Fun with a Purpose:
Learning with Incentives

Cub Scouting means "doing." You will have lots to do as a Cub Scout in Pack 229—crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, puzzles and much more! A lot of the fun happens right in the den and pack.

Everything boys do in Cub Scouting has a purpose. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.

The den, a group of Cub Scouts in your age and grade level, usually meets every other week.

Cub Scout Pack 229 meets usually on Friday nights from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Kapunahala Elementary School.  Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning.

While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You'll work on projects with your parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish.

When you have earned a badge, you and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony. The badge is given to the adult, and he or she then gives it to you in front of the whole pack. This is a way of saying "thank you" to your family for their help in earning your award.

Cub Scouts in Pack 229 have a lot to choose from. Traditional annual events include Family Camping in October, Sports Day in November, Winter Camp, Blue and Gold banquet in February, the Pinewood Derby in March and Arrow of Light Ceremony in May.

We also go camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures all year round, including our Makahiki Celebration at Sand Island, and our summer Day Camp.

We practice citizenship by taking part in community events, marching in parades, volunteering with community projects, and helping out when asked or when a special need arises.

Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, you'll probably have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.

Do you want to join our Pack?

Each year when school starts, we provide information about how to join Pack 229 to all boys entering grades 1 through 5 at various Elementary Schools in Kaneohe.

Boys can join any time during the year, not just in the fall. You can also contact our Cubmaster. In addition, their email addresses are listed on our pack committee page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about our pack. Click here to download a pdf copy of our Parent Guide.

What Does It Cost to Join?
The membership fee for new Cub Scouts is $60 (pack membership), payable to "Pack 229" when you register. Cub Scouts participate in a Makahiki Ticket Sale fund raising event in March. These fees cover:

  • Registration fees and insurance for Scouts and adult leaders

  • Advancement patches, pins and other awards for Scouts

  • Trophies, ribbons, pinewood derby kits and banquet supplies.

  • Copies and general pack supplies

For more information about Pack 229 fundraisers, which help both the boys and pack pay for scouting, please contact the cubmaster.

What are the uniform requirements?
We require our Cub Scouts to wear the official uniform to Pack meetings, when selling popcorn and and when completing non-dirty community services, such as walking in parades, flag raisings, Fundraising, and others. The official uniform is the following:

  • Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, and Bear Cubs must wear the official uniform blue shirt, neckerchief and slide.

  • Webelos may choose the blue or khaki official uniform shirt, Webelos neckerchief and slide.

  • Hats, socks and belts are optional.

  • Navy blue pants, shorts or jeans.

  • Council Shoulder Patch, Pack 229 Numerals, Den Numeral 

Boys also have the option of wearing Pack 229 t-shirts during Den meetings and "dirty" community service, such as painting or planting. Boys and parents can also wear the Pack t-shirts to council and other camping events. Keep in mind, though, that you will need to bring the official uniform for flag raising and lowering ceremonies.

The Pack has t-shirts on sale, or they can be purchased anytime during the scouting year. We also like to have parents wear the Pack t-shirts during council-sponsored camps.

What is a Pack?
A pack is a group of Cub Scouts, adult leaders and parents who belong to the same Cub Scout unit (e.g., Pack 229, Koolau District, Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America). A pack generally draws its membership primarily from an elementary school, church or community that is associated with the pack's Chartered Organization and Community. Each pack is made up of Tiger Cub (grade 1), Wolf (grade 2), Bear (grade 3) and Webelos (grades 4 & 5) dens.

What is a Chartered Organization?
A Chartered Organization is the sponsoring organization for a Cub Scout pack, usually a church, PTA, homeowners' association or other community group. The primary responsibilities of the Chartered Organization are to select the leadership of the pack and provide a meeting place. Each year, the pack must renew its Charter with its local council. The Chartered Organization must approve the rechartering application in order for the Charter to be renewed. Pack 870 is chartered to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post..

What is a Den?
A den is a small group of boys (ideally 6-8) of the same grade level. Each den meets on at least a  bi-weekly basis to work on achievements and other activities. The den is led by adult Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders, who are responsible for planning and conducting each den meeting.

Where are Den Meetings Held?
Den & Pack Meetings are generally held every Friday Night from 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Kapunahala Elementary School - Cafeteria. The Pack Calendar provides exact dates, places and times of all pack meetings.

Who Runs the Pack?
The pack is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We are always looking for people who would like to help out, and have large and small jobs for every family. Ideally, each family would have a job, which is what we are working towards in Pack 229.

  • The Pack Committee, which currently consists of the Committee Chairman, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmasters, Secretary and the Treasurer, develops budgets, approves expenses, arranges for facilities and conducts overall planning.

  • The Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders are most directly involved with the Cub Scouts. Dens generally meet weekly or bi-weekly, a Den Leaders meeting is held monthly (in conjunction with the Committee Meeting) to discuss issues of common concern (third Wednesday of every month).

  • An adult member of each Cub Scout household (not including Tiger Cubs) is expected to participate in a volunteer position or serve on a committee.

In addition to Pack Committee and Den Leader positions, Pack 229 generally tries to fill several volunteer positions (e.g., Membership Chairman, Advancement Chairman, Den Leader Coach, Tiger Cub Organizer) and have several committees (e.g., Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, Popcorn Fund Raiser, Sleepovers and Scouting for Food). Lend your skills and make our Pack more fun for the Scouts!

Where Can I Get More Information?
Contact our Cubmaster for more information. You can also email the cubmaster from our pack committee page by clicking here.