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Welcome to Pack 783!
Annual Family Orientation
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Common questions
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What do we do in scouting?
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What is the time commitment?
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Who can participate?
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What does it cost?
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Do I have to come to the meetings or can I just
drop off my kid?
Is it a religious organization?
– If so, what if I have a different faith?
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Is this the same as last year? NO
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Religious Organization?
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Yes, but completely non-denomination
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We are open to all faiths
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There will be invocations at the beginning of pack
meetings and occasional references to the
principle that a scout is reverent
We will absolutely NOT tolerate anyone pushing
any particular religion or demeaning any faith
Your Faith and your scouts is a personal matter
We want everyone to feel welcome and
comfortable
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Common questions
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What do we do in scouting?
– Camping
– Pinewood Derby
– Scouting for food
– Popcorn sales
– Games and crafts
Fun with a purpose
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting
Character Development
Spiritual Growth
Good Citizenship
Sportsmanship and Fitness
Family Understanding
Respectful Relationships
Personal Achievement
Friendly Service
Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
What is a Pack?
The Pack includes boys from grades 1-5
A Pack is made of several Dens
Dens are grouped by age level
Dens are the primary unit where boys
spend the most time
All leaders in the Pack are volunteers
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Where do we fit in?
Our place in the larger picture:
Our Pack is chartered to Faith Viera Lutheran
Church
We partner with Troop 720
All Scouts in Brevard from Titusville to the
Pineda Causeway make the Challenger District
Challenger District is part of the Central FL
Council
The Council is part of BSA
BSA is part of the World Scouting movement
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
When/where are meetings?
Dens meet 2-4 times per month
Den meetings vary by time & location –
your den leader chooses
The Pack meets once a month
We meet at 6:30 PM on the last Monday
at Faith Viera Lutheran, with a few
exceptions
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
What do we do at den meetings?
Den meetings are where the program
happens
Crafts, projects
Trips/outings
Games, songs, skits
Learning, achievements, advancements
Outdoor skills, nature study
Community service
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
What do we do at Pack meetings?
Pack meetings are where the boys get to
show off what they did in den meetings
that month
Display their crafts, projects, etc
Play games, lead songs, perform skits
Get recognition in front of their peers, receive
advancement items
Hear about upcoming outings, events, etc
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Monthly Themes
Both den and Pack meetings use a
changing monthly theme to bind the
activities together
Some examples are:
“Cub Scout Express” (trains)
“Indian Nations” (native American study)
“Our Feathered Friends” (birds, wildlife)
“Play Ball!” (team and individual sports)
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Advancement
Cub Scouts work on achievements towards earning their
badge of rank
The handbooks contain all the info necessary for completing
the achievements
Much work is done in the home with the boy’s adult partner
(“Akela”)
As progress is made, recognition items are awarded
Tiger totem/beads
Wolf/Bear “Progress towards ranks” totem/beads
Webelos activity badges/colors
Electives – Arrow points, Tiger washers
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Advancement
Cub Scouts also earn recognition for
participation in sports, academic and other
pursuits:
Belt loops and pins are awarded for learning about
and developing skills in over 60 sports and academic
subjects
Additional patches, pins, and awards recognize
achievement in Outdoor Skills, wildlife conservation,
emergency preparedness, international activity, and
much more.
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Advancement
Cub Scouts are recognized in front of
their peers
Major awards (badges of rank and some
other achievements) are announced
individually at Pack Meetings
Belt loops and pins are usually awarded at
den meetings in smaller ceremonies
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Advancement – the Bobcat
All Cub Scouts earn the Bobcat before moving
on to other achievements
The Bobcat is the first rank in Scouting.
All new Scouts must earn Bobcat first, regardless of
their age/grade at the time they joined the Pack.
There are 8 requirements for earning the Bobcat
Earning the Bobcat is easy and teaches the boys the
‘basics’ of Cub Scouting (salute, promise, sign, etc.)
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Uniform Requirements
We have 2 uniforms – the “Field Uniform”
(sometimes called “Class A”) and the “Activity
Uniform” (the Pack T-shirt).
