September 9 2013 Scott A. Harris Committee Chair Agenda Why Scouting Pack Organization Funding Uniforms/Advancement Scouting Activities 2013-2014 Program Why Scouting? Social Skills Team Building Goal Oriented Values Leadership Life Skills Purpose It is the intent of the pack leadership to provide new parents and scouts of Pack 95 an overview and discussion of the this year’s outing and pack while still maintaining an effective scout program that provides a fun learning environment and that enables each cub scout to progress in the scouting program. Pack Organization Den – Group of 6-8 boys Den Leader - Leads the den to advancement Pack - Group of Dens – Meet once a month Cub Master - MC for Pack Meetings Committee Chair – Overall Leader of Pack Committee (Treasurer, Recorder, Advancement Chair, Council Rep, Trainer) Chartered Organization Council District Pack Organization The pack is run by the pack committee. The pack committee is made up of volunteer parents who perform the duties listed below: Led by a committee chairperson. The committee selects leadership, finds meeting places, performs record keeping, manages pack finances, keeps advancement records and shops for badges, maintains pack equipment, helps train leaders and support pack den and webelos leaders. The pack is owned by the chartered organization: Parents of Cedar Wood Charter organizations include schools, parent/school organizations, religious organizations, service clubs and other organizations interested in youth. Charter organizations approve the leaders in the unit, help to secure meeting places, and keep the pack within their own and Boy Scouts of America policies. Volunteer Parental Input and Volunteers are ALWAYS encouraged to bring fresh ideas, resources and guidance in order to keep the program fresh, focused and above all Fun! Need Committee Members! Feel free to contact any member of the pack leadership regarding ideas and thoughts to help improve the pack and its program. Volunteer! Pack 95 Leadership Roster Position 2013 2014 Committee Chair Scott Harris Same Chartering Org. Rep. L. Kastelle ? Advancement Elsa Clark Same Treasurer Azis Huda Elsa Clark Membership J. Robinson Same Outings - Mike Vincent Secretary S. Thatcher S. Thatcher Trainer - Susan Kane Cub Scout Master Mike Vincent ? Assistant - ? Tigers - ? Wolf Doug Robinson Same Bear S. Thatcher Same Web 1 D. Lee Same Web 2 B. Coxen ? Funding Popcorn Fundraising: Goal: $300.00 per scout to fund a years activities Online Selling Options Door to Door Site Sales Not every activity we can fund as a pack Boeing & Microsoft Employees Buy Out Option Uniforms Uniforms - Ranks Awards & Badges Ranks Your son’s grade in school will determine which group he joins within your pack. First Grade Boys – Become Tiger Cubs. They work on their Tiger Badge then earn their Bobcat Badge. Second Grade Boys – Become Wolf Cubs. They start with the Bobcat Badge and then work on the Wolf. Third Grade Boys – Become Bear Cubs. They start with the Bobcat Badge and then work on their Bear Badge. Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys – Become Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts work on their Webelos Badge and then the Arrow of Light. Webelos stands for We’ll Be Loyal Scouts. It is a transition program between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. If they are joining for the first time, they will earn the Bobcat Badge as well. All boys join with their current grade – there is no need to “work his way up.” Tiger Cubs Has three or more Tiger Scout/Adult Partners. Meets at least twice per month in a den meeting, and has one outing a month, called a Go See It. The den also takes part in the monthly pack meetings. Each family takes a turn working with the den leader to plan and lead a den meeting and /or activity. Meetings are based on ideas taken from the Tiger Cub Handbook. Works on the Tiger Badge as they progress This person is someone from among the Tiger parents who helps organize the den and serves as a resource for activities. The den leader helps the group get organized and helps throughout the year to coordinate with the pack. You could volunteer to help in this capacity. Training is available to help you have fun with your Tigers. Ranks Wolfs, Bears, Webelos (2nd through 5th grades): Your boy is a member of a den that Ideally has 6 to 8 boys. Meets once per week or twice per month, regularly scheduled at the leader’s convenience. Is led by a den leader (usually a parent) who’s is assisted by another adult and often a den chief (which is a Boy Scout age youth), and a “denner” (a Cub Scout selected by the group.) Ranks All scouts earn the Bobcat badge upon joining, They learn the Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, handshake, salute, sign, motto and the meaning of “Webelos.” After receiving the Bobcat Badge, the boy works on requirements based on his grade or age. A Wolf Scout works on 12 achievements to earn the Wolf Badge. After he earns his wolf badge, he may work on electives in different areas and earn arrow points. For every 10 electives a boy completes, he earns an Arrow Point. A Cub Scout may earn as many arrow points as time and inclination allow. Ranks A Bear Scout completes 12 of 24 achievements to earn the Bear Badge. After he earns his Bear Badge, he may work on electives in different areas until he is old enough to begin work on the next rank. For every 10 electives a boy completes, he earns an Arrow Point. A Cub Scout may earn as many arrow points as time and inclination allow. Webelos scouts work on requirements for the Webelos Badge, 20 activity badges and the Arrow of Light Award (the highest award in Cub Scouting) which prepares him for Boy Scouting. Arrow of Light Pack Meetings Pack Meetings - Provide Direction & Purpose - Enable Award Ceremonies - Fun - Coordination of Pack Outings - Provide Educational Programs Pack Meeting Schedule Second Monday of each month from 7-9pm roughly. Cedar Wood Cafeteria or Pine Meadow Park Not Mandatory No Dec or Aug Meeting Pack Meetings are NOT the Scouting Program! Example Pack Meeting Activities - Boy Scout Camperee - Emergency Kit/First Aid Training - Blue & Gold Banquet - Crossover - Space Derby - Game Night - Reptile Man - K9/Fire/Police Visits - Pinewood Derby - Bobcat Ceremony Pack Outings Pack Outings are strongly encouraged by the BSA as they provide a venue and vehicle for scout achievement, social interaction and team building activities. Pack Outings are also FUN! Pack Outings also provide fun activities that parents and siblings can participate as well. Funding by the Pack Outings Ideas? Camp Kasey Lake Wenatchee Dungeness Spit Ape Caves Mt Saint Helens Trail of Destruction Or…. Pack Community Service Activities - Veterans Day Activities - 9/11 Ceremony - Memorial Day Flag - Trail & Park Clean Up Fire Mountain Fathers Day Weekend - Free Pack Event - Fishing & Hiking - Outdoor Segments Program 2013 September Meeting- Popcorn Brief, New Scouts, Family Orientation Activity – Fall camping at Fire Mountain Service – 9/11 Ceremony at Cedarwood October Meeting - Police/Fire/Emt/Sarvi Activity – Rain Gutter Regatta / Popcorn Sales Service - ? November Meeting – Veteran’s Day – (speaker?) Activity -? Service – Veteran’s Day assembly at Cedarwood December No Pack Activities Program 2014 Winter/Spring January Meeting- Game Night/Enviroment (Sarvi?) Activity – Swimming at Lynwood (Popcorn permitting Service – February Meeting - Blue and Gold Banquet Activity – Service - ? March Meeting/Activity – Pinewood Derby Service – April Meeting Activity – Woodland Park or Science Center Camping Service - ? Program 2014 Spring/Summer May Meeting Activity – Biking Service – June Meeting - Cross Over Activity – Camping at Fire Mountain Service - ? July Meeting - None Activity – Hike/Other Service – August Meeting - None Activity – Day Camp Service - ? Pack 95 Pack Website BSA Website Committee Members Committee Meetings – Every 2nd Thursday District Round Tables BALOO Training Parent or Volunteer BSA Training Pack 95 Questions? Have A Great Year!