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Welcome to School Night For Scouting Cub Scout Pack 571 www.pack571.net. Agenda. Agenda. Introduction to Pack 571 for parents and potential Scouts. Potential Scouts are dismissed for games and activities with existing scouts and leaders. Parent information and requirements.

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agenda
Agenda

Agenda

  • Introduction to Pack 571 for parents and potential Scouts.
  • Potential Scouts are dismissed for games and activities with existing scouts and leaders.
  • Parent information and requirements.
  • Question and Answers
  • Children return from the activities.
  • Sign-up
scouting fun with a purpose
Scouting: Fun with a Purpose

Scouting….

  • Develops leadership skills and teaches respect for God, country, and your fellow man.
  • Develops personal confidence and self-worth
  • Utilizes activities designed to prepare boys to make ethical choices and strive to achieve their full potential
  • Is about doing your best
things we do
Things We Do:
  • BB Shooting
  • Archery
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Summer Camps
  • Camp aboard Aircraft Carrier
  • Space Camp
  • Day Camps
  • Have Fun!!!
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Rain Gutter Regatta
  • Scouting for Food
  • Pack Campout
  • Pack Ski Trip
  • Blue and Gold Banquet
  • Service Projects
  • Play Games
the cub scout organization
The Cub Scout Organization

The Pack…

  • Is a group of boys in grades 1 thru 5 and their adult leadership
  • Is sponsored by a Chartered Organization.
  • Is divided into “Dens” which consist of 6-10 boys in the same grade level, and their adult leaders. Den size can be larger if there is inadequate adult leadership.
cub scout organization cont
Cub Scout Organization (cont.)
  • Boys and Dens are organized by Rank based on age.
  • Ranks are…
    • Tiger ( 7 years old/1st grade )
    • Wolf ( 8 years old/2nd grade )
    • Bear ( 9 years old/3rd grade )
    • Webelos ( 10 years old/4th & 5th grade )
  • All Scout Activities are age-appropriate
scouting 2010
Scouting 2010

New Program

  • Under Scouting 2010, all activities of both the Den and the Pack are outlined in our new handbook.
  • This assists the leaders in providing a consistent, fun program
  • The meetings are focused on giving your child the opportunity to participate in the maximum amount of activities and earn the badges necessary for advancement.
parent participation
Parent Participation
  • Parents are the major source of Scout leadership
  • Scouting is volunteer led
  • Full support and cooperation of every parent is essential
  • Parents can help reduce the load for everyone by serving as den leaders or committee members
  • Parents should participate in and encourage their boys in their advancement
tiger scouts and leadership
Tiger Scouts and Leadership
  • The Tigers need new leaders for each Den.
  • They will be supported by a Tiger coordinator and past Tiger leaders.
  • Tonight we must identify those leaders or the Tigers cannot organize.
  • Please think about this during the rest of the evening We will be talking to all of you about supporting the Scouts in this function.
  • Good Leadership for our boys is crucial to the success of the Scouting program.
  • Training is offered online and thru the Council.
  • There is a background check for all leaders.
youth protection
Youth Protection
  • Our pack requires that each Scout have at least one Parent trained in youth protection.
  • This takes fifteen minutes online and teaches you how Cub and Boy Scouts protects our youth.
  • The course is online and available at www.myscouting.com.
  • There is additional information in the welcome packet
pack information
Pack Information
  • We are chartered by the Kincaid Scouters Association out of Kincaid Elementary School
  • We are part of the Foothills District of the Atlanta Area Council
  • The Council provides literature, tools, training, volunteer & professional guidance and a major activity schedule, including provision of camp facilities
  • 60-70 active scouts and 20-25 adult leaders
pack information cont
Pack Information (cont.)
  • Leadership is made up of Parent Volunteers
  • Unit oversight provided by Pack Committee composed of parents and Leaders.
  • Pack meetings are held monthly, typically on the Last Monday of the month.
  • Next Pack meeting is Monday, August, 29th from 6:45 – 8:00pm at the Korean Covenant Presbyterian Church (due to Kincaid construction).
time commitment
Time Commitment
  • The Scouts meet with their Dens twice a month.
  • Pack meetings are once a month.
  • Outings and additional activities will also fall within the month.
  • The Scouting program is a complement to sporting activities. Scouts receive achievements based on their sporting events.
  • Generally, leaders schedule meetings to not interfere with sports.
  • Every Den schedule is different.
how the pack funds itself
How the Pack Funds Itself
  • Annual Pack Dues
  • One annual Fundraiser (Popcorn Sales is our major source of income.)
  • Donations
registration fees
Registration Fees
  • Annual Registration is $85
  • This includes a 1 year subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, BSA registration, liability insurance during events, …
  • This covers all patches, belt loops, and awards. As well as regularly scheduled meetings. Pack events (camping, ski trip) are additional.
  • Make checks payable to “Pack 571”
  • There will be additional costs for uniforms and handbooks.
boys life magazine
Boys’ Life Magazine
  • Official magazine of the BSA with over 1.3 million subscribers.
  • Order through the Pack, and you will receive the Cub Scout edition
  • The cover price for Boys‘ Life is $2. When you order tonight through our Pack, you will receive Boys‘ Life at your home for free.
uniform and equipment needs
Uniform and Equipment Needs
  • Shirt and Pants
  • Neckerchief & Slide
  • Cub-Scout Belt and Buckle
  • Cub Hat
  • Cub Book
  • Patches
    • Council Shoulder Patch
    • World Crest
    • Unit Number 571
    • Den Patch Number
  • Achievements are funded by pack dues.
the process
The Process…

Step 1

Complete an New Youth Application for each boy

Step 2

Complete the New Adult Application for at least one parent or guardian

Step 3

Present your paperwork and fees for review with the Cubmaster.

questions

Our pack website is www.pack571.net

Check it regularly for a pack calendar, activity information, forms, documents, photos and leader roster.

Our Achievements are kept on www.scouttrack.com.

You will receive information regarding that once you register.

Questions?

scout return
Scout Return
  • Do Your Best!
  • Have Fun!
  • We love Pack 571!