Den Activities and News:
Cub Scout Pack 24 is made up of approximately 45-50 boys from 1st through 5th grades, mostly from The Dorothy Nolan Elementary School.
Our Pack is located in the Saratoga District which is one of the 7 Districts in the Twin Rivers Council.
The boys meet in small groups – called Dens – of 5-10 boys organized by age groups. Each Den is led by a trained Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader. Den meeting times and locations are determined by the Den Leaders. Dens typically meet twice a month, meetings begin at 6:30 pm, locations are determined usually late August – early September. Den meetings are a time for Scouts to meet together and work on achievements for their rank. In Pack 24, both the Scout and an adult partner jointly attend the Den meetings.
Each age group has its own designation, again based on characters in The Jungle Book.
Our youngest Cub Scouts are in the first grade, and are called Tiger Cubs. Throughout the year, Tigers will work to earn the Bobcat Badge and Tiger Badge, and the Tiger Cub Den’s activities will be geared toward those goals.
Second grade boys are part of the Wolf Cub Dens and work toward earning the Wolf Badge.
Third grade boys are part of the Bear Cub Den, and work toward earning the Bear Badge.
Fourth and fifth grade boys advance to the Webelos Dens. “Webelos” stands for “WE’ll BE LOyal Scouts. The Webelos program is a two-year program, and the boys will stay in the same den with others their age for both years. Fourth graders comprise the Webelos I Den and progress toward earning the Webelos Award.
Fifth grade boys form the Webelos II Den and work toward earning the Arrow of Light in anticipation of “crossing over” to Boy Scouts.
Like any effective organization, Cub Scouts has a structure. Understanding that structure and how it functions will increase your son’s enjoyment of the program and leave parents far less confused.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that a children’s organization like Cub Scouts is only as effective as its adult leaders and volunteers. To that end, the Pack 24 Leadership Committee strongly encourages parental involvement at every level. Volunteer opportunities exist at all levels from helping out on outings, organizing events, or becoming a member of the Leadership Committee. We understand that schedules are tight, especially for those families with several busy children. Cub Scouting is a parent/son organization. Your son will greatly benefit from the time you share with him in his Scouting experience.