Boys in first through fifth grade can join Cub Scouts. Boys join a Pack and are then assigned to a den. A den is a group of 8-10 boys. Tiger Cub Scouts are those in first grade, Wolf Cub Scouts are boys in second grade, Bear Cub Scouts are in third grade and Webelos Scouts are in fourth and fifth grades.
Our scouts have monthly den meetings (2-3 a month) where leaders cover rank achievements, belt loops, activity pins, skills, fun and more.
Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for Pack Night. Pack Night is held at the end of the month and allows us to recognize the accomplishments of our scouts. Monthly awards, special earned awards, announcements are all covered during this gathering. Our Pack typically has a theme for each Pack Night which includes activities and entertainment for our scouts and their families.
The Purposes of Cub Scouting
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age).
The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth*
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging. *Pack 408 is a traditional Pack that is affiliated with the NorthWest Christian Church. We encourage our scouts to practice the faith of their choosing (more information regarding Religious Emblems is available under our 'website links' page).
Cub Scout Promise
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.
Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
Akela means "good leader." To a Cub Scout, Akela may be a parent, a teacher, a religious leader, a Cub Scout leader, or another guide.