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Information about Pack 18

Learn More at Our Pack Meetings, the 4th Monday of the Month, at the Farragut School Cafetorium

Join us for a pack meeting and learn more about Cub Scout Pack 18 from our scouts and parents, while your son has an opportunity to play games and enjoy the meeting with the scouts. For more information, email info@CubScoutPack18.org.

Cub Scouts Belong to Pack and Den

Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack. A pack is a large group of boys.

The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are about the same age and live in the same neighborhood.

Cub Scout pack 18 has been chartered to Grace Lutheran Church by the BSA. Grace Lutheran makes sure the pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The pack gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places

Cub Scouting means "doing." Your son will have lots to do as a Cub Scout—crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, and puzzles, to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the den and pack. The den usually meets every week, and the pack meets once a month all year long. At den meetings and pack meetings, Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning.

Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual blue and gold banquet, field contests, and derbies such as the pinewood derby. They go on field trips. They go camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures. They take part in community events. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, your son have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.

Cub Scouts Earn Awards

While he's having fun, your son will also be earning badges and awards. He'll work on projects with his parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish. When he has earned a badge, he and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony. The badge is given to the adult, and he or she then gives it to the boy in front of the whole pack. This is a way of saying "thank you" to the family for their help in earning his award.

The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.

The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is popular, too. Cub Scouts get to learn about favorite subjects such as art, math, science, and citizenship. Or they play individual and team sports such as archery, gymnastics, skating, or soccer. He doesn't need to be a star athlete to play Cub Scout Sports. He's a winner when he does his best.

Cub Scouts can earn many other awards and medals too, sometimes by themselves and sometimes as members of their pack. They can earn or help their pack earn Quality Unit awards, religious emblems, the Emergency Preparedness Award, the Outdoor Activity Award, or the World Conservation Award.

When he earns an award in Cub Scouting, he learns new skills. Your son will also get to use his new skills and his new knowledge in projects and demonstrations. He shows what he knows. People get to see what he's learned as a Cub Scout.

Cub Scouting Has a Purpose

There is a reason for everything boys do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.

Cub Scout Promise
Law of the Pack
Cub Scout Motto

I, (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.

 

The Cub Scout follows Akela.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

 

Do Your Best

The Purposes and Methods of Cub Scouting and Ideals of Scouting

The Purposes of Cub Scouting 

The Methods of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the BSA program designed for boys who are in first through fifth grade (or are 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Families, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the 10 purposes of Cub Scouting:

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun and Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
  Cub Scouting uses seven specific methods to achieve Scouting’s purpose of helping boys and young adults build character, train in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develop personal fitness. These methods are incorporated into all aspects of the program. Through these methods, Cub Scouting happens in the lives of boys and their families.
  1. The Ideals
  2. The Den
  3. Advancement
  4. Family Involvement
  5. Activities
  6. Home and Neighborhood Centered
  7. The Uniform
Cub Scout Promise
Law of the Pack
Cub Scout Motto

I, (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.

 

The Cub Scout follows Akela.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

 

Do Your Best