WELCOME TO CUB SCOUTS
Welcome to Cub Scouts!
We want to welcome you and your family to Cub Scout Pack 3075. Our Pack is chartered by First Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Ocoee District of Cherokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
What is Cub Scouting?
There is a reason for everything we do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help youth grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. Everything we do has a purpose but is designed to be fun and engaging for our scouts regardless of their ability to perform perfectly. The Cub Scout motto is “Do Your Best” and that’s all anyone will ever ask them to do. We teach the scouts character through....
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
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 all times; To keep myself physical 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
Cub scouts are also asked to listen well to “Akela”, especially when his ears are up. You might ask “who is this ‘Akela’”? Good question! Akela means “good leader.” You, as a parent, are an Akela. In meetings, the adult leaders are Akela. To remind scouts that Akela is always listening, we show the Cub Scout Sign. With the right hand raised high (or with an elbow at a right angle and hand up), put your index and middle fingers spread apart like a V – just like Akela’s wolf ears. When the ears are up, all scouts (and family) should respond by showing the sign, quiet themselves quickly and take a seat if possible.
The founder of all Scouting – Lord Robert Baden-Powell – based Cub Scouting on “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. We use words like Akela, Den, Pack, BALOO, OWL, and of course “Cub” which all come from that book.
Purposes of Cub Scouting
There are ten specific purposes to Cub Scouting, which gives us guidance on all of our activities and programs. Our leaders and Pack family focus on these as we help our young scouts grow into young adults:
• Character Development
• Good Citizenship
• Sportsmanship and Fitness
• Family Understanding
• Respectful Relationships
• Spiritual Growth
• Personal Achievement
• Friendly Service
• Fun and Adventure
• Preparation for Boy Scouts
Pack Rules & Regulations
Common courtesy and respect will be shown to each other at all times and is expected by the Scouts, Leaders, parents and guests. Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children and guests at all Pack functions. Pack disciplinary actions as follows:
- 1st Offense – Time out
- 2nd Offense – Parent will be required to stay with the Scout
- 3rd Offense - Scout is to leave
- Be courteous and use “Akela’s” ears when another is speaking.
- RESPECT others at all times.
- “Be a Buddy, NOT a bully.
- Do not run in the church or parking lot.
- Help others.
- Be respectful to the American flag.
- Participate and HAVE FUN!
- Keep your hands to yourself.
- Tell the truth.
- Leave it better than you found it!
- Scouts MUST have a buddy at all times.
- Scouts are to stay in their designated areas.
- Be prepared. Scouts should wear their designated uniform, and bring necessary materials and handbooks to all meetings.
- NO alcohol, tobacco or drugs are allowed at any Scout event or function. Parents and guests that appear to be “under the influence” will be escorted off the premises and asked not to return.
Pack 3075 is a “safe place” for Scouts and siblings. Physical and/or verbal abuse is NOT tolerated.