline to build sand castles, hunting
                             for shells and spending a week right on
                             the ocean.


Gilbert Ranch
                    Horses are the first things boys coming home
                    from Gilbert Ranch talk about. Gilbert Ranch is
                    a working horse ranch with year round rides and
                    a summer camp complete with an old western
                    town. Camp is three days and two nights. Cubs
                    and adults stay in tents with wooden floors and
                    eat nutritious meals served in the dining hall.
                    Gilbert Ranch is about an hour from Portland,
                    south of Molalla, Oregon. Come visit the old
                    west at Gilbert Ranch.



Day Camps & Cub World
Any of the Day Camps and Cub World are a good camp choice if your
Webelos have not already attended them.
For more information on camps go to
www.cpcbsa.org and click on camps!
                         Webelos may also wear the blue Cub Scout
                         uniform shirt and pants.


                      Notes: ________________________________________________________
                      ______________________________________________________________
                      ___________________________________________________________________________
                      ___________________________________________________________________________


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            2nd Year Webelos

Boys who are in the fifth grade are 2nd year
Webelos, commonly called ‘Webelos Twos’.
‘Webelos Twos’ spend their time earning the ‘Arrow of Light’
award and selecting a Boy Scout Troop to join. They will
be able to wear their Arrow of Light award on their tan Boy
Scout uniform shirt.




        Becoming a Boy Scout
             Finding A Troop
                    Picking a Troop to join is a lot of fun. Boys can
                    visit a Troop with their den or with their parents.
                    A boy can also go on an overnight camp with a
                    Troop to see if he fits in. Every Troop is different,
                    make sure your son finds a Troop and Scout-
                    master to fit his personality. By the time you join
                    a Troop in the spring they should already have
                    summer camp plans.

                    Camp Baldwin
                    Camp Baldwin, east of Mount Hood, is unique
                    in many ways. It is one of the few Boy Scout
                    camps in the country to offer horseback riding.
                    It also features patrol cooking, where boys cook
                    their own meals. River rafting and wind surfing
                    are also available at Baldwin.


                    Camp Meriwether
                    Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Meriwether’s ac-
                    tivities emphasize the historic Lewis and Clark
                    expedition, and feature blacksmithing, muzzle-
                    loading, shotgun shooting, climbing, and great
                    meals served in the new dining hall.



                    Camp Pioneer
                    Tucked in the majestic Mount Jefferson Wilder-
                    ness, Camp Pioneer caters to adventure-seek-
                    ing Scouts who enjoy breath taking scenery,
                    great food and hiking.



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POW WOW
A Fun-Filled Day of Cub Scouting Ideas, Tips and Information
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Presented by the Cascade Pacific Council

                               Pow Wow is a day-long Cub Scout leader information extravaganza. It goes beyond New
                               Leader Essentials Training for Cub Scout leaders, providing tips and ideas in specific areas such as
                               ceremonies, annual planning, skits, songs, crafts, outdoor cooking, and many, many more topics. Participants
                               select their topics of interest.

                               Pow Wow is the biggest one-day Cub Scout training event, and the event of the year to
                               renew knowledge, learn current policies, and share experiences in Scouting. All Adult Cub Scouters are
                               encouraged to attend. There’s something for everyone!

                              More specific details will be available in September at district roundtable
meetings, volunteer service centers, and online at www.cpcbsa.org/register.

The Pow Wow participation fee covers location rental, lunch, course materials (some classes have a small extra
fee for special materials), and an informative resource CD. The 2008 fee was $20 with a $5 discount for
early registrations. The 2009 fee is expected to be similar, and will be finalized and published on
www.cpcbsa.org/register.
Pow Wow is the first opportunity for your Pack to sign up for the 2010 Cub camping
season! There will be more details on how to register and official summer registration materials mailed to Cubmasters and Committee
Chairmen and presented at Roundtables in October and November. Plan ahead and have forms completed and money collected (only
$10 per boy as deposit) prior to November 14th. We will begin accepting camp reservations at Pow Wow. No reservations will be
processed before that day.

Pow Wow features a jam-packed resource CD as part of the registration fee. The CD contains a collection of handouts from this
year’s instructors and common Scouting forms. This allows you to take home notes from the whole event in one packet, and is a great
resource for your den and pack!

