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Dear Prospective Scouts & Parents,

Welcome to Cub Scouting with Pack 901! We hope this brief introduction answers some of your questions and describes the value of participating in Scouting. Please Contact Us if you have any questions or to get your son or daughter started in Scouting.  

                                                         

Cub Scouting Is Not Just For Boys.

 Pack 901 is proud to offer the Cub Scout program for girls and boys!

New to Cub Scouting check out Welcome New Cub Scout Family and watch this short Welcome to Cub Scouting video

 What We Do 

  • We learn new things and play fun games
  • We make stuff like Pinewood Derby cars, boats, rockets, and crafts
  • Family camping, campfires, hikes, bicycle rodeos, Go See it trips to museums and science centers
  • Shoot bows and arrows, BB guns, and slingshots at summer camp or day camp
  • Earn patches, awards, and pins for accomplishing new adventures
  • Do community service projects which help learn about the environment and the world
  • Create lifelong friends and memories

  

Why Join?

Fun with a Purpose! The Cub Scouting program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys, girls, and their parents, through fun and challenging experiences that Scouts and parents do together.

Cub Scouting...

  • Is fun
  • Has ideals
  • Strengthens families
  • Helps develop interests and skills
  • Provides adventure
  • Has an advancement plan
  • Promotes diversity
  • Teaches duty to God and Country
  • Provides a year-round program
  • Is a positive place for girls and boys

Kids grow up fast. Give your kids a valuable gift by encouraging them to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in your children today will make a difference in the person they become tomorrow.

Scouting is provided locally in neighborhoods across the country through churches, community organizations or other groups of interested citizens.

If you are interested in joining or finding out more information about Cub Scouts, you have several options:

  • Explore our website, visit Cub Scout Program Overview, or visit Scouting.org. There is a tremendous amount of information available for boys, girls, and parents.
  • Contact us now and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have and share our Scouting experiences with you.   
  • You are also invited to join our Pack at one of our events or drop-in and attend one of our meetings, Sundays at 5pm.

 

Family Involvement

You are a primary role model for your child. Children need your guidance along their Scouting path, not to do the work for them, but WITH them. All parents help their Scouts with advancement and assist their pack or den with special projects. Family involvement is essential to Cub Scouting's success. Cub Scouting is a family program. It gives families an opportunity to spend quality time together. Our leaders are also parents or grandparents of Scouts. It is the role of the leader to provide interest, skill, and time in developing a good program. The families provide leadership, help, and support for the Den and the Pack.

Here are some examples of family involvement:

  • Working with their Cub Scouts on advancement projects and activities
  • Attending meetings with their Cub Scout
  • Presenting advancement awards to their Cub Scout at Pack meetings
  • Becoming a Cub Scout Adult Leader- Cubmaster, Pack Treasurer, Den Leaders, etc
  • Providing ways for their Cub Scout to earn money he or she needs for pack dues and events
  • Helping at den meetings, on committees such as camping, activities, or on a specific project 
  • Providing refreshments
  • Providing transportation
  • Assisting with outings, skits, songs, and events
  • Helping teach an activity
  • Attending a family campout with their Cub Scout

 

Leader Training

Every Scout deserves a trained leader! At Pack 901 every volunteer adult leader is trained so he or she can successfully deliver the Scouting program.

  • Cub Scout Leaders must complete Youth Protection, New Leader Essentials, Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.
  • Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters must complete Youth Protection, New Leader Essentials, Cubmaster Specific training, and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
  • Pack Committee Members must complete Youth Protection, New Leader Essentials, and Pack Committee Specific training

Additional monthly, quarterly, and annual training occurs at the district and council levels. Training of adults to successfully deliver the Scout program has evolved into a well-presented, thorough curriculum of courses. The result is a well-run program which benefits the Scouts and their families.

 

Pack 901 Organization

 Groups of boys and groups of girls of the same age or school grade level make up a den. We have Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelo, and Arrow of Light Dens following school grade levels (or age) as depicted in the graphic below. Dens are led by a trained parent Den Leader. All of the Dens together make up the Pack. The Pack is led by the Cubmaster. All our adult leadership are parents, guardians, or grandparents and volunteer their time and experience to deliver an outstanding program.

  

All of the Packs of Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Southside Norfolk make up the Three Rivers District, which in turn is part of the Tidewater Council that covers all of Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. More information can be found at http://www.tidewaterbsa.com.

   

Meetings

We generally meet each Sunday at 5PM. During the month, expect two to three den meetings and one pack meeting (all the dens together).

The pack and den meetings are at our sponsoring organization, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 233 Mann Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322. St. Thomas Episcopal (STE) is located on Cedar Road between Battlefield Boulevard and the Chesapeake Central Library.

 

Communications

This pack website contains all you need to know about pack and den happenings. You will be able to view details for scheduled events, sign-up, pay dues, see photos of past events and share your own, access helpful files and information as well as contact adult leaders and other Scout families. 

 

Uniforms

The uniform is an important part of the Scouting program; it identifies the boys, girls, and adults with Cub Scouts and gives them a sense of belonging to the den, the pack, the BSA, and the worldwide Scouting movement. Scouts enjoy wearing their uniforms. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings and special pack activities. Uniforms may be purchased at the Tidewater Scout Shop, (757) 497-2688 or at Scoutshop.org

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to explore Scouting with Pack 901. We hope to see you soon!                 

         

Yours in Scouting,

Pack 901

 

        Contact us now to start the adventure!