About Scouting

Cub Scout Pack 9


--- What is Cub Scouts ---

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service. Cub Scouts is for boys in Kindergarten through 5th grade. In Cub Scouts, boys become part of a Pack and that Pack is sub-divided into smaller groups, or Dens, by rank and grade Dens can vary in size, but a typical den will be made up of 6-8 boys. Packs are sponsored by community groups such as churches, schools and other service groups that want to provide a program for boys. Our sponsor, or Charter Organization, is Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.


Lion

Tiger
Kindergarten or 6 years old

1st Grade or 7 years old
The Lion program weaves traditional Scouting concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship into activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the boys and their parents. The activities introduce the family to Cub Scouting, and provide an exciting way for the little guys to explore the world around them. The program will fuel their imagination, creativity and fun as they experience the growth Scouting can provide. At the end of the Lion year, they “graduate” to Tiger and advance through Cub Scouting.

To earn the Tiger badge, a boy must complete six required adventures with his den or family and one elective adventure of his den or family’s choosing. As the boy completes each adventure, he will receive the adventure loop for that adventure, which he can wear on his belt. When the boy has completed the seven required adventures, he can receive the Tiger badge.


Wolf 

Bear
2nd Grade or 8 years old

3rd Grade or 9 years old
To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. His parent or guardian and den leader approves each requirement by signing his book, and the boy receives an adventure loop for each adventure. When the boy has met all requirements, the Wolf badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next Pack meeting.

To earn the Bear badge, a boy must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. His parent or guardian and den leader approves each requirement by signing his book, and the boy receives an adventure loop for each adventure. When the boy has met all requirements, the Bear badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next Pack meeting


Webelos

Arrow of Light (AOL)
4th Grade or 10 years old

5th Grade or 11 years old
Webelos Scouts get to work on the five required Webelos adventures and choose two of the 18 elective adventures that are shared by the Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. When a boy has done the requirements for an adventure, the Webelos den leader, rather than a parent, approves most of the adventures. For each adventure a boy completes, he receives a pin to wear on the Webelos colors. After completing seven adventures, including five required adventures and two elective adventures, a Scout can receive the Webelos badge.

The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Scouts must complete four required adventures and three elective adventures to earn the Arrow of Light rank. For each adventure a boy completes, he receives a pin to wear on the Webelos colors.