Beginning of the Year Summary

Cub Scout Pack 155As we get ready for our first pack meeting of the year tomorrow night, it is pleasing to say that the year is off to a productive start so far.  The scouts have covered a lot in a few short weeks so I wanted to give a bit of a summary as to what was covered since the Open House on Sept 30th.

What to expect during the Pack Meeting?  The first pack meeting of the year is always after we finish going over the Bobcat requirements and we hold the Bobcat ceremony for new scouts.  They will be awarded their first rank and officially become members of the pack.  Once the new scouts are officially members of the pack, we will then have announcements and fill everyone in on the updates covering us until the next pack meeting in December.  After announcements, we will go into recognition of all achievements over the summer and from the beginning of this year to date.  Normally we would have the scouts and/or their dens perform different skits and songs but due to the amount of awards to be given out we will skip on those.

Scouts are required to be in the Class A uniform for the Pack meetings.  For those that do not have a Class A they can simply wear what they have if anything.  They should not feel out of place as we are aware that people will be acquiring their uniforms as they can and or in pieces with some simply settling for the shirt.  The shirt is the first thing I recommend since that is where they will put their patches.

See you all tomorrow night.  Below is a summary of what we covered the past few weeks.

During the Open House the boys learned about Geology while making pet rocks.  They completed the following requirements:

  • Begin Bobcat requirements
  • All Ranks
    • Geology Belt Loop requirements: 1, 2, & 3 (Completed)
    • Geology Pin requirements: 3, 6, 9 & 10 (1 more to go for completion)
  • Webelos(4th & 5th Graders)
    • Geologist Activity Badge requirements: 1, 2, 4, 7 & 9 (Completed)

The following week was fire safety week which was an ample time to go over some emergency related items while having fun:

  • Continue Bobcat requirements for new scouts.
  • Tigers (1st Grade)
    • Electives 27 (What to do in an emergency) and 28 (Smoke Detectors)
  • Wolves (2nd Grade)
    • Requirements 4a and 9c
    • Elective 16a
  • Bears (3rd Grade)
    • Requirements 7d, 7e, 11a, 11e, and 11g
  • Webelos (4th & 5th Grade)
    • Readyman Activity Badge Requirements: 1a, 1b, 3, and 11.


Last week we continued in the same fashion but without a specific theme;

  • Finished Bobcat requirements for new scouts
  • Discussed and created the Pack’s rules for the year.

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