Welcome to The Pack
New to Scouting?
Watch this short video to get a brief overview of the Cub Scout Program.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Cub Scouts is the Elementary age program for boys and girls that promotes character and leadership development through outdoor activities, sports, STEM activities, service projects, family fun and citizenship. Pack 81 strives to be the leading youth serving organization in the Area IV community by demonstrating and teaching the core values, contained in the Scout Oath and Law, to every eligible youth and their families. Parents are encouraged to play an active roll in our program.
Values of Scouting
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting honors the home, school, religious and community organizations as the origins of our youths’ values. Scouting’s goal is not to replace this role, but to nurture and extend these values by emphasizing the Scout Oath and Law.
The main goal of Pack 81 leadership is to work with families to reinforce these values through fun adventures that will be cherished for a lifetime.
What do Cub Scouts do?
Cub Scouts meet once a week for about an hour in a small group of other scouts their age/grade called a Den.
During their weekly Den meeting Scouts will work with each other and their Den leader to complete an activity that is part of an Adventure out of their grade level handbook. Each Adventure is designed for the scouts to have fun while learning a new skill, reinforcing the values and aims of scouting and building self confidence. The Scout earns a belt loop for each Adventure they complete.
Pack 81 encourages our Scouts to be active in the community, we understand this may cause you to miss to a meeting. If your child misses a meeting they can complete the requirements for that activity at home.
Once a month all the Dens will meet together at a Pack Meeting. Here all the Scouts who have earned belt loops in the past month are recognized and the scouts will participate in a team building activity while parents get important information about upcoming events.
Pack 81 also has special events during the year such as Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, Camping Trips, Fishing Tips, Hiking Trips, Blue & Gold Banquet, District Summer Camps and more.
Each Den is organized by grade level and each grade level is given a rank, K - Lion, 1st- Tiger, 2nd- Wolf, 3rd- Bear, 4th - Webelo, 5th- AOL. Once your child has completed all the required adventures for their Rank they have earned their Rank badge and it will be awarded in a special ceremony.
Pack 81 participates in various community service events throughout the year. We partner with the other BSA organizations (Troop 81 and Crew 73) as well as the Red Cross, the VFW and the USO to serve our Area IV community.