2000-2001 Program Year
Welcome to Cub Scouts and Pack 3030!
Our pack is made up of 38 scouts and their families. In
Pack 3030, we believe that Cub Scouting is fun with a
purpose. We follow the rules and policies set by the
We have tried to include some
information below that is specific to our pack.
We maintain a current Pack calendar and lots of useful
information on this web site. Please review the Pack's Policies and Guidelines for
detailed information reguarding you and your Cubs
responsibilities in the Pack.
Pack 3030 Organization
Each Cub Scout pack is sponsored by
an organization. Our charter organization is the
Harrington School PTO. In the second half of the
fifth grade school year, the scouts move up to a Boy
Cub Scout Pack 3030 is made up of
first through fifth grade boys. Boys meet in small groups
(dens) of 6 to 8 boys from the same grade. Each den
has an adult leader. First graders are Tiger Cubs, second
graders are Wolf Cubs, third graders are Bear Cubs, and
fourth and fifth graders are Webelos. The Pack is a
member of the Lighthouse District of the Gerald R. Ford
The Pack is a group made up of
several dens. The Pack includes not only the boys in
those dens, but also their families and their leaders.
The Pack meets the last Mondayof each month with Cub
Scouts, leaders, parents and other family members
attending. The Pack meeting is the climax of the months
den meetings and activities. It gives the dens something
to look forward to and work toward. This is a chance to
recognize the scouts, their parents, and their leaders
for achievements. In addition to its regular
meetings, the Pack sponsors certain special projects.
These include community projects, outdoor activities (e.g.,
field trips, family campouts, etc.), and fun competitions
(e.g., Pinewood Car Derby).
A Cub Scout Pack is divided into small groups called
dens, which meet under the direction of adult den leaders.
The den allows scouts to get to know each other better
and engage in activities that would be difficult in pack
meetings. Den meeting activities are planned around
monthly themes and include games, handicrafts, outdoor
fun, and taking part in simple ceremonies and songs. Work
on advancement requirements is included, but parents are
vital helpers in completing requirements for advancement.
The den leaders will ask for special assistance from
parents (helping with a meeting, sharing a special skill,
or providing a snack for the scouts).
Dens are organized by rank. Ranks are organized by
grade and age. Keep in mind that grade is the primary
determination for ranking and age is the backup.
CUBSIn the first grade, (or 7 years old)
SCOUTS -- In the second grade, (or 8 years old)
SCOUTS -- In the third grade, ( or 9 years old)
SCOUTSIn the fourth and fifth grade, (or 10 years
old) Boys can earn the Arrow of Light 6 months
after completing the fourth grade, or 6 months after
SCOUTSCompleted the fifth grade, or age 11, or have
earned the Arrow of Light.
The pack leadership consists of the Charted Organization
Representative, the Pack Committee, the Pack Committee
Chairman, Cubmaster, Den Leaders, and Den Leader Coaches.
A leader must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age,
appointed by the chartered organization and registered as
an adult leader of the BSA. All adult leaders must attend
Youth Protection and Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, a
one-day training course organized by the council.
The pack is run by the Pack Committee, which is headed by
the Committee Chairman. In Pack 3030, all adult leaders
are committee members. The Committee meets once each
month to plan pack meetings and other pack activities. A
description of each leadership element follows.
What are all those Knots
the Leaders are wearing?
The chartered organization representative is the direct
contact between the pack and the chartered organization.
This individual is also the organizations contact
with the district committee and the local council. The
chartered organization representative may become a member
of the district committee and is a voting member of the
council. The chartered organization representatives
responsibilities are to:
recruit the right leadership for the unit.
as a liaison between the units and the organization.
that scouts graduate from unit to unit.
and promote the use of district personnel and materials.
recognition of leaders.
resources to support the organization.
the organization at the council level.
the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Pack Committee takes care of the administrative needs
of the pack and is similar to a government cabinet. It is
organized and chaired by the Pack Committee Chairperson.
