Cub Scout Pack ### Welcome to Cub Scouts 2012. 2 Agenda What is Cub Scouting? Our Local Organization Connecticut Rivers Council Mohegan District Pack.

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Cub Scout Pack ###Welcome to Cub Scouts2012*AgendaWhat is Cub Scouting?Our Local Organization Connecticut Rivers CouncilMohegan DistrictPack 112Cub Scout Advancement PlanScoutings Next StepWhat Cub Scouts DoBudgeting & FinancesHow You Can HelpWhat is Cub Scouting?*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 independenceOverview of Council, District, & Pack*Cub Scout OrganizationConnecticut Rivers Councilwww.ctrivers.orgMohegan Districtwww.ctrivers.org/moheganDistrict Executive Mike Cooneymcooney@bsamail.comPack ### (Oakmont Elementary)You are part of*Pack ### Organization*Our Pack CommitteeWilliam WilsonPack Committee ChairKristen PattersonAdvancementHollye NikirkTreasurerJohn PattersonMembershipBaronda BradleyCamping*Our Cubmaster and Den LeadersJody NixCubmasterTBDDen 5Tigers1st GradersWilliam BradleyDen 4Wolves2nd GradersTom MartinDen 2Bears3rd GradersJohn PattersonScorpion DenWebelos I4th GradersJacob SaundersCobra DenWebelos II5th GradersThe Cub Scout Advancement Plan*Advancement PlanThe responsibility for a boys advancement lies with the family, not the Pack. Some advancement requirements are done at den meetings, but many are completed at home*Advancement (1 of 3)BobcatAll boys, regardless of age, earn the Bobcat badgeWhen a boy learns:Cub Scout PromiseLaw of the Packhandshake, salute, sign, & mottomeaning of WebelosTiger RankSpecific for first-grade boys and their adult partner.15 activities to earn the Tiger Badge*Advancement (2 of 3)Wolf RankSpecific for second-grade boys12 achievements to earn the Wolf BadgeAdditional Electives for arrow pointsBear RankSpecific for third-grade boys12 of 24 achievements to earn the Bear BadgeAdditional Electives for arrow points*Advancement (3 of 3)Webelos RankSpecific for fourth & fifth grade boysWebelos badge20 activity pinsArrow of lightPreparation for Boy Scouts*The Next LevelBoy ScoutingThe Boy Scout ProgramFor Boys 11-18Leadership ProgramBoy-LedMerit Badge ProgramHigh AdventurePreparation for lifeWhat Cub Scouts Do...*Den MeetingsDens meet once or more a monthLed by a den leader (usually a parent)Assisted by other parentsDen meetings have games, crafts, stunts, songs, ceremonies, and FUN!*Pack & Committee MeetingsPack Meetings occur once a month, normally on the 4th Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian ChurchThis is the climax of the months activitiesAwards and Patches are awardedAll Cub Scout families attendCommittee Meetings are normally held on the 2nd or 3rd Monday at Starbucks (4849 Bryant Irvin)Adults Meeting - Open to all parentsPlan pack meetings and upcoming eventsSelect leaders, keep records, manage finances,...*Events Scheduled for this Year (1 of 2)Pack EventsAnnual Bike Ride and PicnicChristmas CarolingPinewood DerbyBlue & Gold BanquetPack OlympicsAnnual Pack Family CampoutRocket Academy*Events Scheduled for this Year (2 of 2)District and Council EventsFall SpooktacularWebeloreeAirport Mall Scout ShowFall CamporeeSpring CamporeePackwagon ScrambleDistrict Pinewood Derby Cub Scout Day Camp Cub Scout Resident CampBudgeting & Finances*Budgeting & Finances (1 of 3)Our goal at Pack ### is to provide a quality scouting experience with as little cost as possible to our membersPack ### is self-supportingAlthough Pack expenses vary from year to year, we must always balance income and expenses at all timesWe hold our main fund-raising effort in the fallPopcorn SalesAll boys are encouraged to participatePrizes and Patches*Budget/Finance Conclusion (2 of 3)Pack DuesPack Dues are $40 due in NovemberEach boy is asked to sell $160 of popcorn. For every $40 of popcorn sold, the dues amount is reduced $10.*Budget/Finance Conclusion (3 of 3)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 packIf 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...*Everyone Can HelpWe ask everyone to volunteer to do one thing!If you can volunteer as a leader, co-leader or committee member that would be great!If not, there are lots of other ways to help out in the PackHelp at a Pack eventTeach a Craft or SportWrite Thank You notes or Make Phone CallsJust let us know what you can do*Other things you can doHave your son wear his uniform to all den and pack meetings or scouting eventsMake sure your son attends den meetingsAttend pack meetings and outings with your scout and cheer them onOffer assistance to the den leader Work with your son on any achievements that the den leaders asks you to complete at homeInsert a picture of boys in your pack in place of the filler.*****Picture of Council or District ActivityCustomize with your pack number and chartering organization*Replace to fit unit*Replace to fit unit*Replace to fit unit**Picture of Cub Scouts getting recognized for Advancement.*****************

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