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CUB SCOUT PACK 3634

Thornapple Elementary & Central Woodlands 5/6

CUB SCOUTING – It’s a Values Thing!

Cub Scouting teaches traditional values such as honesty, trustworthiness, and respect for others and the environment.  Cub Scouts is a safe, structured, nurturing environment that fosters the motivation to learn and discover while instilling strong values and morals.

WHAT DOES CUB SCOUTING COST?

The Scout MUST wear a uniform (shirt, scarf, and hat) to scout meetings, and he must have the handbook – about $55.  Tiger scouts need only a Tee Shirt, cap, and book-about $20.  In addition,  annual dues are $55. This amount is forwarded directly to Gerald R. Ford Council and pays national dues and an annual subscription to Boy's Life Magazine as well as a pack t-shirt. Cub Scouts are expected to sell popcorn each year as participants in our annual fundraiser. A percentage of popcorn sales the pack receives finances the pack's activities.

PARENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Each parent must participate in several Den meetings each year.  Each Den requires three adult leaders (leader plus two assistants) who may serve in rotation. We are always looking for parents to lead activities and assist in pack leadership, and encourage you to contact the Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chairman. Remember, you get out of it far more than you put in.

MEETINGS

All cubscouts meet at least twice a month – once for their Den meeting and once for the Pack meeting.  The Tiger Den may elect to meet more often.

Pack meetings are the third Tuesday of each month.  The Tigers and Wolves meet the first Wednesday of the month for their den meetings.  The Bears and Webelos meet the first Tuesday of the month for their den meetings.

Special activities, about once per month, are scheduled time permitting.  We have a fall and spring camp-out as well as the big summer cub scout camp experience at camp Gerber.

We do a service project in the fall winter and spring either as part of a Pack meeting or scheduled at a different time.

BOYS LIFE MAGAZINE

Each boy will receive this monthly publication.  The world of reading is opened through a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and scouting.

A SHORT HISTORY of PACK 3634

Pack 3364 of Pine Ridge School grew to over 100 Cub Scouts by 1992, so Pack 3634 took those boys who attended Thornapple School.  Thornapple PTO and Forest Hills Presbyterian Church sponsored the new Pack, with Del Flaherty as Cubmaster.  Judge Jeff Hughes served two years. John Twist served six years, Dr. John Fox served six years, John Barfuss served 5 years and Brad Stevenson is the current Cubmaster. The current leaders of the pack are:

 

  • Cubmaster - Brad Stevenson
  • Tiger Den Leader:
  • Assistant Tiger Leader: Jeff Tucker
  • Wolf Den Leader: Brad Stevenson
  • Assistant Wolf Leader: Jonathan Buckley
  • Bear Den Leader: Jim Horman
  • Assistant Bear Leader:
  • Webelos I Den Leader: Ron Boezwinkle
  • Assistant Webelos I Leader: Chris Goebel
  • Pack Treasurer: Jonathan Buckley
  • Advancement Coordinator: Robert Fitzgerald
  • Events Coordinator: Mary Beth Stout
  • Committee Chairman: Chris Goebel
  • Pinewood Derby: Brad Stevenson
  • Scout Camp Coordinator: Chris Goebel

The PTO is now the Pack's sole sponsor.

THE ANNUAL ADVANCEMENTS in SCOUTING

  • Tiger Cubs (First Grade) – One Den meeting per month.  “Search, Discover, & Share” with age appropriate activities.
  • Wolf Scouts (Second Grade) – One Den meetings per month.  Family Based activities and awards.  Arrow points for extra achievements.
  • Bear Scouts (Third Grade)  - One Den meetings per month.  God; Country; Family Self.  Arrow points for extra achievements.
  • Webelos I (Fourth Grade) & Webelos II (Fifth Grade) – Two meetings per month.  Physical skills; Mental Skills; Community; Technology; Outdoor.  Compass points for extra achievements.  Certain compass points are required for the Arrow of Light award.

A TYPICAL DEN MEETING

Twice a month for about and hour or hour and a half -- Scouts gather for the flag ceremony, sing songs, planned activities, outdoor exercise, more planned activities, treats (provided by the parents in rotation), flag ceremony, and dismissal.

A TYPICAL PACK MEETING

Once a month for about a hour and a half – nearly always the THIRD Tuesday of the month.  Scouts gather for the flag ceremony, sing songs, celebrate birthdays, announcements, awards presented, pack activity, treats (provided by a Den), flag ceremony, and dismissal.

THE BUDGET

Operating monies are derived the annual popcorn sale.  Each year Pack 3634 is one of the top selling packs in Kent County, but we need EVERYONE'S participation.


CUB SCOUTING –Character Counts!