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Welcome To C ub Scouting

A Parent's Guide

Pack 465, Hickory Flat ­ Canton, GA (http://www.cubscoutpack465.com)

General Pack Email Address: [email protected]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to Cub Scouting! ................................................................................................ 4 About Pack 465 ................................................................................................................. 4 Pack and Den Communication .............................................................................................6 Suggested Useful Scouting Web Sites...................................................................................6 Your Role as a Parent........................................................................................................ 7 Work with your son on projects ...........................................................................................7 Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail .................................................................7 Participate in monthly pack meetings ...................................................................................7 Be an active participant in the pack committee .....................................................................8 Tiger Cub Program (1st Grade).......................................................................................... 8 Cub Scout Program (2nd and 3rd Grade) ........................................................................... 9 Webelos Program (2nd and 3rd Grade) ............................................................................. 9 Camping ............................................................................................................................ 9 Cub Scout Day Camp ........................................................................................................10 Overnight Camping for Cub Scouts.....................................................................................10 Overnight Experience for Webelos Scouts...........................................................................10 Family Camping ................................................................................................................10 Special Pack Events......................................................................................................... 11 Pinewood Derby................................................................................................................11 Raingutter Regatta............................................................................................................11 Rocket/Space Derby..........................................................................................................11 Blue and Gold Banquet......................................................................................................11 Crossover to Boy Scouts ....................................................................................................11 Where Can I Buy Scouting Materials? (Scout Shops)..................................................... 12 What to Buy (Also Available is Second Hand Stores) ...........................................................12 Provided by the Pack.........................................................................................................12 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CUB SCOUT ......................................................... 13 MISSION OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.................................................................. 14 BOY SCOUT OATH............................................................................................................ 14 BOY SCOUT LAW (12 Points) .......................................................................................... 14 DEFINITIONS .................................................................................................................. 15 BADGES OF RANK AND ADVANCEMENT.......................................................................... 16 BOBCAT RANK ................................................................................................................. 17 Cub Scout Promise............................................................................................................17 Law of the Pack ................................................................................................................17 Cub Scout Motto ...............................................................................................................17 Meaning of WEBELOS .......................................................................................................17 Cub Scout Sign .................................................................................................................17 Cub Scout Handshake .......................................................................................................17 Cub Scout Salute ..............................................................................................................17 IMMEDIATE RECOGNITION EMBLEMS............................................................................ 18 TIGER RANK .................................................................................................................... 19 Tiger Totem Beads............................................................................................................19 Tiger Track Beads .............................................................................................................19 Shared Responsibility ........................................................................................................19 WOLF RANK..................................................................................................................... 20 Arrow Points .....................................................................................................................20 Wolf Achievements: Who Does What .................................................................................21 2

BEAR RANK...................................................................................................................... 22 Arrow Points .....................................................................................................................22 Bear Achievements: Who Does What .................................................................................23 WEBELOS RANK .............................................................................................................. 24 Webelos Colors .................................................................................................................24 Webelos Activity Pins ........................................................................................................24 Community Group.............................................................................................................25 Mental Skills Group ...........................................................................................................25 Outdoor Group .................................................................................................................26 Physical Skills Group .........................................................................................................27 Technology Group.............................................................................................................27 Achievements Usually Done With Family.............................................................................28 Compass Emblem and Compass Points...............................................................................29 Super Achiever Patch ........................................................................................................29 ARROW OF LIGHT ........................................................................................................... 30 OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS ............................................................................................... 31 Religious Emblems and Awards..........................................................................................31 World Conservation Award ................................................................................................32 Recruiter Patch .................................................................................................................32 Whitlin' Chip .....................................................................................................................33 Leave No Trace Award ......................................................................................................33 Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award .....................................................................................34 ACADEMIC AND SPORTS BELTLOOPS AND PINS ............................................................ 35 Academic Beltloops ...........................................................................................................35 Sports Beltloops................................................................................................................38 Academic and Sports Pins..................................................................................................41 UNIFORMING AND PATCH PLACEMENT.......................................................................... 42 Cub Scout Uniform Patch Placement ..................................................................................42 Adult Leader Uniform Patch Placement...............................................................................43 PARENT NOTES................................................................................................................ 44 Pack 465 - PARENT AND FAMILY TALENT SURVEY ........................................................ 45

