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ABOUT CUB SCOUT PACK 68



       

PACK UPDATE (5/06/18): We are exciting to announce that starting this summer, all youth - boys AND girls - are invited to say "Scout Me In" as they join the fun, adventure, and character-building opportunities found in our Cub Scout Pack.  We understand that families today are busier and more diverse than ever and are excited to embrace this new venture into Family Scouting!  For more information, please visit:  https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting/.

Cub Scout Pack 68 is centered at the Lakewood United Methodist Church at 15700 Detroit Avenue.  Our Pack is Lakewood's oldest Cub Scout Pack and provides an opportunity for grade school youth (kindergarten through 5th grade) to learn about character development, conservation, service, sportsmanship, and citizenship through fun and engaging activities.

During the school year (September - May), we typically meet Tuesdays evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  The first two meetings each month are usually Den meetings, in which Scouts work with their individual Dens on projects and achievements with their Den.  The third meeting of the month is the Pack meeting, in which the entire Pack comes together for special events, awards and recognition.  The fourth meeting of the month is usually reserved for Family Fun Night.  These nights are not related to earning Pack or Den achievements but instead are meant as social events for the entire group.  Our calendar is set at the beginning of the school year, so parents will know well in advance if the normal meetings have been shifted due to holidays or other special events.

Our yearly membership fee is $60 which covers the cost of our BSA membership fees and the Scout Handbook.  This membership fee does not quite cover the cost for all the amazing events we offer throughout the year.  To help keep our membership fees low but still offer an amazing program, Scouting families are strongly encouraged to participate in our fundraisers held throughout the year.  These include an annual popcorn sale, a spaghetti dinner, and a pancake breakfast.  We have found that fundraising is the best way to ensure that we can provide dynamic and fun events at little or no cost to our member families.

One of the most critical elements of a successful Scouting experience is family involvement.  It is proven that scouts whose parents and guardians actively support their activities in Scouting and that get involved perform better.  It is against Boy Scouts of America regulations for Cub Scouts to attend meetings and other functions without a parent or guardian.

Scouting operates through volunteer leadership.  This leadership team is composed of the Committe Chairs, Den Leaders and the Cubmaster.  The Pack welcomes and encourages any parent or guardian who is interested in joining any committee or becoming a chairperson.  Our Pack Committee meetings are typically held the first Thursday of each month and parent/guardian participation is strongly encouraged.  We use these meetings to plan upcoming events and discuss the overall status of the Pack.

For further membership information or for specific questions, please email us at: banfield_bruce@hotmail.com or you can find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pack68lakewood/

Cubmaster: Bruce Banfield
Pack Committee Chair: Rose Lucas

Which Den will my child be joining?



 
New Scouts join the Den that corresponds to their age/grade level.

Regardless of age and den assignment, all new Scouts must first earn their Bobcat badge before working toward the rank for their age group. Please contact the den leader or Cubmaster for more information on this requirement.

KINDERGARTEN (5 years old): LION CUBS

FIRST GRADERS (6-7 years old): TIGER CUBS

SECOND GRADERS (7-8 years old): WOLVES

THIRD GRADERS (8-9 years old): BEARS

FOURTH GRADERS (9-10 years old): WEBELOS I

FIFTH GRADERS (10-11 years old): WEBELOS II

Once a child has reached 6th Grade, they become eligible to join a Scout Troop.