·The "Dens" are the term usedfor the different ages/grades. The different Dens are all part of one Pack.
·In our Pack 174, we have one den foreach grade level. Each den is a single gender - all boys or all girls in a den.
·If we have too many scouts in one den,then we would start a second den for that age group.
·Your child's grade in school will determinewhich group they join within the pack.
·They are separated based on grade level,ensuring that the requirements and activities are age appropriate.
·Scouts can begin their adventures inCub Scouts starting in Kindergarten, and can continue through 5th Grade, or whenthey become eligible for Scouts.
·If your family moves, your scout cantransfer to another pack at any time.
·A scout can join any time from Kindergartenon; and does not have to wait until the next school year. If your scout joins mid-year,the fees will be adjusted accordingly, but they may have to work a bit harder tocomplete requirements but please do not be discouraged and remember the Scout Motto:"Do Your Best"
Grade groupings within Cub Scouting:
Kindergarten - Become Lion Cubs.
They work on their LionBadge and prepare to join the older cub scouts in the Pack
First Grade – BecomeTiger Cubs.
They start with the BobcatBadge and then work on their Tiger Badge.
Second Grade – BecomeWolf Cubs.
They start with the BobcatBadge and then work on their Wolf Badge.
Third Grade – BecomeBear Cubs.
They start with the BobcatBadge and then work on their Bear Badge.
Fourth Grade – BecomeWebelos Scouts. Webelos stands for We’ll Be Loyal Scouts.Webelos Scouts work on their Webelos Badge. If they are joining for the firsttime, they will earn the Bobcat Badge first.
Fifth Grade - BecomeArrow of Light Scouts. The Scouts will work on earning the Arrow of Lightaward, the highest award in Cub Scouts. If they are joining for the first time,they will earn the Bobcat Badge first. The boys who complete all of the requirementscan participate in an Arrow of Light Cross Over Ceremony, usually held in conjunctionwith the annual Blue & Gold Banquet.This Cross Over ceremony graduates those Scouts from Cub Scouts andwelcomes them into Scouts if they choose to continue their Scouting Journey.