Credits

This document was originally authored by Phillip Bump, Cubmaster of Pack 3942 (http://www.cubpack3942.org), NorthStar District, Greater St. Louis Area Council; and was revised by Jim Rooney and the Pack Committee of Pack 841, Pioneer Trails District of the Denver Area Council. It has been edited and adapted for Pack 465 by Kevin Hathcock. Please send any corrections or edits to [email protected]

Rev 1 (01/08)

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Welcome to Cub Scouting!

Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grade (or are between 7 and 10 years of age). Parents, Adult Leaders, and Chartering Organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting: · · · · · Character Development Spiritual Growth Good Citizenship Sportsmanship and Fitness Family Understanding · · · · · Respectful Relationships Personal Achievement Friendly Service Fun and Adventure Preparation for Boy Scouts

About Pack 465

Cub Scout Pack 465 is made up of first grade through fifth grade boys, mostly from Hickory Flat Elementary School. The organization of the pack is standard. Boys meet in small groups (dens) of 5 to 10 boys. Each den has an adult leader (called a Den Leader), and consists of boys in the same grade. First graders are Tiger Cubs, second graders are Wolf Cubs, third graders are Bear Cubs, and fourth and fifth graders are Webelos. See Badges of Rank and Advancement for more information about these. Pack 465, together with other Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops make up the Cherokee Pickens District (http://www.cpds.org). The Cherokee Pickens District is part of the Atlanta Area Council (http://www.atlantabsa.org). There are over 300 councils in the United States.

Each Cub Scout pack is sponsored by a chartering organization. Ours is Hickory Flat United Methodist Church (http://www.hickoryflatumc.org) and we very much appreciate their support. 4

Chartering organizations sponsor the pack to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and in return receive a "charter" from the BSA to operate the pack. They also appoint a Chartered Organization Representative to the Pack Committee and assist in the selection of pack leaders. The pack is run by the Pack Committee, which is headed by the Committee Chairman. In Pack 465, all adult leaders are Committee members. The Committee and Pack leaders meet once each month to plan pack meetings and other pack activities. Parents are always welcome at these meetings. The Cubmaster is in charge of the pack meetings and reports to the Committee. In some packs the Cubmaster is only the MC for the meetings, in others the Cubmaster plays a major organizational role. In either case, the boys see the Cubmaster as the authority figure. The Assistant Cubmaster(s) assist the Cubmaster and work to facilitate leader and volunteer training, coordinate activities with other Packs and Troops, and help plan pack activities like dinners, derbies, service projects, and outings. The Cub Scout Den Leaders and Webelos Den Leaders are the ones who do the majority of the work and who accordingly have the most fun. All adult leaders should attend Youth Protection and Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, a one-day training course organized by the council. Den Leaders plan and organize den meetings, keep track of the boys' advancements, and attend leaders meetings (Committee meetings). Den Leaders should try to engage the parents in the den meetings to the greatest extent possible, both to make the Den Leader's job easier and to increase the boys' enjoyment. Cub Scouting is a family activity, and den meetings are a great place for family involvement. The Den Leader can go to the Cubmaster or the Den Leader Coach for advice and assistance. Parents play an important role in the pack. The leaders will do their best to provide a quality program, but all the leaders in Pack 465 are volunteers and have many other obligations. We depend on parents to help provide the good program we have. We ask every parent to help the pack in some capacity. You should take your share in organizing den meetings, working with the den leader of your son's den. In addition, you should help with at least one pack activity a year (e.g. Pinewood Derby or a campout). A parent should attend the pack meetings together with the Cub Scout. Every handbook for boys has a parent guide at the beginning. We encourage all parents to complete Youth Protection Training available online from the BSA. There are no secrets in Cub Scouts; parents are welcome in any organizational meetings of the pack, district or council. There are other positions outside of this organization which play important parts in the Scouting program. Each Cub Scout Pack has a Unit Commissioner, who meets with the Committee Chairman and the Cubmaster at periodic intervals to review the status of the Pack's programs. At the Council level, there are District Executives and District Directors who provide greatly needed support and direction to local units. Not to mention all the other volunteers on the District Training Staff, District Roundtable Staff, and a host of other Scouting Support organizations.

