We call ourselves, "The action pack" for good reason - we do a lot of stuff! We love to camp and go hiking with our families and spend a lot of time learning about conservation, ecology, safety and more. Citizenship is also very important to us and we work on a variety of community service projects throughout the year as well as participate in parades, flag ceremonies, and other local events.
We always encourage our Scouts to do their best, and they earn a lot of awards and advancement recognition as a result. Parents are a huge part of our Pack's success. If you're looking for a place to drop your kids off so you can have an hour of "me" time, then Pack 53 may not be right for you. But if you are willing to be an active part of the program we'll use your talents in a way that benefits us all and makes Pack 53 a fun place to be.
WHAT IS CUB SCOUTING?
Plain and simple, Scouting is “Fun with a Purpose”. Cub Scouting is a program for Boys ages 6-11 years old (1st – 5th grade) built on the following purposes: Character Development, Spiritual Growth, Good Citizenship, Sportsmanship and Fitness, Family Understanding, Respectful Relationships, Personal Achievement, Friendly Service, Fun and Adventure, and Preparation for Boy Scouts
WHY PACK 53?
Pack 53 is an outdoor-oriented group – we go camping, hiking, and fishing and teach a respect for our outdoor world and our natural resources. We also believe in community service and will participate in a wide variety of projects to help others and to give our boys a foundation in citizenship and service. As a Cub Scout in Pack 53 your son will be part of a program based on character, family, and fun!
WHEN & WHERE WE MEET
We meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM during the school year and offer group activities like hikes, swim parties and movie nights during the summer months. Our meetings are held at the Waxhaw United Methodist Church, 200 McDonald Street, Waxhaw, NC.
Cub Scouts are broken into groups generally based on their age and grade in school. These groups are called dens and are sorted as follows: Tigers (1st grade), Wolves (2nd grade), Bears (3rd grade), Webelos 1 (4th grade) and Webelos 2 (5th grade). Every den is led by at least 2 fully trained leaders.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
There are two sets of fees. The first is the initial registration fee paid to Boy Scouts of America. ($1 for transferring scouts, $20 for new scouts). The other costs are dues paid directly to Pack 53, which are $20 for the 1st month and $8/month thereafter. Every new scout is also given a T-shirt when he joins Pack 53. Additional shirts are available for purchase for $8.00 each.
WHAT ARE THE UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS?
Just like your baseball or soccer team, there is a uniform required as part of Pack 53. We require the official BSA Cub Scout shirt, belt, hat, and neckerchief/slide. Blue pants are also required (jeans are fine, as long as they are clean and not torn). The approximate cost of the uniform and patches is $80 if purchased new. The pack also maintains a "uniform closet" of donated uniforms to help pack families with the uniform requirements.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
• For general scouting information or to purchase uniforms or other scout supplies, please see www.Scouting.org and www.ScoutStuff.org