The Purpose of Scouting

Cub Scouting began in 1930 when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) began a home- and neighborhood-centered program for boys 9 to 11 years of age. Today with the addition of the Lion cub program that age span is now 5 to 10. One of the key elements of the Cub Scout program is to place an emphasis upon caring, nurturing relationships between boys, Girls and their parents, adult leaders, and friends. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)

You can pick up the newspaper and watch television news on any given day and very easily be informed about the bad things that are going on in the world. It requires effort to find information about the good things that are happening in our community today. Cub Scouting is one of them. The Cub Scout program serves boys and girls who are in kinder through fifth grade (ages 5 to 10). Boys, Girls, families, leaders and chartered organizations work together to achieve the following objectives, as defined by the Boys Scouts of America:

Positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth

Help boys and girls develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship

Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body

Improve understanding within the family

Strengthen our kids ability to get along with other kids and respect other people

Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills

Show how to be helpful and do one's best

Provide fun and exciting new things to do

In short to instill the values and qualities that will prepare our sons and daugthers to become the leaders of the future..

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Cub Scouting Ideals
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, a number of ideals are expressed in the day-to-day life of our Kids and their leaders.

Scout Promise
Scout Law



Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.

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The Pack

Pack 1115 is part of the ArrowHead District, which in turn is part of the Sam Houston Area Council. We participate in District and Council sponsored events as much as possible. A Pack is you and your Scout. Members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually group of six to eight. Dens are broken down as follows: Iion cub Scouts: (kindergarten) Tiger Cub Scouts (first graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third graders), and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth graders).

Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee. The committee includes the pack leaders, parents of Kids in the pack, and members of the chartered organization.


The pack is led throughout the year by a group of dedicated VOLUNTEERS. We’ve mentioned briefly the Cubmaster and Den Leaders but there are many others who keep the pack on the go.

Parent Participation

Parent participation within the Pack and Den is very important. The Kids need positive role models both at home and in the pack. The Kids want to share their pride in themselves and their family. We want our kids to have fond memories of their scouting experience. We strongly suggest that you add to your Kids scouting experience by becoming an active member of the pack. Not sure that being active in the leadership of the pack is for you? Most of the adult leaders of Pack 1115 probably shared that same apprehension, but ask anyone of them today and they will share with you the rewards of assuming active roles in the leadership of the pack. Den leaders and active parents have the privilege of seeing first hand, Kids learning skills and values that will make them an asset to our community.

This is a family adventure! It would be impossible to accomplish all of the tasks required to advance within the time allocated for den meetings. It is therefore extremely important that you, the parent, be an active participant. Read the handbook and go over the requirements. You will be surprised at how many of those requirements you can accomplish during the normal course of your day. Advancement should be a fun learning experience for you and your son or daugther . Remember no one’s perfect, but in Cub Scouts we do ask that you “Do your best!”

Numerous opportunities present themselves every month for a person to volunteer to serve within the pack. We can always use help, so if we forget to ask, please ask us! If we appear to have forgotten you asked, please ask again! We are all volunteers; mothers, fathers, and friends just like you, looking to make this a rewarding experience for our boys.

The Pack is always looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

- Registered Adult Leadership (i.e den leaders, assistant den leaders, committee members, etc.)
- Event Chairpersons (i.e. Blue and Gold Banquet, Camping, etc.)

- Christmas Party Activity
- Community Service Coordinator 
- Fund Raising Chair
- Public Relations/Newsletter Publicity Coordinator
- Refreshment coordinator

Not able to commit to that much volunteerism, how about some other areas?

- Clean up crew (after pack meetings, after events, etc)
- Snack provider for a den or pack meeting
- Carpool assistance
- Decorations for an event

Still not up your alley? How bout helping with ideas? We are always looking for ideas to enrich our pack program.

- Activity for den or pack meeting you or someone you know has an interesting experience, hobby, knowledge, or skill that might be of entertainment and learning value to the Scouts
- Creative ideas are always welcome

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Contact Us Today!

For questions or further information, please contact:

Tony Scharp,

Pack Committee Chair

 

email: cubpack1115@gmail.com

phone: 832-459-6073