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Pack and Den Communication

Cub Scouting involves planning, scheduling, execution and management of dozens of den and pack meetings, field trips, special events like Pinewood Derby and the like. To enable all these activities to happen requires a great deal of communication between pack and den leaders and the parents of the pack. For most communications email is our preferred means of communication. (If you do not have timely access to email please let you den leader know so that alternate means of communication can be provided.) For special events where precise attendee RSVP is required, or late notice messages like an event cancellation due to weather, email will be sent out, but in the absence of an acknowledgement the den leaders will attempt to contact you and confirm by phone. There is a number of defined email addresses already set up for your convenience: · Cubmaster ­ [email protected] · Pack Committee Chairperson ­ [email protected] · Assistant Cubmaster ­ [email protected] · Treasurer ­ [email protected] · Den Leaders ­ All den leaders may be addressed using the following example: den#[email protected], where "#" is the number of your den · Den Families ­ All of the families comprising a den may be addressed using the following example: den#@cubscoutpack465.com, where "#" is the number of your den

Suggested Useful Scouting Web Sites

The following web sites may be useful to you for gathering information about the pack and Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting: · Pack Web Site: http://www.cubscoutpack465.com ­ Calendar of events, news, and other info · Atlanta Area Council Web Site: http://www.atlantabsa.org · Boy Scouts of America: http://www.scouting.org · Useful links page for parents of Cub Scouts: http://www.lighthousedistrict.org/resources.htm#Cub · U.S. Scouting Service Project: http://www.usscouts.org/ · U.S. Scouting Service Project (Cub Scouting): http://cubmaster.org/

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Your Role as a Parent

Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to take part in activities with your son that you normally might not do. It provides a positive way for parent and son to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your involvement is vital to the program's success. Some specific things you can do to help your son in Cub Scouting are: Work with your son on projects Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail Participate in monthly pack meetings Be an active participant in the pack committee Go on family campouts with your son Provide support for your son's den and pack

Work with your son on projects

Boys often begin projects at den meetings and finish them at home with the help of a parent. Such projects become the catalyst for parents and boys - frequently joined by siblings and friends - to interact with each other in a relaxed way. Because the purpose of a project is to teach a boy new skills, a project will challenge a boy to do tasks that he hasn't already mastered. It's not uncommon, therefore, for a boy to need help from his family to complete some of his projects. In Cub Scouting, boys are not expected to do things entirely on their own. So long as a boy does his best to do as much as he's capable of, it's perfectly acceptable for a parent or sibling to help him.

Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail

The advancement plan is designed for parents to use to create a learning environment in their home. With the Cub Scout handbooks (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos) as a resource, parents and boys work together to complete the achievements required for each badge. The advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects. While Cub Scouts learn skills and begin projects in their den meetings, the parent remains at the center of the advancement program. As each task is done or each skill is demonstrated, the parent signs the Cub Scout's handbook to record its completion. It is also important for the scout to take his handbook to each den meetings to allow the Den Leader to see the parent's sign-off on the achievements. And when the boy has completed all of the requirements to earn an award, the completion is acknowledged before the entire pack of scouts at the next pack meeting.

