Scout Language: What are we talking about when we say.....
Pack: The whole group – all or our dens and families together is called a Pack. The pack usually meets once a month.
Den: A group of 6-8 children who are in the same grade and meet at regular intervals.
Den Leader: Amazing adult, who leads the children through their Den adventure and aids in having the children completing the advancements/ adventures through their cub scouting experience.
Assistant Den Leader (DA)
A volunteer leader who helps the Den Leader with holding weekly den meeting and fills in when the Den Leader is unavailable.
The Cubmaster is the chief adult volunteer leader. The Cubmaster runs the pack meetings and advices other leaders.
Assistant Cubmaster (CA)
A volunteer who helps the Cubmaster run the pack and fills in when the Cubmaster is unavailable.
The adult leader of the pack committee. Provides the motivation and direction to the committee to get the pack program implemented.
Every child who joins Cub Scouts must first earn the Bobcat Badge. Doing this, they learn the seven basic tenets of Cub Scouting: the Promise, the Law of the Pack the sign, the handshake, the motto, the salute, and what Webelos means.
Cub Scout in Kindergarten
Cub Scout in 1st grade.
Cub Scout in 2nd grade.
Cub Scout in 3rd grade.
Webelo 1 Cub Scout in 4th grade. Sometimes wear the khaki Boy Scout uniform (means they outgrew the blue one).
Webelo 2 Cub Scout in 5th grade. Sometimes wear the khaki Boy Scout uniform (means they outgrew the blue one).
Cub Scouts must complete Achievements in their Handbook. These Achievements cover these areas: These vary determined based on what grade/level your child is a part of.
These represent what achievement your child completed with their Den.
Arrow of Light
This is the highest award a child can earn in Cub Scouting. Also the only non-religious award from Cub Scouts which can be worn on a Boy Scout Uniform.
Provided to Webelos 2 during Blue and Gold Banquet
Blue and Gold Banquet
Generally held in April to celebrate the anniversary of Cub Scouting. This celebration can be an annual pot luck dinner, banquet or whatever the pack decides to make it.
Blue and Gold Colors
The Cub Scout Colors. Blue stands for truth and spirituality, loyalty, and the sky above. Gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.
The Leader of the Pack. Does not have to wear leather or ride a Harley, although sometimes it helps. Usually the Cubmaster, but Akela also means Den Leaders and YOU--the main leader your boy looks to for guidance!
A Scouting magazine for boys to help broaden their horizons in Cubbing.
A Boy Scout is between the ages of 11 and 18 and belongs to a troop. He advances through these ramks: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, then Eagle.
Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
The Boy Scouts of America is a nationally chartered organization that encompasses Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews
One part of the Safe Swim Defense. Swimmers of like ability are paired. Check in and out of the water together and stay within 10 feet of each other during the swim. It is also used on other Cub Scout activities for safety reasons.
Formal permission from the Boy Scouts of America allowing a pack to organize
An organization that sponsors the pack. Monthly meetings are usually held in a building owned by that organization.
Chartered Organization Representative
An adult representative of the group or organization that currently holds the BSA charters. Reports information to and from the chartered organization
A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and crews to help the unit succeed.
This is a group of adult volunteers who “run” the pack. Any interested adult is welcome to attend Committee meetings
A geographical are, made of up districts for administration of the Boy Scout programs. We are part of the Daniel Beard Council.
A Cub Scout or Webelo scout elected by his peers to help the den chief and den leader.
A Boy Scout who helps direct the activities of a den
Each council is divided into a number of districts.
After the Achievements in the Wolf and Bear book. Can be done any time by a boy, and count toward Arrow Points after the Wolf or Bear badge have been earned. Can be repeated, if boy does his best every time.
Fleur de lis
International Boy Scout Emblem. Also used by New Orleans football team. Some Scouters even have boxer shorts with this on them.
A form of cheer, along with Growls, Whoops, and the Disco Mosquito cheer; all done to show appreciation of Cub Scout skits and stunts in place of mundane old “PTA applause”. Also, sound made when Wolf tries out hammer.
Order of the Arrow. An honor group of Boy Scouts who give cheerful service helping others learn to enjoy the outdoors. Arrowmen also present dramatic and exciting ceremonies at campfires and special awards meetings.
A pack racing competition, where Cubs and their parents work together to make model pinewood derby cars and compete for prizes.
What leaders try to deliver. To do their Best, to help others, and to help boys learn to Do Their Duty to God, Country, Family, and self.