I had the privilege of meeting and seeing this Eagle Scout address an audience in 2015.  His honest perspective to what Scouting means in his life and the importance of developing tomorrow's confident young men is inspiring.  Please watch it with your Scout, with your Den and please share your thoughts.  Help us grow, learn and cultivate the brightest future for our community - Mr. Arnold Andrade  
Greg Becker, Committee Chair 2015

See the Download file at the bottom of the page for easy printing and future reference.

Who runs the Pack?

The Pack is completely run by and dependent on PARENTS to run it.  The parent volunteer is vital to the long standing success of Scouting.  Scouting is a family centered program that offers guidance as boys grow and learn about themselves, their community and what it means to "Be Prepared!"

Where do we meet?

The Pack is chartered by McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church and it has access to the church's facilities.  Pack meetings are held once per month and Den meetings are held 1 to 3 times per month.  Leaders work to keep the meetings interactive, fun and engaging for the participants.  Meetings generally last for about one hour.

What is a Pack and what is a Den?

A Den is a group of boys that are generally in the same grade and about the same age and are therefore grouped by rank.  First graders are Tiger Scouts, Second graders are Wolf Scouts, Third graders are Bear Scouts and Fourth and Fifth graders are Webelos Scouts.  Webelos spend 2 years preparing for the transition from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts.

All the Dens grouped together form the Pack.  The Pack is the organization recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and the Dens function within the Pack.

What do I need to buy?

Each Scout will need a handbook and a uniform.  You can buy this new at the Scout Shop (see last topic below) or used at garage sales, E-Bay, etc.  Folks at the Scout Shop will gladly help you secure all the appropriate insignia to place on a uniform.  Buy the uniform big so they don't outgrow it right away...

Uniform components:
  - Shirt - Blue for 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders; Tan for 4th & 5th graders
  - Neckerchief & slide + hat - Get the correct color to correspond to the boy's rank (see above about Dens)
  - Belt - holds their pants up (remember...buy big) as well as their awards.
  - Patches:
        - Atlanta Area Council patch
        - Pack #'s (405)
        - World Crest emblem
  - Webelos need the Webelos Colors for their sleeve
  - Handbook for their rank

Optional items:
  - Pants / Shorts (recommend the switch back pants with zip-off legs).
  - Socks that match rank color

What are the levels in Scouting?

Tiger Cubs is a year-round family and home-centered program that encourages the ethical decision-making skills for first-grade (or 7-year-old) boys. These boys participate in the program with their adult partners. The program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding.

Cub Scouts is a year-round family and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for boys in the second through fifth grade (or who are 8, 9, and 10 years old). Activities emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Webelos Scouts is a year-round family and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for fourth and fifth grade (or 10-year-old) boys. Webelos Scouts participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. (Boys also may become Boy Scouts if they have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.)

Where is the Scout Shop?

1800 Circle 75 Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia. The Program Center and Scout Shop hours are normally:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 9 AM to 6 PM 
Tuesday and Thursday - 9 AM to 8 PM
Saturday - 10 AM to 4 PM

However, the hours do change during the year so call first: 770-988-9912

Atlanta Area Council Scout Store

Rebecca Harriss,
Aug 23, 2013, 4:17 AM