Participate in monthly pack meetings

The den meetings are for Cub Scouts and their Adult Leader. The pack meeting is for the entire family of every Cub Scout. At pack meetings, parents see their sons in action with their friends, meet other parents, and join with neighbors in caring and sharing. These opportunities are scarce, and pack meetings highlight how Cub Scouting teaches boys cooperation and collaboration. The pack meeting is also a monthly showcase for all that the boys have worked on in their den 7

meetings. Craft projects are on display, skills are demonstrated, and skits are performed to show the boys' command of the monthly theme. While boys at this age seem to be struggling toward independence, having the approval of their parents and other adults whom they admire remains important to them - so your presence at these meetings is critical to underscore the importance of the lessons your son has learned.

Be an active participant in the pack committee

Boy Scouts is a scout-led program; Cub Scouts is a parent-led program. As the parent of a Cub Scout, you have a responsibility to be an active member of the Cub Scout pack. Attending the monthly Pack Committee Meeting is an excellent way to help guide the entire pack and positively improve your son's scouting experience.

Tiger Cub Program (1st Grade)

This adventure with him begins with Tiger Cubs - a program of exciting indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy who is in First Grade and/or is 7 years old. You are there with him as his support and guide, but you don't do things for him. He will learn by doing things himself. And as he learns and grows your relationship with him will grow, too. Each boy/adult team is a member of a Tiger Cub den that: · Has three to eight boy/adult teams. · Meets at least twice a month in a den meeting. · Has one outing a month called a "Go See It". · Attends the monthly pack meetings Each pack has a Tiger Cub Den Leader: · This person plans and executes a year-round program of activities for the Tiger Cub den. · Each month, the Tiger Cub Den Leader works with a different boy/adult partner team to plan the two monthly den meetings, the Go See It, and the den's part in the pack meeting. This is called "shared leadership".

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Cub Scout Program (2nd and 3rd Grades)

This is a big adventure for a boy, one the Boy Scouts of America hopes all boys will complete. To earn the Wolf rank a Cub Scout must complete 58 tasks out of a possible 74 tasks that are offered in the Wolf Cub Handbook. Your boy is a member of a (Wolf, Bear) den that: · Has four to eight boys · Meets twice a month, regularly scheduled at the leader's convenience · Is led by a trained scout leader (usually a parent) · Has at least one assistant den leader and optionally a den chief (a boy scout appointed to the position by his troop) and/or a "Denner" (a cub scout elected to the position by den members) to assist the den leader. · Has games, crafts, stunts, songs and ceremonies at meetings and periodic field trips.

Webelos Program (4th and 5th Grades)

The Webelos badge is the fifth rank in Cub Scouting (coming after Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wold, and Bear.) You can start on it as soon as you join a Webelos den, and have earned the Bobcat badge. To earn the Webelos badge you must be active in your den for at least 3 months and complete the requirements. You'll be proud to earn the Webelos rank and receive your badge at a pack meeting. Your boy is a member of a Webelos (We'll BE LOyal Scouts) den that: · Has four to eight boys · Meets once a week, regularly scheduled at the leader's convenience · Is led by a trained scout leader (usually a parent) · Has at least one assistant den leader and often a den chief (a boy scout appointed to the position by his troop) and often a "Denner" (a cub scout elected to the position by den members) to assist the den leader. · Works to earn the Fitness, Citizen, and at least one other activity badge

Camping

One of the benefits of Scouting is exposing our sons to the Great Outdoors; to put and keep the `outing' in `Scouting'. One excellent way to achieve this is Camping. Besides being fun, family camping is an opportunity for quality time together and an enriched family life. This program is a recreational opportunity - it's not on a tight time schedule. Family leadership rests with the adult member(s). This leadership might be yielded from time to time as the family chooses to take part in activities, such as swimming, where specific camp policies must be followed for safety and proper operation.

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Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day camp is part of the camping program of the BSA. Our pack may attend a day camp during the summer as an experience in outdoor living. Cub Scout Day camp helps individual boys grow, and at the same time helps strengthen the den and pack program. Cub Scouts of any rank may attend Day Camp.

Overnight Camping for Cub Scouts

Our council offers overnight camping at various times and locations during the year. The Council also maintains facilities at Bert Adams Scout Reservation and Robert W. Woodruff Scout Reservation.