Not only are there classes at Pow Wow, but there’ll be a number of outside
organizations sharing opportunities for den and pack activities. Visit the Display
Area to get information for activities such as OMSI, Forestry Center, and more
(actual organizations may vary). Also get information here about summer camp,
product sales for fundraisers, and other programs.

You will create your class schedule as part of the online registration
process. You will select the classes you want to take and can see the availability
as you register. You will print out your schedule as you finish the registration process.
Be sure to bring a copy of this schedule with you on the morning of November 14,
2009.                                                                                             Sign up beginning in
                                                                                                      September at
Wear your uniform and comfortable shoes, perhaps a light sweater. Bring                          www.cpcbsa.org/register.
a bag or daypack to carry handouts and other trophies and trinkets you pick up.
Many people bring cameras or tape recorders. At the very least, bring a notepad
and pencil.                                                                                           Questions?
                                                                                                    www.cpcbsa.org or
It is a goal of the Cascade Pacific Council that all leaders in contact with Scouts                  503-226-3423
                  receive Basic Leader Training, and we encourage you to complete
                  training before Pow Wow if at all possible; this is not required to
                  attend Pow Wow, but will enhance the experience.




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CASCADE PACIFIC COUNCIL                                                                                                                         Council Headquarters and
                                                                                                                                                Portland Volunteer Service Center

Service Centers & Camp Properties                                                                                                               2145 SW Naito Parkway
                                                                                                                                                Portland, OR 97201
                                                                                                                                                From Portland: (503) 226-3423
                                                                                                                                                From Vancouver: (360) 693-1741
                     COLUMBIA RIVER                                                                       FACILITIES OPERATED BY                Fax: (503) 225-5733
                                                                      OFFICE                           CASCADE PACIFIC COUNCIL
                                                                     LONGVIEW                                                                   Volunteer Service Desk Hours:
                                                                                                                Camp Properties                 Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
   PACIFIC                                                                                             CAMP
   OCEAN                  ROYCE                                                                                 Volunteer Service
                     CAMP FINEL
                                                                                                                                                Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                       OFFICE   Centers
                                                                                                                (map not to scale)
                                                                                                                                                Closed Sunday
                                                                                   LEWIS

                                                                                   CAMP
                                                                                                                                                Nor’West Scout Shop
                                                                                      VANCOUVER
                                                                                                                                                2145 SW Naito Parkway
                                                                                                                                                Portland, OR 97201
                                                                                                                            HOOD       OFFICE


                                                                  PORTLAND
                                                                                                                            RIVER               (503) 243-5022
                                                CAMP                                                                                            Fax: (503) 243-5090
                      TILLAMOOK                IRELAND                                     CUB                               BALDWIN
                                                                   OFFICE
                                                                                   CAMP    WORLD          CAMP
                                                                                                                                                Hours of Operation:
      CLARK                                                                                                                     CAMP            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
              CAMP
                                                                                   CAMP
                                                                                          DISCOVERY       CAMP    CAMP

 MERIWETHER                                                                                                WINTER
                                                                                                                                                         9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
              CAMP                                                          CITY
                        CAMP          OFFICE                                                               LODGES                               Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                      COOPER          MCMINNVILLE
                                                                               CAMP
                                                                                                                                                Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                                                                       BUTTE CREEK                                                              Closed Sunday
                                               SALEM
                                                         OFFICE                                                                                 Salem Volunteer Service Center
                                                                                             PIONEER
                                                                                                                                                & Scout Store
                                                            CAMP
                                                                                              CAMP                                              4395 Liberty Rd South
                                         ALBANY          MORRISON                                                                               Salem, OR 97302
                                                                                                                                 MADRAS         (503) 581-6601
                                  CORVALLIS     OFFICE                                                                                          Fax: (503) 581-6602
                                                                                                                                                Hours of Operation:
                     WASHINGTON
                                                                                                                                                Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                Closed Saturday and Sunday

                     OREGON
                                                                                                                                                Albany Field Office
                                      MEDFORD
                                                                                                                                                Graybar Building
                                                                                                                            BEND
                                                                                                                                                425 SW Second Ave, #103
                                                                                                                                                Albany, OR 97321

