When you join our pack, we want to make you feel welcome. We have put together this list to help you jump right in and feel prepared for camp outs, meetings and events. Let us know if we missed out something.
Once a month all Dens meet together for a “Pack Meeting", which all Cub Scouts and their families are encouraged to attend. The Pack Meeting is a fun time for everyone. Dens show off the projects they have been working on, lead songs, perform skits, and awards are presented to the Scouts. It is a time for the family to get information on upcoming activities and share in the Scouting spirit. Be sure to attend and join in the excitement while watching your son advance! We encourage scouts to wear their uniform.
In general Den Meetings are held twice a month and provide your scout with opportunities to enjoy various planned activities, learn new skills, and have great fun. While parental attendance is not required at Den Meetings (except for Lions and Tigers), it is certainly encouraged! Some Dens will require parent participation at specific meetings. Please keep in touch with your scout's Den Leader so that you will know what activities are taking place and can track the progress your child is making. Meeting rooms will be assigned when the dens show up for their first meeting.
Overnight Camp Outings
Scouting is an outdoor-based program. Camping is permitted by Cub Scouts only in an age-appropriate context. Scouts must have an adult family member with them at all times when camping. If your Scout wishes to attend only the daytime activities of a Family Camp-out you must make prior arrangements with another adult to take responsibility for your son if you cannot stay with him. You will need to fill out a permission slip for your child with all of the necessary emergency information included. Bring all the equipment you will need to enjoy the camp-out: tent, sleeping bags, lanterns, bug spray etc. The pack will provide the main meals.
Every year the Pack participates in the Scout Popcorn sale. The sale usually occurs in August through October, with deliveries in November and is the major fundraising activity of our Pack. All scouts participate in this event and receive prizes and other recognition. The Pack relies heavily on the funds generated by this fundraiser. Everyone’s participation is expected and appreciated. The pack retains 30% of the proceeds of the popcorn sold and is the single largest source of funding for all Pack activities.
Blue & Gold Event
Each year, Cub Scouts celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Scouting in the U.S. by having a Blue and Gold Banquet. This is traditionally a supper (either catered or potluck) where the entire family is encouraged to attend. It is usually held in February and it takes the place of the Pack Meeting for that month.
If you are interested in assisting with the banquet, please contact the Pack Committee Chairman, Brad Bettinger.
For the 2nd year WEBELOS, the final night of being a Cub Scout is at our Blue and Gold Banquet. In addition to a memorable “bridging” ceremony to Boy Scouts for those scouts who are continuing the scouting adventure, we also present graduation “career arrows” to the scouts for them to remember their time in Pack 113. The whole family and grandparents are encouraged to attend. Scouts MUST wear their full uniform.
Raingutter Regatta Event
The Raingutter Regatta is a racing event for Cub Scouts that is the sailboat equivalent of a Derby. The official Raingutter Regatta Trimaran kit includes: Racing Trimaran Hull, two wooden outriggers, sail, mast, screws and sanding stick. Within the basic design rules, Scouts are free to paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose. The Pack provides the kit and a race is scheduled during one of the Pack Meetings. Scouts love this and parents are encouraged to let the boys use their own imaginations in decorating the boats.
Pine Wood Derby Event
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. The Pack leaders will build tracks while your boy will design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race.