Welcome To Pack147...
I would like to be the first to welcome you to Pack 147 . Please use this website as your guide through Scouting with Pack 147. Many resources are available thorughout the site. You can Check-out Books From Our Pack Library, Check The Pack Calendar, Email Your Leaders, Pay For Fee's and Activities, Link TO SCOUTBook, Find Out Rank Requirements, And All Our Pack Documentation Will Be Available For Download. The links below may lead to areas around our site to get you the information you need quicker.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Yours In Scouting,
Cubmaster Pack 147
What to Expect
When you join the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting is like an extension of your family: It follows your values, it sees to the overall care and well-being of your child, and it’s always there for you. It’s not an either/or choice you have to make for your child. It works with you to let you manage your time and other activities and will always be there when you return.
Maturity. Youth experience dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel much of that change into productive endeavors. Through service projects and Good Turns, Scouts can discover their place in the community. Many Scouting activities allow youth to associate with others from different backgrounds. The religious emblems program offers pathways for Scouts to more deeply understand their duty to God. The unit provides each Scout with an opportunity to explore, to try out new ideas, and to embark on adventures that sometimes have no design other than to have a good time with good people.
Flexibility. The Scouting programs are flexible and accommodate the need to balance the work and life requirements of a busy family. It’s easy to plan for meetings and activities, and if something unexpected comes up, just let your leader know—it’s expected in the lives we live today.
Adaptability. Your child can work on achievements at his or her own pace. For example, if your child is in a spring soccer league and has to miss several meetings and activities, he or she still can complete and sign off on Scout activities to work toward the next level.
Transferability. The skills and values your child learns through Scouting can be applied in any non-Scouting activity he or she participates in. As your child builds character, this can be an especially valuable defense to the peer pressure all youth experience when growing up.
Cub Scouting and Your Family: What To Expect
The Cub Scout program helps to meet your boy’s growth needs. As a boy develops, he has specific developmental needs such as:
To learn new physical skills. He can do this through games, sports, and crafts. As he develops his coordination, he gains a sense of worthiness and acceptance by his peers.
To learn to get along with boys of his same age. He needs to form friendships with other boys. He needs to learn how to balance giving and receiving affection if he is to relate well to his peers. He needs to belong to a group of boys his own age. Being a part of a Cub Scout den helps fulfill these needs.
To develop his mental processes. He can develop his mental process by reading, writing, and calculating. He needs opportunities to use language to express ideas and to influence others. He must move from a preoccupation with self to understanding how and what others think of him. Opportunities for observation and experimentation will help him learn self-reliance. Den activities and meetings, along with the advancement program, help him develop mentally.
To develop a value system. He is developing a sense of what is right and wrong and what is fair and unfair. He will do this by cooperating with other boys, by being taught, by examples of adults, and from positive reinforcement. He begins to develop democratic social attitudes.
To develop personal independence. He is becoming less dependent on adults. His sameage friends become important to him. In his den, and in the pack, he exercises his independence while learning to get along with others.
Your son also needs to belong to a ‘‘group’’ of boys his own age. This group is a key component of the Cub Scout program. A den is like a neighborhood group of six or eight boys in which he will achieve status and recognition.
As you learn more about how Cub Scouting works and what goes on in a den and a pack, you will see that the program helps your boy in these five important developmental needs. The uniqueness of Cub Scouting is that you, as his family, join the program with your boy. You will help him all along the way.
To find out how you can support your boy by becoming a Cub Scout family, if you have not already done so, complete the Family Talent Survey Sheet and submit the form. If you have already completed and submitted the form, thank you! Your cooperation and help are appreciated.