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Contact Committee Chair Melissa Turley - join@pack416.us 

Cub Scouting is Year Round Excitement!  Come Join the Fun!

For me personally, Scouting means that I get to spend time with my boys teaching them about character, respect, setting goals, duty to God and Country and so many other qualities that I believe we want our boys to possess.

For the boys, they get to: play, compete, create, camp, yell and do so many other things that boys were designed to do.


If you are interested in joining or finding out more information about Cub Scouts, you have several options:  Take a look at the site and the information below; there is a tremendous amount of information for Souts & Parents. 

Contact one of the leaders listed on this site and we'll be happy to answer your questions and share our scouting experience with you.  You're also invited to join our Pack at one of our Summer events or drop-in and attend one of our monthly Pack meetings.

The information below comes from: http://beascout.org.

    

Cub Scouting Is Fun

Kids join Cub Scouting because they want to have fun. However, fun means a lot more than just having a good time. "Fun" is the satisfaction they get from meeting challenges, having friends, feeling good about them self, and feeling they are important to other people. While the Souts are having fun and doing things they like to do, they also learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.

    Cub Scouting Has Ideals

Cub Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal
fitness. The Cub Scout Promise is a pledge of duty to God and family. The Law of the Pack is a simple formula for good Cub Scouting and good citizenship. The Cub Scout motto, "Do Your Best," is a code of excellence. The Tiger Cub motto, "Search, Discover, Share," encourages personal growth and fitness. Symbols, such as the Cub Scout sign, Cub Scout salute, and the Living Circle, help Souts feel a part of a distinct group and add to the appeal of belonging to a widely respected organization.

    Cub Scouting Strengthens Families

The family is an important influence on our nation's youth. There are many different types of family structures in today's world. Scouting is a support to all types of families as well as to organizations to which families belong. We believe in involving families in the training of youth, and we are sensitive to the needs of present-day families. Cub Scouting provides opportunities for family members to work and play together, to have fun together, and to get to know each other a little better.

   

    Cub Scouting Helps Youth Develop Interests and Skills

In Cub Scouting, youth participate in a broad array of activities. Cub Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and they

learn to use tools and to follow directions. Recognition and awards encourage them to learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.

    Cub Scouting Provides Adventure

Cub Scouting helps fulfill a child's desire for adventure and allows him/her to use his vivid imagination while taking part in skits, games, field trips, service projects, outdoor activities, and more. The use of a monthly theme lets a Scout play the role of an astronaut, clown, explorer, scientist, or other exciting character. Kids find adventure in exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and gaining a greater appreciation for our beautiful world.




    Cub Scouting Has an Advancement Plan

The advancement plan recognizes a Scout's efforts and achievements. It provides fun for the kids, teaches them to do their best, and helps strengthen understanding as family members work with Scout on advancement requirements. Badges are awarded to recognize advancement, and kids like to receive and wear these badges. The real benefit comes from the worthwhile things the Scout learns while he is earning the badges, as his self-confidence and self-esteem grow.

   
Cub Scouting Creates Fellowship

Children like to be accepted as part of a group. In Cub Scouting, boys and girls belong to a small group called a den where they take part in interesting and meaningful activities with their friends. The Cub Scout den and pack are positive places where Scouts can feel emotionally secure and find support. Each Scout gains status and recognition and has a sense of belonging to this group.

     Cub Scouting Promotes Diversity

In Cub Scouting, Scout may learn to interact in a group that may include various ethnicities, income levels, religions, and levels of physical ability. By having fun together and working as a group toward common goals, Cub Scouts learn the importance of not only getting along, but also of working side by side with other boys and girls of different races, classes, religions, cultures, etc.

    Cub Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country

The BSA believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God, and encourages both youth and adult leaders to be faithful in their religious duties. The Scouting movement has long been known for service to others. Scouting believes that patriotism plays a significant role in preparing our nation's youth to become useful and participating citizens. A Cub Scout learns his duty to God, country, others, and self.

    Cub Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program

Cub Scouting has no specific "season"—it's a year-round program. While spring and summer pack activities are informal and there are many activities that Cub Scouts do outdoors, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the fall and winter: the pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, skits, stunts, craft projects, and indoor games help to round out an entire year of fun and activities.

    Cub Scouting Is a Positive Place

With all the negative influences in today's society, Scouting provides your son with a positive peer group who can encourage him in all the right ways. Carefully selected leaders provide good role models and a group setting where values are taught and help to reinforce positive qualities of character.

OUR PACK 

Pack 416 is chartered by Queen of Peace and is supported by Lawton Chiles Elementary. We draw boys and girls from those schools plus anyone living in the area. We have about 90 Scouts arranged in single-gender dens according to age, with about 8 Scouts per den. The dens meet two or three times per month and the pack meets as a whole once per month. 

We camp two or three times each year, and families can participate in monthly service projects, and Cub hikes. 

Your son or daughter will also enjoy special days like Pinewood Derby miniature car racing, raingutter regatta, bicycle rodeo and more...Come join the fun! 


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