Welcome to Scouting
We are glad your family is interested in Scouting and hope you and your child will enjoy the adventure with Cub Scout Pack 788!
Once a month, all Dens come together for a Pack Meeting. Our pack meetings are typically held the third Wednesday of each month, but may vary due to holidays. View our calendar for the most current schedule.
The Pack Meeting is a fun time for everyone. The Dens show off the projects they have been working on, teach/perform songs and skits, participate in the flag ceremony, collect hiking rewards, and receive belt loops and pins to mark the achievements they've earned since the last meeting. Pack meetings typically last an hour, and is a time for families to receive information on upcoming activities for the Pack, and share in the Scouting spirit.
Dens are organized by grade level and we tend to keep dens small, so there may be multiple dens within one grade level. Time is allotted within our pack meetings for dens to meet, however additional meetings and activities can be planned among den members. Den meetings provide scouts with opportunities to enjoy various planned activities, learn new skills, build relationships, and have fun. Many of the achievements required to advance in rank are done at Den meetings, so regular attendance is strongly encouraged!
Please keep in touch with your scout's Den Leader so that you will know what activities are taking place and can track the progress your child is making. Some of the achievements are worked together as a family beyond den meeting hours.
The Cub Scout Advancement Trail
The Lion Cub program is designed for kindergarten age youth and their adult partner. Adult partners (guardians) are there to support and guide, allowing the new Cub Scout to discover risks and rewards under the security of adult supervision. Lion Cubs learn by doing. As they learn and grow, the relationship with their adult partner (guardian) grows as well. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion Cub will transition to Tiger Cubs where they'll earn the Bobcat badge and continue on to even more exciting and educational adventures through Cub Scouting.
The bobcat rank is where every Cub Scout starts, regardless of their grade/age. Requirements for Bobcat cover the basics of scouting, including
Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Law, and tell what they mean.
Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake, and tell what they mean.
With a parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide"
When all requirements are completed, the scout has earned the Bobcat badge.
Then, scouts will work on the rank according to their grade level.
Tiger — 1st Grade or 7 years old
Wolf — 2nd Grade or 8 years old
Bear — 3rd Grade or 9 years old
Webelos (Year 1) — 4th Grade or 10 years old
Webelos (Year 2) — 5th Grade or 11 years old
Arrow of Light — highest rank in Cub Scouting; ready to join a Scouts BSA Troop
A scout that does not complete the requirements by the end of the scouting year will not earn the badge for their rank, but will still move forward, beginning their next rank with the rest of their den.
Within the advancement trail are many, many fun adventures which include components regarding civil duty, duty to God, hiking and outdoor activities, online safety, exercise and health, bb guns, archery, slingshots, conservation, and much more.