Orlando Cub Scouts Pack 114
Den Meeting May 6, 2013 6.30PM
Pack Meeting May 20, 2013 - 2.30 PM
Pack 114 – Orlando Cub Scouts
Orlando Cub Scouts Pack 114 typically serves 1st through 5th grade boys in the SW Orlando area including; Sand Lake, Windermere, Bay Hill and Dr. Phillips. The Cub Scouts are organized into Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade), and Webelos (4th & 5th grade) dens. Pack meetings are generally held at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Older boys (5th & 6th grade and up) can join the Boy Scout Troop 114. Be sure to check our Calendar and Location Guide for more details or contact us directly.
Cub Scout Basics
With Orlando cub scouts if you could give your boy the greatest gift of all, what would it be? It wouldn’t be money or anything money can buy. Whether you are rich or poor, the greatest gift is within your power because that gift is helping a boy become a person with genuine concern for others and good feelings about himself. Cub Scouting can help you provide this gift.
Your Son, Scouting, and You
As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be self-reliant and dependable – a person of worth, a caring individual. Scouting has these same goals in mind.
Since 1910 we’ve been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to help parents teach their sons how to make good decisions throughout their lives and give them confidence as they become the adult leaders of tomorrow.
In a society where your son is often taught that winning is everything, Cub Scouting teaches him to do his best and be helpful to others as expressed in the Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Motto, and Law of the Pack.
A Cub Scout den will involve your boy in a group of boys his own age where he can earn status and recognition. There he will also gain a sense of personal achievement from the new skills he learns.
The Purposes of Cub Scouting
Cub Scouting is the phase of the program offered by the Boy Scouts of America for 1st through 5th grade boys. The purposes of Cub Scouting are to help parents and community organizations help boys by:
- Positively influencing character development and encouraging spiritual growth.
- Helping boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
- Encouraging good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong mind and body.
- Improving understanding within the family.
- Strengthening the ability to get along with other boys and to respect other people.
- Fostering a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills.
- Showing how to be helpful and do one’s best.
- Providing fun and exciting new things to do.
- Preparing boys to become Boy Scouts.
Your Cub Scout is a member of a den. Most dens have 6 to 8 boys in them and meet once a week. Den meetings are a time for learning new things and having fun. Dens are lead by a team a adult volunteers – the den leader and assistant den leader(s). Den leaders are usually parents of boys in that den.
Your Cub Scout is also a member of a pack. Packs consist of several dens. Most packs ( including ours) meet once a month. Pack meetings usually follow a suggested theme and are a time for the boys to be recognized for their accomplishments during the month, to perform skits and songs they’ve learned in den meetings, and to have fun with the entire family.
Packs are led by a Cubmaster and pack committee. Like the den leaders, the Cubmaster and assistants are volunteers and are usually parents of boys in the pack.
[The above paragraphs are from the "Parent Guide" of the Cub Scout Book]