There are positions in the committee for treasurer,
secretary, advancement chairman, and special activity
committee chairs. The Committee doesnt own
the pack; it is simply an administrative arm of the
The committee is responsible for:
a meeting place and setting meeting times
the Pack policies in accordance with Boy Scouting and the
the finances and fundraising coordination for the Pack.
for Pack property.
quality adult leadership and seeing that the leadership
is recruited and properly trained.
the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
Pack Committee Chairperson
The Pack Committee Chairperson organizes and facilitates
the running of the Pack Committee. This person
works with the Cubmaster to make sure that the
responsibilities of the Pack Committee are being met and
represents the Pack to the local council. The Pack
Committee Chairperson is responsible for:
the recruiting of new scouts.
finances, maintaining adequate pack records, and caring
for pack property.
a close relationship with the chartered organization
and maintaining strong pack-troop relationships.
recruit den leaders and coaches.
ready to fill in for the Cubmaster in case of emergency.
the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Cubmaster is actively involved with the scouts and
leaders on a weekly basis. The Cubmaster is responsible
the monthly Pack meeting, with the help of the other
supporting, and motivating the other adult leaders.
the den and pack programs with the help of the other
the total program for the pack and making sure the dens
are functioning well.
recruit den leaders and coaches and making sure they
the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
Den Leader Coach/Tiger Cub Coach
The Den Leader Coach is an experienced leader who helps
other leaders who are taking over a new Den. The den
leader coach is responsible for:
ensure stable, active, enthusiastic den leaders for all
Cub Scout or Webelos dens. .Aiding new den leaders by helping
them plan and conduct their first several meetings.
den meetings as needed.
in for a den leader in case of emergency.
den leaders the importance of maintaining den records.
the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
Den Leaders/Tiger Cub Den
Den Leaders plan and organize den meetings and keep track
of the scouts advancements. Den Leaders should try
to engage the parents in the den meetings, both to make
the Den Leaders job easier and to increase the
scouts enjoyment. The Cub Scout Den Leader is
a friendly relationship with scouts and encouraging them
accurate records and seeing that scouts receive
recognition for their achievements.
the talents of den families to help enrich the den
set a good example for the scouts by behavior, attitude,
and proper uniform.
the den in its participation at pack meetings.
weekly den dues and turning them in to the pack treasurer.
accurate den records.
the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
Must be an older Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Explorer
who has been a Boy Scout. Preferably a former Cub Scout,
ideally at least First Class rank. Selected by the senior
patrol leader and Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach or
Explorer Advisor upon request by the Cubmaster. Approved
by the Cubmaster and Pack Committee for recommendation to
the den leader. Registered as a youth member of a troop,
team, or post. The Cub Scout den chief's responsibilities
the purposes of Cub Scouting.
as the activities assistant at den meetings.
good example by attitude and correct uniform.
friend to the boys in the den.
part in weekly den meetings.
the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting
regularly with the den leader to review den and pack
meeting plans..................... Meet as
needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are
Parents play an important role in Pack 3030. The leaders
will do their best to provide a quality program, but all
the leaders are volunteers and have other obligations. We
depend on parents to help maintain the excellent program
we have established.
We expect every parent to help the pack in some capacity.
You should do your share in the den meetings and working
with the den leader of your sons den. In addition,
you should help with at least one pack activity a year (e.g.
Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Dinner, or an outing). A
parent mustattend the pack meetings together with the Cub
Dens meet weekly, on each Monday(see
leaders for exact time period) At least two
registered adults are required to be present at all times.
In Pack 3030, each den has a designated den leader and an
assistant leader. Den activities are for the scouts
present. Parents are asked to understand that the scouts
siblings should not attend and can detract from the
experience for the scout and take the leaders time away
from their job. In addition, many activities are not age-appropriate
for younger children. Parents also will be involved at
the den level.
You should contact the Den Leader for your sons
grade level for the latest information on meeting times.
The Pack meetings are on the last Monday of the month.
Pack meetings are for all the scouts of Pack 3030. We
expect a parent/guardian, an adult or the whole family to
attend each pack meeting with their Cub.. When not
announced differently, pack meetings are at the
Harrington School Gym at 7:00 PM. Please arrive
early so the meeting can start on time.
Pack meetings generally consist of awards ceremonies,
group projects, and announcements about Pack activities.
There are many special events: family campouts, field
trips, etc. We usually have three major events over the
Leaders of Pack 3030 discuss
organizational matters, future events and exchange ideas.
These meetings are held the Monday after Roundtable. The
second Thursday of the month is Roundtable.
Roundtable is for the exchange of information and
announcements for leaders of the whole district. Leaders
are encouraged to attend roundtable. Parents are welcome.
