Cub Scout Pack 42 has called Black Mountain, NC home for 38 years strong. We serve Kindergaten through 5th grade boys and girls from Art Space, Asheville Christian Academe, W. D. Williams Elementary, Black Mountain Primary and Black Mountain Elementary schools. However, any 6 to 10 year old boys and girls from the surrounding area is welcome to join our pack.
Boys the age of 11 or 6th grade can join our Boy Scout Troop 42.
Youth male or female age 14 or completed 8th grade can join our Venturing Crew 42.
2016-2017 Pack 42 was hand picked to join the Daniel Boone Council in BSA's newest pilot program The LIONS. Boys and girls in Kindergarten can now join scouting and have just as much fun as ALL the other boys and girls have been for the past 108 years.
We are a vibrant, growing, active Pack! Our scouts meet in small grade-level assigned groups, called Dens. Each den has a volunteer adult leader and assistant leader(s). In scouting we strive to instill leadership skills, religious morals (all domination's welcome), diversity, self respect and most of all Education with a FUN Twist. The BEST part of Scouts is watching them grow and triumph. Scouts is just not a youth program, it's a family involvement. We encourage your entire family to join your scout. Were else can you have your son enrolled in United States of America 108 year old youth program and be part of all the activities. We encourage sports; but as a parent you have to take the sideline. In Scouting you get to be apart of the experience 100%. If you enjoy helping the community, learning leadership skills, taking care of the environment, practicing non-violent skills, camping, hiking, fishing and just being outdoors (unplugged) then Scouting is a place for you and your children to be. They learn all sort of skills that will help them through life.
As a scout they will earn all sorts of rewards as they progress through the ranks and helps build them up into young men and women of our community.
Boys may enter Cub Scouting at any level, according to their age. Each rank (Lions, Bobcat, Tiger,Wolf, Bear, and Webelos and Arrow of Light) offers its own challenges, but these challenges are not dependent upon earning a previous rank. Pack 42 welcomes new youth at any level. And so dose Troop 42, Venturing Crew 42.
Like all Cub Scout Packs, we belong to a regional council. Ours is the Daniel Boone Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
; it's made up of 14 counties in Western North Carolina. Our district within the council is called SoQua. The SoQua district is comprised of all of the Cubs Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explore Post in Buncombe County.
For more, general information on Scouting, visit the BSA website by clicking here
All new recruits between September and December will get a FREE Scout Handbook once yearly membership is paid. But don't need to wait til then to join us, sign up anytime but don't wait you will miss all the fun. Contact us for more info, location and time. We are a year around unit
BSA is changing the Cub Scout Program to fit the youth of today. Starting June 1st, 2015 Pack 42 will run on the New Program, we are excited for the change. Our Cub Master (now Committee Chairmen) has taken numerous days and hours in training on the new program and is National Trained as Program Camp Director for SoQua District Cub Scout Summer Camp. Pack 42 Committee Chairmen has taken it as his personal goal and making Pack 42 the Best it can be for your Scout.
Of the 312 pilots and scientists selected as astronauts since 1959, at least 207 have been identified as having been Scouts or active in Scouting. The list includes 39 Eagle Scouts, 25 Life Scouts, 14 Star Scouts, 26 First Class Scouts, 17 Second Class Scouts, 13 Tenderfoot Scouts, 3 Explorers, 25 Cub Scouts, 10 Webelos Scouts, 1 King’s Scout, 2 Wolf Scouts, and 32 with unknown ranks, including 27 who were Girl Scouts.
Of the 24 men to travel to the moon on the Apollo 9 through Apollo 17 missions , 21 were Scouts, including 10 of the 12 men who physically walked on the moon's surface, and all three members of the crew of Apollo 13. Three traveled to the Moon twice.
All three of the astronauts who died in the Apollo 1 fire, four of the seven who died in the Challenger launch explosion, and five of the seven who died in the Columbia re-entry explosion were Scouts.
OVER ALL....... a Scout has a better chance to excel in life and in the working world than a non-scout.
“We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.”
— Sir Robert Baden-Powell
"Good character means a mental and moral fiber of order, one which may be woven into the fabric of the community and state, going to make a great nation - great in broadest meaning of that word"
- (John) Calvin Coolidge, before the National Council of BSA in Washington D.C. May 1, 1926