Overnight Experience for Webelos Scouts

To earn Cub Scouting's highest honor, the Arrow of Light, a boy must participate in a Webelos overnight campout or a day hike. The Fall Webelos campout, called a "Camporee", introduces Webelos scouts to boy scout camping. A Winter camping event introduces scouts to winter camping. The campouts provide an opportunity to visit with local boy scout troops, and experience the boy scout program first-hand. Of course, camping and the outdoor experience are a large part of boy scouting. Camporees are offered to Webelos I and II. The weekend Camporee organized by the local District or Council as an introduction to scouting at the Boy Scout level. For Camporee, the Webelos must have an adult partner (generally mom or dad) with them at camp and stay in their own tent. In addition, many Boy Scout troops offer opportunities to join them for the day at the annual Klondoree, and experience winter camping/ survival competitions (like "no match" fire starting, snow cave building, and sled racing).

Family Camping

As if the summer camping programs were not enough, families are encouraged to go camping together as well. Some packs may call this Pack Camping or Den Camping, but it's for the whole family to get outdoors together, to have a good time, and to discover new facets about everyone. Family camping is purely optional but it is highly encouraged. It's a great time together as a family and as a collection of families that makes up a Cub Scout Pack.

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Special Pack Events

Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is an event that almost every boy loves (and "bigger boys" remember from their own youth). They have the chance to build their very own race car (within specific limitations) with the help of an adult. Our pack generally has its Pinewood Derby at the January pack meeting.

Raingutter Regatta

Another common Cub Scouting race is the Raingutter Regatta. The boys build a boat from the provided kit, and then have races blowing their boats down the length of a water-filled rain gutter. This provides the boys with another chance to do something on their own or to work closely with an adult, and the airpower is strictly scout-provided.

Rocket/Space Derby

A third race often found in Cub Scouting is the Rocket or Space Derby. This race may be individual or team-based, may be horizontal or vertically oriented, and generally is a whole lot of fun for everyone.

Blue and Gold Banquet

During February, Scouting has its anniversary month. Most of the packs across the country hold a Blue and Gold Banquet as a highlight of the year's program. It brings families and neighbors together for a meal and a time of fun and inspiration. The banquet is usually held in place of the February pack meeting, and it's an event the boys look forward to with excitement.

Crossover to Boy Scouts

February has become our Pack's customary time to "Cross Over" our second year Webelos scouts into a Boy Scout troop of their choice. The Native American-based ceremony is usually performed by a pair of Boy Scouts who are part of the Order of the Arrow Ceremony Team, and involves candles and an explanation of the Boy Scout Law. Members of the specified Boy Scout troop(s) are present to receive the Scout as he crosses over a wooden bridge, symbolizing the departure from the Pack and recognizing the boys' increasing maturity and accomplishments. Many people find this to be a very moving ceremony.

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Where Can I Buy Scouting Materials? (Scout Shops)

Scouting material is available locally through the Council-operated "Scout Shops" and online through the BSA Catalog (http:// www.scoutstuff.org). Buying locally though, helps support the local scouting program.

What to Buy

Scout Shirt Scout Pants (Switchback recommended) ­ optional but recommended Belt and Belt Buckle Patches: Council, Pack Numerals (4, 6, 5), Den Number (as assigned), World Crest Neckerchief slide (appropriate to rank: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos)

Provided by the Pack

Neckerchief (provided at graduation to advancing scouts) Scout Handbook (rank specific)

Atlanta Scout Shop 1800 Circle 75 PKWY SE Atlanta, GA 30339

(770) 988-9912

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THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CUB SCOUT

