What is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Pack 8, boys start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Pack 8 in Dracut, Massachusetts is an active, fun Cub Scout Pack. Annually we have over 50 scouts covering the full age range (Lions – AOL).
Cub Scouting is a year-round program. It’s never too late to join or a bad time to join. Come visit us. The fun and adventure await.
Each year among other events, we go on day hikes and overnight camping trips, race Pinewood Derby cars and Raingutter Regatta boats, collect food for the hungry and decorate veterans’ graves, march in parades, and attend Day Camp. Our boys work hard to earn personal recognition and advancements. In fact, nearly every scout earned his rank badge at the annual Blue & Gold banquet. More than anything else, the boys have fun!
Pack 8’s Cub Scouts are active all year!
Among the many activities we participate in each year are:
- Pine Wood Derby- Building and racing wood model cars
- Decorating veterans’ graves with American flags
- Dracut Old Home Day: Recruiting and Public Information Booth
- Memorial Day Parade
- Day hikes
- Overnights on Battleships
- Year-End picnic: Raingutter Regatta- Building wood model sailboats and racing them… in a rain gutter!
- Visits to Police and Fire stations
- College hockey and AAA baseball games
- Scouting for Food: A service project to help feed the hungry
- Model Rocket Launch
- Blue & Gold Banquet to celebrate the 1910 founding of Scouting in America
- Pack 8 camping trips
- Summer Camp: The highlight of the Cub Scouting program
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Boys can become Lion Cubs (entering Kindergarten or age 6) Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second [Wolves] or third grade [Bears], or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 9 to 11).
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation in other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two or three Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc.,can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
What are the responsibilities of a parent?
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Provide help and support for the den and pack.
- Attend pack meetings with your son and celebrate his achievements and advancement awards.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout campouts with your son.
Interested in finding out more or ready to sign up?