Cub Scouts is adventure, family, fun, character, community, self-control and so much more.
Being a Cub Scout puts a boy on a path to being a good citizen and his best self. Working through a series of fun, active “Adventures” that promote character, citizenship and outdoor skills, boys learn valuable skills while learning what it means to live by the Cub Scout motto:
Do your best!
Cub Scouts are separated by grade level into “dens” and led by two or three parent den leaders. Dens meet every other week in one of the school cafeterias – see individual den pages for exact days. Each year the den works its way through a series of “Adventures” built around outdoor skills, appreciation of nature, healthy living, first aid, community awareness and service and more. Parents are involved in all activities: den meetings are “father-son” or “mother-son” time.
There are Pack-wide events, too, beginning with a hike in early October, our model rocket launch in late-November, the Pinewood Derby in mid-January, an Overnight at a local venue such as Sturbridge Village or the Science Museum in mid-February, the Blue & Gold dinner in late February, Maple Syrup making in March capped off with our annual Pancake Breakfast in April, the Memorial Day Parade in May and the end-of-year Campout and Court of Honor in June.
A successful den is a group of parents, boys and siblings that’s evolved over time into a challenging and supportive community that emphasizes the 12 Scout values; i.e. a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave clean and reverent.
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About Lancaster Pack 9 covers what every parent should know about participating with their son in the Pack 9 program including attendance, expectations of parents, sibling attendance, where to buy uniforms and more.