1. Be sure your boy attends every Den Meeting possible. Remind him to be on his best behavior while he is there. He is a guest at the Den Meeting site. 2. Remember to sign his handbook for the requirements and electives he completes under your guidance, and remind him to bring his handbook to every Den Meeting. 3. Remind him to wear his uniform to school on Den Meeting days and Pack Meeting days, or at least have it laid out and ready to go so he can change into it quickly. Have his uniform clean and have all appropriate patches sewn on in their correct places so he looks great at all scout functions. 4. Be willing to help out with transportation for den meetings, field trips, etc. Help him to provide den snacks when it is his turn. 5. HELP HIM TO ACHIEVE! Read his handbook, familiarize yourself with his rank requirements; many of them are done with the family or at home. Read the parents' supplement at the front of his book. Ask questions of your pack leaders if you are unclear about anything. 6. Make sure that your Cub Scout is doing his very best. Don't sign off on achievements unless he has really earned each part of it. Don't count things he did as a Wolf cub towards his Bear rank. He needs to do each item during that rank year. 7. Attend Pack Meetings with your son. The entire family is invited to attend every Pack Meeting. Be alert to his behavior during the meeting; the Den Leader is not solely responsible for him or his actions during the pack meeting. This also holds true with camping experiences. Have fun, and correct and praise as needed. 8. Be willing to assist with costumes, skits, crafts, songs, outings, refreshments, etc. 9. Always remember that Cub Scouting is Family Oriented. It is designed to help parents with their boys. The Den and Pack cannot help your boy grow without your help.

As the Law of the Pack states, "... The Cub Scout helps the Pack go. The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow. ..."

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MISSION OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

BOY SCOUT OATH

On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

BOY SCOUT LAW (12 Points)

A Scout is Trustworthy:

A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.

A Scout is Loyal: A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation. A Scout is Helpful: A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others

without expecting payment or reward.

A Scout is Friendly:

A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.

A Scout is Courteous: A Scout is Kind:

A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them

A Scout is Obedient: A Scout is Cheerful: A Scout is Thrifty: A Scout is Brave: A Scout is Clean:

A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.

A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property. A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others. 14

A Scout is Reverent:

DEFINITIONS

Cub Scout Boy Scout Scouter Pack Troop Den A registered youth member of the Boy Scouts of America between the ages of six and eleven who is in the First, Second, Third, Fourth or Fifth grades. A registered youth member of the Boy Scouts of America between the ages of eleven (or ten and having completed the Arrow of Light) and eighteen; generally refers to boys who are registered with a Boy Scout troop. A registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America; one who pays to be in Boy Scouts. The designation of a chartered unit in Cub Scouting. The designation of a chartered unit in Boy Scouting. A grouping of Cub Scouts at the same level or rank (usually by grade in school). A Scouter who holds a position of authority and responsibility within a Pack; e.g. Committee Chairman; Chartered Organization Representative; Den Leader; Committee Member; Cub Master; Tiger Cub Leader; Webelos Leader; or Assistants to Cub Master, Den Leader, Tiger Cub Leader, or Webelos Leader. Cub Scout themes and terms are largely derived from characters in Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book". Akela is the lead wolf in the pack that adopts Mowgli. So there is a Den Akela (the Den Leader) and a Home Akela (you, the parent or guardian!) A required achievement for a scout's rank. An optional achievement for a scout's rank. A geographic boundary of a local scouting area negotiated and approved by the National Boy Scout Council. Our council is the Atlanta Area Council. A subset of a local council with specific geographic boundaries. Our district is the Cherokee Pickens District.

Adult Leader

Akela Requirement Elective Council District

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BADGES OF RANK AND ADVANCEMENT

Bobcat

A diamond-shaped cloth badge, gold and black embroidered on light blue background with gold trim A diamond-shaped cloth badge, black, gold and white embroidered on orange background with gold trim A diamond-shaped cloth badge, brown and black embroidered on red background with gold trim A diamond-shaped cloth badge, brown and black embroidered on aqua background with gold trim

Tiger

Wolf

Bear

Either: A diamond-shaped cloth badge, gold and light blue embroidered on dark blue background with gold trim, or Webelos an oval-shaped cloth badge, gold and light blue embroidered on brown background with brown trim A rectangular cloth badge, gold embroidered on a khaki background Arrow of with blue trim. This is the highest Light award in Cub Scouting and is the only Cub Scouting badge that may also be worn on the Boy Scout uniform

