About Pack 603
In Cub Scouting you’ll have lots of fun, adventure, and activities with your den and pack. But there’s more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It’s all about the boy you are and the person you will become.
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA’s three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)
The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
Sportsmanship and Fitness
Fun and Adventure
Preparation for Boy Scouts
Cub Scout dens
A den is a group of six to eight boys, within the pack, that typically meets twice a month in addition to the monthly Pack meeting. The boys in a den are usually all at the same grade level and likely attend the same school. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys and provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. Scout Dens meet twice a month (Lions meet once) plus attend the Pack Meeting at the end of the month.
The dedication and commitment of our Pack Committee, Cubmaster, and Den Leaders enables us to have an outstanding program to offer. They spend hours planning for den meetings, pack meetings, camping, and special events. It is this leadership that enables our Pack to offer our Scouts and opportunity to grow and advance.