These are held the first Thursday evening of each month
at 7:00 PM.
Ranks and Advancement
Boys work their way through Cub Scouts doing activities
that are fun and challenging. The activities are
carefully chosen to be age-appropriate and emphasize
learning by doing. They are designed to:
Influence a boys character
development and spiritual growth.
good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind
understanding within the family.
a boys ability to get along with others.
boy how to be helpful and do his best.....Provide fun
and exciting new things to do.
As in all activities in Cub Scouting, this is not meant
to be a highly competitive program, instead the scouts
are encouraged to do their best. Parents will
be questioned about Cub's lack of Advancement.
Pack 3030 also encourages every scout to earn the Cub
Scout religious awards for their faith.
Cub Scouts joining as first graders
enter the Tiger Cubs. Tiger Cubs have no formal
advancement. Tiger Cub dens meet twice a month in
addition to being welcome at all pack activities. Tiger
Cubs introduces boys and their adult partners to the
excitement of Cub Scouting as they Search,
Discover, and Sharetogether.
Cub Scouts in the second grade or
above begin advancement by earning the Bobcat Badge. As
part of the Bobcat Badge requirements, they must learn
the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub
In the second grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf
Badge, then toward a Gold Arrow Point and one or more
Silver Arrow Points. To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must
pass twelve achievements involving simple physical and
mental skills. The requirements for these badges are
found in the Wolf Cub Scout Book. Boys working towards
their Wolf Badge are called Wolf Cubs.
In the third grade, Cub Scouts are called Bear Cubs and
work toward the Bear Badge, after which they work toward
earning a Gold Arrow Point and one or more Silver Arrow
Points. There are 24 Bear achievements in 4 different
categories. The Cub Scout must complete 12 of these to
earn the Bear badge. The requirements for these badges
are found in the Bear Cub Scout Book. Boys joining in the
third grade must earn their Bobcat Badge before working
towards the Bear Badge.
Fourth and Fifth Graders
The Webelos Program is a 2-year
program for fourth and fifth graders. First, they earn
their Bobcat if they have not done so in a previous year.
Then in both years, they work toward earning Webelos
Activity Pins in 20 different areas, arranged in 5
groups, and toward one of two different cloth Badges.
Fourth grade boys work toward the Webelos Badge. After
earning the Webelos Badge, boys work toward Compass Point
emblem and compass points by earning additional Activity
Fifth graders, after earning the Webelos Badge, earn the
Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light is the highest rank in
Cub Scouts. The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout
Badge that may be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. The
requirements for these badges are found in the Webelos
Cub Scout Book.
The scouts and leaders should wear
their uniforms to all Pack meetings, den meetings,
Roundtable, and outings. For activities like the
cleanups, or camping activities that may cause damage to
the uniform, we would like the boys to wear their
official scout caps to identify them as scouts. Scout T-shirts
are available for sale where uniforms are sold.
Scouts in Pack 3030 buy their own uniform, including
general patches. The pack provides advancement badges.
Tiger cubs have an orange Tiger T-shirt. Wolf and Bear
cubs use the blue Cub Scout uniform, while 1st year
Webelos wear a blue Cub Scout uniform and 2nd year
Webelos wear a tan Boy Scout uniform shirt. Pack 3030
accepts any dark blue pants or shorts worn with the blue
Cub Scout shirt.
Consider giving outgrown (experienced) uniforms to new
scouts after removing your scouts advancement badges.
Cub Scout Uniform
Official Cub Scout dark blue shirt. The council patch,
pack number, den number, and world scouting emblems need
to be sewn on.
Official Wolf Neckerchief is worn by second-graders.
Official Bear Neckerchief is worn by third-graders. T
Official gold metal slide with Cub Scout emblem or
handmade neckerchief slides may be worn.
Official navy blue web belt with metal buckle and Cub
Official Cub Scout baseball-style cap-navy with gold
front panel and Cub Scout emblem. Is the only hat that
may be worn with the uniform.
Official navy blue Cub Scout socks with gold tops.
