Cub Scouts Overview Pack 828

Cub Scouting Overview
Pack 828
Twin Creeks Elementary School
San Ramon, CA
Cub Scouting 101
• Year-round, family-oriented program within Boy Scouts
of America (BSA) designed for boys in Grades 1-5
• Cub Scouting is intended to promote:
Character Development
Good Citizenship and Community Service
Sportsmanship and Fitness
Family Understanding
Respectful Relationships
Personal Achievement
Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts
Pack 828: Organization
• Based at Twin Creeks Elementary School as part of Mt
Diablo-Silverado BSA Council
The Den
• Core (home) unit in the Cub Scout experience
• Typically 6-8 boys of same grade who meet 1-2 times
per month with agenda coordinated by Den Leader
– Parental involvement is essential part of the experience
• Work on projects/units required for advancement to
next level (i.e. safety, scouting principles, etc.)
• Go on field trips to local venues to explore new places,
learn about the community and provide public service
Progression & Awards
• Main Path
Bobcat (1st grade)
Tiger Cub (1st grade)
Wolf (2nd grade)
Bear (3rd grade)
Webelos I (4th grade)
Webelos II (5th grade)
• Patches
• Medals
• Belt Loops
A Year of Cub Scouting
Sample Activities of the 2012-13 Wolves Den
• Den Activities
– Monthly meetings and
field trip
– Black Diamond Mines
– Santa Cruz tidepools
– Sticker factory tour
– San Francisco Foodbank
– San Ramon Police
– Rocket launches
– Building bird feeders
• Pack Activities
Monthly meetings
Pinewood Derby
Camping trips
Food drive
Popcorn fundraising
Summer Day Camp
The activities of each Tiger, Wolf, Bear
and Webelos den will differ depending
on the interests of the scouts, parents,
age of the scouts, etc.
• Pack 828 maintains an annual, public budget to ensure
we continue to provide quality programming and
experiences to the cub scouts
– Fundraising via popcorn sales is a large component of the
Pack’s cash flow (September/October focus)
• Estimated out-of-pocket costs
Annual dues: $88
Uniform: $45 (shirt, neckerchief, slider)
Handbook: $9
Other (USS Hornet camping trip, etc.)
• Cub Scouting in 6 words: Personal development, fun,
adventure and achievement
• Pack 828 is operated by volunteers: Parental
involvement is critical at both the den and pack levels
– Some open positions exist on the Pack Committee
• Your son will progress with his Den through the cub
scout curriculum and ranks
What’s Next?
• Tiger den “logistics” will be finalized in August or
September when we have a better sense of sign-ups
– Existing dens for Grades 2-4 welcome new members!
• Pack 828 website:
• Information Night and Q&A for interested parents:
– Sunday, August 25 at 6:30pm
– At a private residence near Twin Creeks school
– RSVP and for location: [email protected]

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