For Official Uniforming and Patch Placement, please reference page 42

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BOBCAT RANK

The Bobcat Badge is the first rank that every Cub Scout must earn. It sets a common base for all Cub Scouts to share. The Cub Scout must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, the Cub Scout Motto, the meaning of Webelos, the Cub Scout Sign, Handshake, and Salute. They must also complete the exercises in the "Child Abuse Prevention" booklet at the front of their handbook with their parents. The Bobcat badge is worn at the top of the left pocket.

Cub Scout Promise I, (your 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 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. Cub Scout Motto Do Your Best! Meaning of WEBELOS We'll Be Loyal Scouts Cub Scout Sign

Cub Scout Handshake

Cub Scout Salute

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IMMEDIATE RECOGNITION EMBLEMS

Tiger Cubs (1st Graders) earn the Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem when they are able to demonstrate to the Den Leader or Cub Master that they can: 1. Show the Cub Scout Sign (required for Bobcat Rank) 2. Show the Cub Scout Salute (required for Bobcat Rank) 3. Say the Tiger Cub Motto ("Search, Discover, Share") It may be presented to the Tiger Cub in either a Den Meeting (usually upon completion of the one of the Den parts of an achievement) or in a Pack Meeting in front of the whole Pack. This is worn on the right pocket of the Tiger Cub's uniform shirt until he has been awarded his Tiger Cub badge, or until he begins working on his Wolf badge.

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TIGER RANK

Tiger Cubs is the rank for boys entering First Grade or who are six years old as of the first day of the new school year. An Adult Companion (AC) must accompany the Tiger Cub to all den meetings, pack meetings, and outings known as "Go-See-Its." The AC is usually a parent or guardian of the Tiger Cub, but must be at least 18 years of age. The AC could be an uncle, aunt, grandparent, or even an older sibling or cousin. The AC does not have to be the same person for every event attended by the Tiger Cub, but consistency will greatly improve the Cub Scout experience for both the Tiger Cub and the Adult Companion. In the Tiger Cub year, which runs from the date the scout is registered as a Tiger Cub until May 31st, there are five groups of events: Making My Family Special, Where I Live, Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe, How I Tell It, and Let's Go Outdoors. Each of these groups has three parts: a Den Meeting part, a Family part, and a Go-See-It part. By definition, the Den Meeting part usually happens during a Den Meeting; the Go-See-It part is done in a group Go-See-It outing; and the Family part is done at home with the whole family.

Tiger Totem Beads

For each Den Meeting part of an achievement completed, the Tiger Cub earns an orange bead, to be placed upon the Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem. For each Family part of an achievement completed, he earns a white bead. For each Go-See-It part of an achievement completed, he earns a black bead. When the Tiger Cub has earned five orange, five black, and five white beads, he has earned his Tiger Cub Badge.

Tiger Track Beads

Additionally, there are electives that a Tiger Cub and his Adult Companion may complete, and for every ten electives completed, a Tiger Track bead (a yellow ring) is earned and placed upon the Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem. The beads and rings may be presented in either a Den Meeting or in a Pack Meeting, but the overall objective is to recognize the completion of the portion of the achievements very soon after completing them.

Shared Responsibility

During the Tiger Cub year, responsibility is shared among all the Adult Companion / Tiger Cub combinations. Although there may be one registered Tiger Cub Leader, each pair of Adult and Tiger Cub should take turns in directing the Den Meeting activities. The Adult Companion is also an Akela (Tiger leader) and can supervise and signoff on Tiger achievements completed at home and outside of den/pack activities.