Webelos Scout Uniform
The Webelos Scout may choose either the blue Cub Scout
uniform, or the tan/olive uniform similar to the one worn
by Boy Scouts. The location of badges and insignia is the
same for both uniforms. Boys who are growing out of their
uniforms after the completion of third grade should
replace their blue Cub Scout uniform with a tan/olive
uniform: The trousers, shorts, socks, and shirt are the
same as those described for the Cub Scout uniform.
uniform: When the tan/olive uniform is chosen, official
Boy Scout olive trousers or shorts, olive socks and
official Boy Scout tan shirt with blue shoulder patches
following parts are worn with both uniforms:
Official Webelos plaid neckerchief. The neckerchief is
rolled and placed under the shirt collar.
Official gold metal slide with Webelos emblem or handmade
slides may be worn.
Official Scout navy blue or olive web belt with metal
Webelos belt buckle. Belt loops fit on the official Scout
blue belt, so you may want to postpone using the olive
belt until Boy Scouts.
Official Webelos baseball-style cap-navy blue with light
blue front panel and Webelos emblem. The hat is optional,
but is the only hat that may be worn with the uniform.
Optional Uniform pieces
The patch vest is not part of the official uniform. It
can be worn by Cub and Webelos Scouts for the display of
temporary and other patches that have been earned by the
boy as a part of the Scouting experience. The patch vest
should not be worn with the uniform for formal ceremonies
All Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders wear the same uniform
with colored shoulder loops. Blue loops indicate
affiliation with a Cub Scout pack and red loops indicate
affiliation with a Boy Scout troop.
Official tan with blue shoulder epaulets. The council
patch, pack number, den number, and world scouting
emblems need to be sewn on.
Wear: The adult uniform shirt may be worn with Cub Scout
bolo tie or neckerchief of choice. The neckerchief is
rolled and placed under the shirt collar with the top
Tiger Cub coaches may wear an official orange leader
neckerchief with the Tiger Cub logo.
All Den Leaders may wear an official navy blue Cub Scout
Webelos leaders may wear a plaid neckerchief similar to
Official olive web belt or official leather belt.
(optional) Official Boy Scout socks worn with shorts or
pants. Olive with red top.
Blue and gold cap with the Cub Scout emblem
embroidered in gold. Blue Webelos cap for Webelos leaders.
Parents purchase the Wolf, Bear, and
Webelos books as needed. Handbooks can be bought at the
Scout Shop. The parents and the leaders track the scouts
progress by writing in the books. We recommend that
parents read the books for their childs age group
cover-to-cover and follow the boys progress
carefully. Every handbook includes a parent guide.
The 2000-2001 registration fee is
charged for each boy signing up or returning.(See
Policies & Guidelines) This includes a subscription
to Boys Life for each family. The adult registration of
includes a subscription to Scouter.
Dues for the Den meeting are
collected to defer expenses. The pack collects the
dues at registration time and can be split into two
payments. This is the only support to the dens for the
program year. (See Policies & Guidelines)
The Pack participates in the Popcorn
sale every year and this is what finances the pack. 100%
Participation is important to avoid the pack needing
other fund raisers throughout the year. Top seller goes
to Day Camp free and a percentage of sale goes into an
individual "Scout Account" for use on scouting
related camps, and equipment.
Pack 3030 Scouting Practices
Use of Knives by Cub Scouts
To earn the right to carry a pocketknife at Cub Scout
functions, the scouts must be in third grade and have
earned the Whittling Chip by completing the Shavings and
Chips Achievement 19 in the Bear Cub Scout Book. Please
dont give the boys knives until they meet these
In return for the privilege of carrying a pocketknife at
Cub Scout functions, the Cub must understand the rules
for safe use of a pocketknife and handle his pocketknife
with care. Failure to follow the guidelines will result
in suspension of the carrying privilege.
BSA guidelines provide that the knife must be a folding
knife with a blade shorter than the palm of the boys
The goal of the adult leaders is to have a safe, fun Pack
program for the Scouts. The adult leaders have the right
to intervene in any situation that they deem unsafe. If a
Scout is unwilling to abide by the requirements of the
adult leaders in charge, the leaders may require a parent
to come get the Scout.
Pack 3030 does not allow the use of entertainment
electronics (Walkman, TVs, tape players, CDs,
electronic games, headphones, etc.) at scout meetings,
scout sponsored functions, or scout outings, including
camping trips. This goes for the leaders and families as
Electronic devices such as two-way radios, cellular
phones, radios used to check weather reports or other
devices that are used to insure the safety of the scouts,
parents, or leaders are allowed.
The scout and his entire family are
encouraged to attend. The Boy Scouts of America has
established the guidelines for its member's participation
in camping activities.
