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About Cub Scouting
Cub Scouting is a program for Boys and Girls in Kindergarten (or age 5) through 5th Grade (or age 11).
All Cub Scouts earn the Bobcat badge first (except Lions) and then complete the requirements to earn the appropriate rank badge for their age (Lion- Kindergarten, Tiger- 1st grade, Wolf- 2nd grade, Bear- 3rd grade, Webelos- 4th grade, The Arrow of Light- 5th grade). Lions will earn their Lion badge before working on the Bobcat badge.
Den Meetings. During the school year, Scouts meet twice per month in den meetings to work on awards known as adventures. These meetings are led by the Den Leader, and each meeting or adventure is hosted by a different den member’s family.
Adventures. A Scout, with their adult partner (whether parent, guardian or other adult), works to complete seven adventures to earn the badge for their age rank. These adventures include fun activities, games, crafts, outdoor time and field trips.
Pack meetings. Once per month, all the dens gather together at a pack meeting. At these gatherings, Scouts participate in games, skits, songs, crafts, learn about what the other dens are doing, and most importantly, receive recognition for their achievements. Pack meetings are held during the schools year, typically on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in Sander’s Hall at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1700 North Meridian Road (near Lake Ella).
Camping. A Central part of the Scouting experience is camping. Pack 115 camps 3 or more times a year near Tallahassee, including council events with other packs.
Annual Trip. Each year, the pack travels farther from Tallahassee for its annual overnight “big trip.” Trips have included the Kennedy Space Center, the USS Alabama in Mobile, the Central Florida Zoo in Sandford (with zip-lining), the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, and Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain.
Uniform. Lions wear the official Lion t-shirt as their Class “A” Cub Scout Uniform (belt, cap, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, shorts, pants, or skorts). Tiger, Wolf, and Bear scouts wear the Class “A” blue Cub Scout uniform (shirt, belt, shorts, pants, or skorts), along with a neckerchief and slide per rank. Webelos wear the Class “A” Boy Scout uniform (tan shirt, green shorts or pants or skorts, green belt), along with the Webelos neckerchief and slide. Scout hats and socks are optional for Pack 115. The Class “B” uniform is a Pack 115 t-shirt. The uniform and other scout supplies are available at the Council’s Scout Shop on Thomasville Rd.
Summer. When school’s out, the pack offers a series of summertime activities. Each Scout who participates in any three activities earns the National Summertime Award pin for their rank.
Dues. Pack 115 collects an annual registration fee of $50, which covers the BSA national dues, pack and den dues, insurance costs, a subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, a Pinewood Derby Kit, and all the awards (badges, adventure loops & pins) that the boys can earn! Although expenses for camping and the annual trip are not included, the pack offers fundraising opportunities for the boys to defray these costs.