Field Uniforms are required for Pack Meetings,
community service and other activities as
indicated by your leaders
Activity Uniforms are usually used for Den
meetings and other less formal (or more messy!)
activities
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Uniform Requirements
We do not require ‘official’ pants/shorts (though the
color must be correct). Hats are strongly recommended
for outdoor activities. Official socks are also optional.
All Field Uniform items may be purchased at the
Brevard Scout Shop
Activity Uniforms are provided with paid Pack dues.
One Activity Uniform per year is provided at no
additional cost to the Scout. (Additional shirts may be
purchased for adults/siblings/spares).
Our Pack’s full Uniform Guide can be found in your
folders and on our web site at www.pack783.com
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Financial Information
Pack Dues
Separate from registration fees paid to BSA
Provide funding for the local unit (Pack and den)
Funds for den leader supplies
Provides money for advancement items and events
such as Blue & Gold, Pinewood Derby, etc.
Pack Budget available on request
Scholarships are available for families in need
Uniform bank is also available
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Financial Information
Pack dues are $150 for a full year of
scouting!
This includes:
$20 for Den Supplies
Pack T-shirt
Next year’s Book, Neckerchief and slide
All advancements earned
Pinewood Derby car and Raingutter Regatta boat
Boys Life, Back-2-pack waterslides….etc…
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Financial Information
We strongly encourage you to pay this
through fundraising
The current per-scout fundraising
commitment is only $450 per year
There are only 2 fundraising events per year
Popcorn in the fall and Discount cards in the spring
Fundraising provides money for
advancements, awards, supplies,
equipment, outings, etc
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Financial Information
Pack Dues and National Registration
Pack Dues include the re-registration of
your son with BSA and subscription to Boys’
Life magazine
If you registered at School Night you paid
national registration through this year. Your
dues are therefore reduced for this
upcoming year only.
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Volunteer Requirements
Cub Scouting is a family activity
Siblings are always welcome, Akelas are required
Every person in the pack is a volunteer
Everyone will contribute in some way
Without volunteer leaders the Pack will fail
Complete the talent surveys ASAP
Be prepared to help and participate in activities
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Volunteer Requirements
EVERYONE has an assignment!!!!
– Leaders
» Den Leaders, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster,
advancements, etc…
– Everyone else is on Planning committees!
» Each rank has 2 events that they are responsible
for
» Events are age appropriate
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Tigers
Event Committees
Tiger Growl, Holiday Party
Wolves
Scouting for Food, Spring Campout
Bears
Fall Campout, Daytona Campout
Weblos 1
Pinewood Derby, Scout Show
Weblos 2
Blue and Gold, Weblos Woods
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Volunteer Requirements
Full training is provided to all leaders
We have our own Pack Trainer
BSA provides training frequently
On-line training is available for certain courses
Materials and experienced leadership are
available to help new leaders
“Cub Scouts 2010”, leader guides, den meeting
outlines
Monthly Roundtable meetings for leaders
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
2013-2014 Program Highlights
Coming very soon:
Pack Meeting: Tomorrow
Raingutter Regatta: Tomorrow
Scout night at Funtown: September 7th
Fall District camping: “Cubs of the
Roundtable” 10/25-27
“Tiger Growl” campout 11/22-24
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
2013-2014 Program Highlights
Fall District Campout (Oct.)
Scouting for Food (Nov.)
Holiday Party (Dec.)
Webelos Woods (Jan.)
Pinewood Derby (Jan.)
Blue & Gold Banquet / Webelos Crossover (Feb.)
Spring Pack Campout (Mar/Apr.)
Family Fest (May)
Pack Graduation (May)
Cub day camp (June)
Summertime activities (June, July, August)
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Pack Communication
ScoutTrack
E-Mail
Web site - www.pack783.com
Council Web Site
Monthly Newsletters
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Additional Resources
Pack Handbook
Pack Library
Leaders
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Welcome Akelas and Scouts!
We’re glad your family is part of
Scouting and our Pack!