A Cub Scout may participate in overnight camping when
supervised by his mother or father. If a parent cannot
attend, the boy's family must make arrangements for
another adult relative to be a substitute for a parent at
the campout. It is essential that each Scout be under the
supervision of an adult. Cub Scouts are limited to boy-parent
excursions or program-managed family camping designed for
the entire family.
When staying in tents, no youth will stay in the tent of
an adult other than his or her parent or guardian.
There are exceptions for Webelos Scouts at approved
We maintain a current Pack calendar
and lots of useful information on our web site at http://members.tripod.com/`pack3030/
We follow the Internet guidelines of the BSA and the
local council. Our web site is rated and registered with
several Internet rating agencies to be Kid-Safe.
In addition all other web sites linked to in our site are
The basic guidelines are as follows:
names for the boys or adults are used on the site.
are identified by the event only and no names (first or
last) are associated with photos.
pack has an e-mail account for all mail sent and received.
This account is only used by the adults.
guest book entries are reviewed by adults before they are
added to the guest book to be viewed.
site is administered and managed by a registered leader
of Pack 3030.
Send an e-mail to the webmaster
from the home page if you need additional information.
The pack e-mail account is: email@example.com
Boy Scouts of American Safe
The following key items, marked with
are extracted from A Unit Leaders Guide for Current
Policies and Procedures to Safe Activities (ISBN 0-8395-4416-2,
© 1998 Boy Scouts of America Revised 1999). Leaders
should have access to a copy of this document for
additional safety topics (swimming, boating, climbing,
These are national policies enforced
by the adult leaders of Pack 3030 and violation of these
policies by the boy or his parent will result in the
removal of the scout from the pack. Repeated violation by
members of a Pack can cause the revocation of the Pack
charter by the Boy Scouts of America.
Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use and Abuse
The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the use of alcoholic
beverages and controlled substances at encampments or
activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy
Scouts of America, or at any activity involving
participation of youth members.
Adult leaders should support the attitude that young
adults are better off without tobacco and may not allow
the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving
youth participants. All Scouting functions,
meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free
basis, with smoking areas located away from all youth
Guidelines for Safely Using Chemical Stoves
Use compressed or liquid-gas stoves or lanterns with
knowledgeable adult supervision only and in Scout
facilities only where and when permitted.
Never fuel a stove, heater, or lantern inside; always do
this outdoors. Never fuel, ignite, or operate a stove,
heater, or lantern in a tent. Do not leave a lighted
stove or lantern unattended.
No tent material is completely fireproof. The most
important safeguard is to keep flames away from tent
materials. For this reason, the following safety
precautions are emphasized:
flashlights and electric lanterns are permitted in tents.
No flames in tents.
use liquid-fuel stoves, heaters, lanterns, and other
flame sources in or near tents.
pitch tents near an open fire.
use battery operated devices in tents.
The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the securing, use,
and display of fireworks in conjunction with programs and
activities except where the fireworks display is
conducted under the auspices of a certified or licensed
fireworks control expert.
Guns and Firearms
The Boy Scouts of America adheres to
its long-standing policy of teaching its youth and adult
members the safe, responsible, intelligent handling,
care, and use of firearms, air-guns, and BB guns in
planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs.
sports are not an approved part of the Cub Scout program
except at council-approved Cub Scout camps. At
camp, Cub Scouts may have an opportunity to take part in
a BB gun (rifle) safety and marksmanship program under
the direction of a trained and certified BB-gun range
Scouts are not permitted to use any other type of handgun
Except for law enforcement officers required to carry
firearms within their jurisdiction, firearms shall not be
brought on camping, hiking, backpacking, or other
Seat belts are required for all
occupants. All drivers must have a valid drivers
license that has not been suspended or revoked for any
reason. Passenger cars or station wagons may be used for
transporting passengers, but passengers should not ride
on the rear deck of station wagons. Trucks may not be
used for transporting passengers except in the cab. All
vehicles must be covered by automobile liability
insurance with limits that meet or exceed requirements of
the state in which the vehicle is licensed. Do not exceed
the speed limit.
If the vehicle to be used is designed to carry more than
15 persons, including the driver, the driver must have a
commercial drivers license (CDL). An adult leader
must be in charge and accompany the group. The driver
must be currently licensed and at least 18 years of age.