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WELCOME!. Northern Star Council Pack – Parent Orientation. Our Goals. Inform you about how our pack operates Discuss the Cub Scout Advancement Program Discuss Parental Involvement Answer your questions about Scouting. A CUB SCOUT PACK. Kindergartners – Lion Cubs

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Welcome

WELCOME!

Northern Star Council

Pack – Parent Orientation

Northern Star Council, BSA


Our goals
Our Goals

  • Inform you about how our pack operates

  • Discuss the Cub Scout Advancement Program

  • Discuss Parental Involvement

  • Answer your questions about Scouting

Northern Star Council, BSA


A cub scout pack

A CUB SCOUT PACK

Kindergartners – Lion Cubs

First Graders – Tiger Cubs

Second Graders – Wolf Cubs

Third Graders – Bear Cubs

Fourth & Fifth Graders - Webelos

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Introduce pack leaders

INTRODUCE PACKLEADERS

Cubmaster

Committee Chair

Committee Members

Den Leaders & Webelos Leaders

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How our pack operates

HOW OUR PACKOPERATES

Every Scouting Unit is “Owned”

by an Organization

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How does it work
How Does it Work?

  • Den Meetings

  • Pack Meetings

  • Special Activities

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Advancement

ADVANCEMENT

Earn the Ranks of Scouting

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Welcome

LION CUB – Nine activities including “Grand Adventure” outings.

BOBCAT - No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge.

[One exception: Lions earn this after the Lion Cub Participation Badge in the spring of their kindergarten year when they become Tigers]

TIGER CUB - Five Achievements with three parts: Family Activity, Den Activity & Go See It!

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Welcome

WOLF - 12 Achievements centered on the Scouts “Duty to God, Country, Family, and Self”

BEAR - Need to complete 12 out of 24 achievements.

WEBELOS - Activity badges in five areas: Physical Skills, Mental Skills, Community Involvement, Technology, and Outdoor

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Pack organization

PACK ORGANIZATION God, Country, Family, and Self”

Part of the FAMILY of Scouting

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Finance
FINANCE God, Country, Family, and Self”

  • Registration Fee

  • Dues / Uniform

  • Pack Money Earning Projects: Trails End Popcorn Sale

  • “Friends of Scouting”

  • United Way

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Training
TRAINING God, Country, Family, and Self”

Every youth member deserves a trained leader!

  • Youth Protection (online) – mandatory for each new leader when registering as an adult leader with the BSA

  • Fast Start (online)

  • This is Scouting (online)

  • Leader Specific Training – available online and in classroom format

  • Online training is at www.MyScouting.org

    All unit leaders must be

    by October 15th!

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Camping
CAMPING God, Country, Family, and Self”

  • KEEP THE OUTING IN SCOUTING

  • Fall Festivals at Camp (day activity)

  • Polar Cubs (day activity)

  • Cub Scout Resident Camps

  • Webelos OutPost 

  • Webelos Adventure Days 

  • 5th Grade Webelos Camps 

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Organize dens

ORGANIZE DENS God, Country, Family, and Self”

Den Rosters

Leader Positions

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Welcome

PACK LEADERSHIP God, Country, Family, and Self”

A real opportunity to get

to know your son.

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Supporting leaders
SUPPORTING LEADERS God, Country, Family, and Self”

  • Scouting Magazine is included as part of your registration (includes program helps)

  • Monthly Roundtable Meetings: tenured Cub Scout leaders share their experience on running a quality program & pack

  • University of Scouting (annual October supplemental training)

  • Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide – available at Scout Shops

  • Current leaders in our pack mentor new leaders

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Thank you

THANK YOU! God, Country, Family, and Self”

Northern Star Council, BSA


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