Cub Scout Pack 565 New Parents Information. 2 Agenda What is Cub Scouting? Our Local Organization Council and District Pack 565 The Cub Scout Advancement.

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  • Cub Scout Pack 565New Parents Information

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    AgendaWhat is Cub Scouting?Our Local Organization Council and DistrictPack 565The Cub Scout Advancement PlanWhat Cub Scouts DoBudgeting & FinancesHow You Can Help

  • What is Cub Scouting?

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    What is Cub Scouting?Cub Scouting is a home- and neighborhood-centered program designed to support family life for boys in 1st through 5th grade

    Each Cub Scout learns to respect his home, country, God, and other people and helps him to:Learn new physical skills through sports, crafts, and gamesLearn how to get along with others through group activitiesDevelop new mental skills such as writing and calculatingDevelop personal independence

  • Overview of Council, District, & Pack

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    Cub Scout OrganizationLonghorn CouncilScout Executive - Dan CliftonLHCemail@aol.com

    Trinity Trails District (#31)District Executive - Scott Copelandbsattrails@aol.com

    Pack 565 (Oakmont Elementary)Taken from http://www.longhorncouncil.org/maps/district_maps.htmYou are part of

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    Pack 565 Organization

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    Our Pack Committee

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    Our Cubmaster and Den Leaders

  • The Cub Scout Advancement Plan

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    Advancement PlanThe responsibility for a boys advancement lies with the family, not the Pack. Some advancements requirements are done at den meetings, but most are completed at home

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    Advancement (1 of 3)Tiger RankSpecific for first-grade boys and their adult partner.15 activities to earn the Tiger Badge

    BobcatAll boys, regardless of age, earn the Bobcat badgeWhen a boy learns:Cub Scout PromiseLaw of the Packhandshake, salute, sign, & mottomeaning of Webelos

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    Advancement (2 of 3)Wolf RankSpecific for second-grade boys12 achievements to earn the Wolf BadgeAdditional Electives for arrow points

    Bear RankSpecific for third-grade boys12 of 24 achievements to earn the Bear BadgeAdditional Electives for arrow points

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    Advancement (3 of 3)Webelos RankSpecific for fourth & fifth grade boysWebelos badge20 activity pinsArrow of lightPreparation for Boy Scouts

  • What Cub Scouts Do...

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    Den MeetingsDens meet once or more a monthLed by a den leader (usually a parent)Assisted by other parents

    Den meetings have games, crafts, stunts, songs, ceremonies, and FUN!

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    Pack & Committee MeetingsPack Meetings occur once a month, normally on the 4th Wednesday at Oakmont ElementaryThis is the climax of the months activitiesAwards and Patches are awardedAll Cub Scout families attend

    Committee Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Monday at Yogis Deli & Grill (4855 Bryant Irvin)Adults Meeting - Open to all parentsPlan pack meetings and upcoming eventsSelect leaders, keep records, manage finances,...

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    Events Scheduled for this Year (1 of 2)Pack EventsAnnual Bike Ride and PicnicPinewood DerbyBlue & Gold BanquetRaingutter RegattaChristmas CarolingPack OlympicsAnnual Pack Family Campout

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    Events Scheduled for this Year (2 of 2)District and Council EventsFishing Derby (September 24) Cub-O (TBD)Score-O (October 15)Tiger Cub Adventure Day (TBD)Shootout (October 22)Fall Festival (October TBD)TCU Campout (November TBD)Webeloree (November 19)District Pinewood Derby (February 25)Cub Scout Day Camp (June 5-9)

  • Budgeting & Finances

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    Budgeting & Finances (1 of 2)Our goal at Pack 565 is to provide a quality scouting experience with as little cost as possible to our membersPack 565 is self-supportingAlthough Pack expenses vary from year to year, we must always balance income and expenses at all times

    We hold our main fund-raising effort each the fallPopcorn SalesAll boys are encouraged to participatePrizes and Patches

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    Budget/Finance Conclusion (2 of 2)This covers the expenses of running the pack Patches and awards for the CubsPinewood derby carsFees and expenses for most pack eventsOther minor expenses for running the pack

    If you find yourself with questions about any financing item, or you would like to better understand funding and spending issues, please do not hesitate to contact our pack leadership

  • How You Can Help...

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    Everyone Can HelpWe ask everyone to volunteer to do one thing!If you can volunteer as a leader or co-leader that would be great!If not, there are lots of other ways to help out in the PackHelp at a den meeting or pack eventTeach a craft or sportProvide refreshments at a den meetingJust let us know what you can do

    Please fill out the Talent & Skill Survey before you leave tonight.

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    Other things you can doHave your son wear the appropriate uniform to all den and pack meetings or scout events

    Make sure your son attends den meetings

    Attend pack meetings and outings with your scout and cheer them on

    Offer assistance to the den leader

    Work with your son on any achievements that the den leaders asks you to complete at home

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    Backup Slides

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    Why Im a LeaderIm not a Cub Scout Leader for the easy hours, high pay, parents gratitude, power or prestige.Im a leader because I want the world for your son and mine, to be a world he can shape and help shape;a world of love and laughter, where he can show compassion.I want him to be able to look at the stars, a sunrise, a sunset, the work and world of man - - and feel their beauty inside himselfI want to help him to learn to finish anything he starts and do it well and to guide him to know his worth with a deeper understanding of himself.I want to help shape men who have strength of character and are sensitive to the needs of others. I want them to be the best they can be.Im giving of myself and my time. I reap rewards far beyond what I give.I receive for my children and future generations a better world.I am a Cub Scout leader because I care.

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