                              www.cpcbsa.org                                                                                                    (541) 928-6694

                 www.joinCubScouts.com                                                                                                          Astoria Field Office
                                                                                                                                                (503) 325-5108
 For general information send email to info@cpcbsa.org
                                                                                                                                                Longview Field Office & Scout Store
                                                                                                                                                1339 Commerce, #114
                                                                                                                                                Longview, WA 98632
                                                                                                                                                (360) 423-6960
       The staff of                                                                                                                             Fax: (360) 423-0914
Cascade Pacific Council                                                                                                                         Hours of Operation:
                                                                                                                                                Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 is dedicated to helping                                                                                                                        Closed Sunday and Monday
    your family have a
                                                                                                                                                McMinnville Field Office
     positive Scouting                                                                                                                          417 N Adams
       experience.                                                                                                                              McMinnville, OR 97128
   Please contact us if                                                                                                                         (503) 472-3868

  we may assist in your                                                                                                                         The Dalles Field Office
   Scouting adventure                                                                                                                           111 E. 5th St.
                                                                                                                                                The Dalles, OR 97058
                                                                                                                                                (541) 298-5022




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           TRAIL BLAZERS BOY SCOUT NIGHTS
                           TRAIL BLAZERS BOY   BOY SCOUT BASKETBALL CLINIC –Nov./Dec.

                                                • All Boy Scouts will be invited on the Trail Blazers court
                                                 before the game for a basketball clinic.
                                                • There will be different stations set up on the court to
                                                 practice ball handling, passing, and shooting drills.
                                                          BOY SCOUT BASKETBALL CLI
                                               BOY SCOUT DERBY NIGHT –Jan./Feb.

                                                           • All Boy Scouts will be invited o
                                                • Race your homemade derby cars with other Scouts
                                                 from all over the NW for two hours of fun races.
                                                              before the game for a basketba
                                                • Enjoy a visit from “Blaze” the Trail Blazers mascot.

                                                           • CAMPOVER –March/April
                                               BOY SCOUT There will be different stations
                                                              practice ball handling, passing
                                                • After the game, camp out in the Rose garden overnight.
TRAIL BLAZERS BOY SCOUT NIGHTS                  • Enjoy popcorn while you watch 2 movies on the big
                                                 screen.
                                                          BOY SCOUT DERBY NIGHT – J
                                                • Bring your sleeping bag and pillows!
                                                • Fun for the whole family!
      BOY SCOUT BASKETBALL CLINIC – Nov./Dec.
                                                          • Race your homemade derby ca
                                               ** Boy Scout patches will be available to purchase. **
      • All Boy Scouts will be invited on the Trail Blazers court
        before the game for a basketball clinic.                from all over the NW for two h
                                                            • Enjoy a visit from events.
      • There will be different stations set up •on thegreat prizes will be given away at the “Blaze” the
                                                  Other court to
                                                • Specific drills.
        practice ball handling, passing, and shooting      dates/times TBD.
                                               • Pricing will vary between $15 -$55.
      BOY SCOUT DERBY NIGHT – Jan./Feb.                   BOY SCOUT CAMPOVER – Mar
                                               For more information please contact:
                                               other scouts
      • Race your homemade derby cars with Lisa Swan, Trail Blazers Group Account Manager
                                               Phone: 503-963-3966 the game, camp out in th
                                                           •
        from all over the NW for two hours of fun races. After
                                               Email: lisa.swan@trailblazers.com
                                                           • Enjoy popcorn while you watch
      • Enjoy a visit from “Blaze” the Trail Blazers mascot.

      BOY SCOUT CAMPOVER – March/April                    • Bring your sleeping bag and pi
                                                          • Fun for the whole family!
      •   After the game, camp out in the Rose garden all night long.
      •   Enjoy popcorn while you watch 2 movies on the big screen.
      •   Bring your sleeping bag and pillows!         ** Boy Scout                  Patches will be a
      •   Fun for the whole family!

                                                   Other
      ** Boy Scout Patches will be available to purchase. **great   prizes will be given a
                                                        Specific dates/times TBD. Pricin
      Other great prizes will be given away at the events.
      Specific dates/times TBD. Pricing will vary between $15 - $55.


      For more information please contact:                For more information please cont
      Lisa Swan, Trail Blazers Group Account Manager      Lisa Swan, Trail Blazers Group Ac
      Phone: 503-963-3966
      Email: lisa.swan@trailblazers.com                   Phone: 503-963-3966
                                                          Email: lisa.swan@trailblazers.com

								
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