What is Cub Scouting?
Ø Scouting is fun with a purpose
Ø Scouting teaches family values and works to strengthen your relationship with your son.
Ø In a society where your son is taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches him to “do his best” and to be helpful to others.
Ø Cub Scouting teaches values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. Boy Scouts of America has been weaving these lifetime values into fun and educational activities for boys since 1910.
How does Cub Scouting Work?
Ø One unique thing about Cub Scouting is that you, as his family, join in on the program with your son, and you will help him along the way. The family is the basis of Cub Scouting.
Ø Boys have a different handbook at each grade level with suggested activities that are age-appropriate for their developmental level.
Ø As your boy advances through these books by working on activities with you, he will earn badges and other recognition that he can wear on his uniform.
Ø Your son will be part of a den, a small group of boys in the same grade level who meet each month.
Ø All dens from grades 1st-5th make up a pack. Once a month all the dens and their families meet together at a pack meeting, where boys show off the new skills they have learned during the month and are recognized for the badges they have earned.
How Much Does Scouting Cost? Prices change periodically.
Registration Fee: Annual fee paid to Boy Scouts of America……………….… $15.00
Cub Scout Handbook; Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelo………………………$5.00-$7.00
Neckerchief; Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelo………………………………..$4.99-$5.99
Pack 69 Hat (purchased directly from Pack)………….…………………………$ 6.00
BSA Cub Scout Shirt (Youth sizes XS-XL)………………………………New:$22.99
Good condition used shirts can often be found at the Mansfield Flea Market….$ 5.00
Council Patches…………………………………………………………………...$ 6.50
These items can be purchased at:
Five Rivers Council Scout Shop
Coopers Sporting Goods
15 W. Wellsboro St.
If you have any questions about Cub Scouting please contact:
Penny Whipple, Pack 69 Committee Chairman
Richard King, Pack 69 Cubmaster
Or you can reach us by using the "Contact our Pack" link above
What will my son do as a member of Pack 69?
Monthly Pack Meetings: We meet the third Sunday of every month at the Kiwanis Building on Island Park in Blossburg. Pack meetings start at 6:00 and are usually centered around a theme. Pack meetings can include: guest speakers, crafts, games and group activities. The boys bring what they have worked on that month and have time to tell the pack about it, we also hand out any awards or advancements they have earned. This is also where parents get information about upcoming pack events and fundraisers. Note: inclimate weather or schedule changes do occur. If you are new and wish to make sure there is a meeting call one of the phone numbers above.
Den Meetings: Den Meetings are scheduled for the first Sunday of each month at the Kiwanis Building at 6 PM. This is where the boys meet with their den (Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelo) and den leader. The leaders will have planned events to do at the meetings that will help the boys work toward earning their rank advancement. Much of the work in their scout handbooks is done at home with their families, the boys should bring their handbook to every den meeting so their leader can track their progress and make sure they get their awards as soon as they have earned them. Note: inclimate weather or schedule changes do occur. If you are new
and wish to make sure there is a meeting call one of the phone numbers
Parades: Our next parade will be homecoming where we carry our 20X40 American flag out onto the football field and join the band as they play the national anthem before the game.
Scouting For Food: Cub Scouts across the nation come together on the first and second Saturday in November to collect food for local food banks. We distribute bags or tags throughout Blossburg on the 1st Saturday and collect the full bags the following Saturday. All food goes to families within the Blossburg School District.
Winteree: In early January we pack our warm boots and mittens and head up to scenic Camp Gorton on Wanita Lake in New York State. The boys camp overnight in lodges and spend the next day participating as teams in fun outdoor games. Pack 69 brought home the Scout Spirit trophy last year!!
Pinewood Derby: Cub Scouts wouldn’t be Cub Scouts without the Pinewood Derby! Each boy builds a car from a block of wood and then enters it in our Pack 69 “Race Day of Fun”. There’s food, sportsmanship, prizes and lots of FUN!!
Blue and Gold Banquet: This is where the Cub Scouts say thank you to their families while celebrating the anniversary of Cub Scouting. We hold a formal banquet where scouts invite their parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles to come see what they have achieved and to thank them for their support. There is entertainment, food and awards presented.
Mall Sleepover: Scouts from all over Five Rivers Council come to the Arnot Mall on Friday night to get “Locked in” overnight. The next morning we take over the mall! Each pack or den sets up an interactive booth that all the scouts can visit. Some favorites that come back year after year include: a climbing wall, bat caves, obstacle courses and fire safety drills.
Annual Pack Trips: Our pack takes small day trips throughout the year and an annual 1-2 night trip in May or June. Last year we took a 2 night trip to visit the Luray Caverns in Virginia. The year before we visited Washington D.C. This year we are working on several day trips to tour caves, museums and parks. Our annual trip is still being decided but promises to be awesome!
Go See Its: are usually local trips that are made as families and not necessarily as official scout functions. They may be trips to visit local fairs, police stations, fire stations, etc.
Tag-A-Longs: are sibling who are not Cubs. They are usually younger family members who tag-a-long. Scouting is a family organization and we love it when all can participate at some level. Some trips and events are limited and options are discussed at meetings all families are invited to attend.
Parent Driven: Our cub scout pack is chartered under the local Kiwanis Club and is officially a part of the 'Five Rivers Council." We have a committee who take on much of the paperwork and day to day logistics that is necessary for such an active group to function. All cub parents do have a voice. Planning a well rounded and robust program takes many active volunteers. We are pro active and work well together.
Details of all our activities are discussed at various meetings including pack meetings and parent meetings.