© 2010 Pack 783
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Fees Summary
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IF you have previously filled out a new Scout
application AND written a check to the Boy Scouts
of America THEN:
– Check for $150 made out to “Cub Scout Pack 783” or a
signed commitment form
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IF you have not previously filled out a new Scout
application OR paid for anything THEN:
– Check for $9 made out to “Boy Scouts of America”
– Check for $150 made out to “Cub Scout Pack 783” or a
signed commitment form
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Safety
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Please Read your guide dto safe
scouting
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We train our leaders
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We practice two-deep ledership
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
THE CUB SCOUT PROMISE
I, (say your name), promise to do my best,
to do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people,
and To obey the law of the Pack.
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Leadership
Now that we have covered the basics of
Cub Scouting
Let’s talk about what YOU can do for the
pack!
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Our Pack (Rule of 2’s)
2 Tiger Dens
2 Wolf Dens
2 Bear Dens
2 Weblos 1
2 Weblos 2
2 Dens per rank!
2 Leaders for each Den!!!!
Wow that is a lot of leaders needed!!!!
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Our Pack (Tigers)
2 Tiger Dens
Den 4
Den Leader – Brenda Gerhard
Assistant Den Leader -- ________________
Den 8
Den Leader -- ______________________
Assistant Den Leader -- ________________
Den 4 member
Dempster, Gerhard, Gustke, Henderson, Nikon, Villar
Den 9 members
All other first graders
Dens are expected to share information
Email Brenda with questions
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Our Pack (Wolves)
2 Wolf Dens
Den 2
Den Leader – ________________
Assistant Den Leader -- ________________
Den 6
Den Leader -- __Tracy and James Luck_____
Assistant Den Leader -- __Paul Yelvington___
Den 2 member
Allen, Byrd, Charles, Eccleston, Foret, Kraus, Reed
Den 6 members
Duhaime, Grissom, Hewitson, Luck, Reyes, Yelvington
We may need a third Den if there are lots of recruits
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Our Pack (Bears)
2 Bear Dens
Den 1
Den Leader – ___Joanne Stewart________
Assistant Den Leader -- ___Wendy Hancock__
Den 10
Den Leader -- _____________
Assistant Den Leader -- _____________
Den 1 members
Daffron, Gentile, Hancock, Kapatoes, Knear, Lindstrom, Mcnabb,
Parks, Sterling, Stewart, Thompson
Den 10 members
All New Third Graders!!!
Joanne is excited to mentor the Den 10 Leaders
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Our Pack (Web 1)
2 Weblos 1 Dens
Den 5
Den Leader – ___Dave Bookman________
Assistant Den Leader -- ___________
Den 9
Den Leader -- ___Cheryl Water______
Assistant Den Leader -- ___Mike Gerhard___
Den 5 members
Bookman, Hanney, Hoffmans, Layman, Thomas
Den 9 members
Cobb, Durante, Gerhard, Helms, Keyes, Moreno, Raco, Shear
May need a third den depending on the number of
recruits
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Our Pack (Web 2)
2 Weblos 2 Dens
Den 3
Den Leader – ___Kevin Gustke________
Assistant Den Leader -- ___________
Den 7
Den Leader -- ___Stephen Kraus______
Assistant Den Leader -- ___________
Den 3 members
Duhaime, Gustke, Krassel, Pappademetriou, Passabile
Den 7 members
Dempster, Hansen, Kraus, Montemurno, Thompson, Toledo
We will try to split the recruits evenly
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
We need Den Leaders!!
3 Tigers
2 Wolf
2 Bear
1 Web 1
2 Web 2
10 Den leaders needed
But wait there is more!!!!
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
We need other Leaders!!
Assistant Cubmaster (John moves on in February)
Cubmaster Trainee (I will be moving on next February)
Newsletter Editor (Valerie will be moving on in
February)
Pack Trainer is currently open
Pack Secretary is currently open
Volunteer Coordinator is currently open
Communications Officer is currently open
Grubmaster is currently open
Quartermaster is currently open
All of the event chair positions
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
Fill out your talent surveys!
This is a starting point
Please follow up with a leader (myself, den leader, etc…)
Everyone will have a position
There are positions available for every skill set and
schedule
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Upcoming events, calendar
Calendar is maintained in scouttrack
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL
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Upcoming events, calendar
Calendar is maintained in scouttrack
Cub Scout Pack 783 • Viera, FL

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