SCOUTING - A Great American Tradition
(Scroll down to see some of the great stuff we do all year!)
NEXT PACK EVENT:
Family Orientation

Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Seaside Elementary School
4651 Sharynne Lane
Torrance, CA 90505

Families can attend if they want more information about our Pack, have questions about our Pack or the registration process, or anything at all!

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CONTACT:

Andrew Sokolowski
Cubmaster
Ph: (310) 755-5612

Dan Salazar 
Asst. Cubmaster
Ph: (310) 569-6176
danmaroz28@gmail.com

Tanya Schulze
Membership

NEW SCOUTS CAN JOIN ANYTIME

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN OUR PACK!


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Signing up as a new member?

START HERE
All adults need to complete Youth Protection Training. Simply follow this link & then follow the appropriate directions:
 www.myscouting.org
 
The training should take no longer than about 20-30 minutes. Once you have completed the course, please keep a copy of the certificate for future reference.
 
Health & Medical
We also need everyone to complete the following form:
Health Form

Its a good idea to complete the electronic version & save it as a pdf ... much easier for making any future changes! Please note, we do need a form for each Cub Scout & each adult.

Cub Scout Pack 586, Torrance, CA
Chartered through First Lutheran Church

Parents, you’ll want to be kids again when you see how many exciting activities our Cub Scouts do. Our Scouts learn about camping, hiking, and how to "Leave No Trace" when experiencing nature. Our Pack also learns about using tools to make simple projects, building and racing their "Pinewood Derby" car, visiting a police or fire station, and participating in a scavenger hunt. Scouts also learn how to organize a "Scout Carnival" and how to properly respect the flag -- from learning and participating in the Opening Flag Ceremony at our Pack meetings, to learning how to retire old flags properly and respectfully. There's something for everyone!

MORE ABOUT SCOUTING WITH PACK 586:

Scouting offers many opportunities for extra advancement and recognition:
And, if you already know how to do something, it will be even easier to get the achievement recognition for it! Electives in each rank, Hiking Program, World Conservation Award, Religious Awards, Academic & Sports Awards Program (Check out usscouts.org for complete lists of all advancement)

LION DEN - This is an introduction into Scouting and is designed specifically for Kindergarten families.   

TIGER DEN - Tigers have completed Kindergarten and work on a theme of Search, Discover, and Share.

WOLF DEN – Wolves have completed 1st grade and receive their Wolf badge after completing 12 achievements throughout the year.

BEAR DEN – Bears have completed 2nd grade and receive their Bear badge after completing 12 achievements throughout the year. The highlight for most Bears is learning how to safely use a pocketknife.

WEBELOS-1 –  Webelos have completed 3rd grade and receive their Webelos badge after completing 20 activity pins throughout the year.

WEBELOS-2 – 2nd year Webelos have completed 4th grade and are working toward their Arrow of Light badge as they prepare to transition into a local Boy Scout troop after the Blue and Gold dinner in February.

We also have pack meetings once a month (2018-2019):
September – Welcome Back Pack Meeting & Info meeting for new joiners
October – Campfire & Overnight at El Dorado Park in Long Beach
November – Cub Scout Carnival
December – Christmas Party – Advancement awards and Christmas Carols
January – Pinewood Derby – build wooden cars that race on giant tracks
February – Blue & Gold Awards Banquet – presented by Webelos II den
March – Rocket Camp at Firestone Scout Reservation in Brea – rocket launching, BB gun range, archery range, slingshot range, ultimate frisbee – day camping or overnight
April – Egg Drop/Egg Glide – Younger Scouts build a capsule to save your egg from "scrambling" in a 100-foot drop from a fire truck ladder; older Scouts build and test an Egg Glider to safely transport their egg through the air for about 20-30 feet.
May – Raingutter Regatta – build and race balsa wood boats down a water-filled trench
June – Junk Food Picnic – games for all! Scouts also receive their neckerchief for next year.

And even more activities:
March – Scouting for Food
May – Armed Forces Parade, Memorial Day Flag Ceremony at Green Hills Memorial Park
July & August – day and overnight camping opportunities with Pack, District, and Council; we've also participating in overnight "camping" at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego and the USS Iowa Museum in San Pedro!

All new Cub Scouts work to earn their Bobcat badge during their first month of Cub Scouts (regardless of age), which includes learning the Boy Scout Law and Oath, Cub Scout Sign, Handshake, Motto, Salute, the meaning of Webelos, and completing with your adult parent or guardian the booklet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse."

The registration fee: $130 per year
(except for 5th grade – $75 for part-year, then move to Boy Scouts)

Our Pack's tradition is to limit fundraising to a single, fun mistletoe fundraiser in December. "Operation Mistletoe" helps offset the costs of our Blue and Gold ceremony and other Pack costs such as awards, etc. There is no minimum selling required and it is a fun Den event -- Dens compete for bragging rights! If you’re interested in helping with fundraising, membership, organization, etc., we need you on the Pack Committee!






WHO CAN JOIN?
Any boy currently in grades K-5
The den divisions are:

LION: 
Kindergarten
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TIGER: Grade 1
-----------------------------WOLF: Grade 2
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BEAR: Grade 3
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WEBELOS I: Grade 4
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WEBELOS II: Grade 5
(Webelos II transition to a local Boy Scout Troop)
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Pack 586
Summary Calendar 2018-2019

September
  First Pack Meeting
October
  El Dorado Park Overnight 
November
Veterans Day Scout Sing
Carnival Pack Meeting
December
  Mistletoe Collection    
  Holiday Pack Meeting
January 2015
   Pinewood Derby
February
    Blue and Gold Ceremony 
March
  Scouting for Food   
  Special Event Pack Meeting
  Rocket Camp Session
April
    Egg Drop/Glide Pack Meeting
May
  Raingutter Regatta
  Torrance Armed Forces Parade     Flag Placement @ Green                     Hills Cemetery
June
   Junk Food Picnic




THE SCOUT OATH
On my honor,
I will do my best,
To do my duty,
To God and my country,
And to obey the Scout Law.

To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake,
And morally straight.


THE SCOUT LAW

A Scout is:
TRUSTWORTHY,
LOYAL,
HELPFUL,
FRIENDLY,
COURTEOUS,
KIND,
OBEDIENT,
CHEERFUL,
THRIFTY,
BRAVE,
CLEAN,
and
REVERENT.