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WOLF RANK

Wolf Cub is the rank for boys entering Second Grade, or who are seven years old as of the first day of the new school year. Wolf Cubs gather in dens of five to eight boys with a registered Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader. Den meeting frequency may be determined by the Den Leader and the scouts' parents / guardians. In the Wolf Cub year, which runs from either the date the scout is registered as a Wolf Cub or from June 1st until May 31st, there are twelve achievements each consisting of many parts. This is more challenging than the Tiger Cub year, and it is appropriate to the level of development of the Cub Scout. When the Wolf Cub completes three achievements and for every three achievements completed thereafter, he is presented with a yellow bead to be placed on his Cub Scout Immediate Recognition Emblem. When the Wolf Cub has earned four yellow beads, he has completed the requirements of the Wolf Badge.

Arrow Points

In addition to the requirements specified for the Wolf rank, there are additional electives that the scout may complete in the Den Meeting or at home with family. There are over 140 electives that may be completed, and they are specified in the rear of the Wolf Cub Handbook. After a Wolf Cub has completed the requirements of the Wolf badge, he then may receive credit for electives completed. For completing the ten electives, he will receive a gold arrow point. For every ten electives completed after that, he will receive a silver arrow point. Please reference the section on Uniforming and Patch Placement (see page 42) for specifics on where to place his Wolf badge and arrow points.

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Wolf Achievements: Who Does What

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Required Feats of Skill Your Flag Keep Your Body Healthy Know Your Home and Community Tools for Fixing and Building Start a Collection Your Living World Cooking and Eating Be Safe at Home and On the Street Family Fun Duty to God Making Choices Do A thru E Plus 1 of F thru L All All All All All All All All A Plus 2 of B thru G All A Plus 4 of B thru K B, C, D, E B, C All All All Do w/ Family Family or Den A thru E Plus 1 of F thru L A, C, D, G B, C B, C, F All All All A A, D, E Do w/ Den

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BEAR RANK

Bear Cub is the rank for boys entering Third Grade, or who are eight years old as of the first day of the new school year. Bear Cubs gather in dens of five to eight boys with a registered Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader. Den meeting frequency may be determined by the Den Leader and the scouts' parents / guardians. In the Bear Cub year, which runs from either the date the scout is registered as a Bear Cub or from June 1st until May 31st, the scout chooses to complete twelve of twenty-four requirements, with specific limitations: One for God (1 of either #1 or #2); Three for Country (3 of #3, 4, 5, 6, and 7); Four for Family (4 of #8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13); and Four for Self (4 of #14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24). When the Bear Cub completes three achievements and for every three achievements completed thereafter, he is presented with a red bead to be placed on his Cub Scout Immediate Recognition Emblem. When the Bear Cub has earned four red beads, he has completed the requirements of the Bear Badge.

Arrow Points

In addition to the requirements specified for the Bear rank, there are additional electives that the scout may complete in the Den Meeting or at home with family. There are over 140 electives that may be completed, and they are specified in the rear of the Bear Cub Handbook. Additionally, any parts of achievements not counting towards the twelve for the Bear badge may be counted as electives for arrow point purposes. After a Bear Cub has completed the requirements of the Bear badge, he then may receive credit for electives completed. For completing the ten electives, he will receive a gold arrow point. For every ten electives completed after that, he will receive a silver arrow point. Please reference the section on Uniforming and Patch Placement (see page 42) for specifics on where to place his Bear badge and arrow points.

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Bear Achievements: Who Does What

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Achievement Ways We Worship Emblems of Faith What Makes America Special? Tall Tales Sharing Your World with Wildlife Take Care of Your Planet Law Enforcement is a Big Job The Past is Exciting and Important What's Cooking? Family Fun Be Ready! Family Outdoors Adventure Saving Well, Spending Well Ride Right Games, Games, Games! Building Muscles Information Please Jot It Down Shavings and Chips Sawdust and Nails Build a Model Tying It All Up Sports, Sports, Sports Be a Leader Do All All A + J + any 2 All Any 4 Any 3 Any 4 G + Any 2 Any 4 All A thru E + G Any 3 Any 4 A + any 3 Any 2 All 3 A + any 3 H + any 4 All 4 All 3 G + any 2 Any 5 All 5 F + any 2 D A, F A, D, E, F C, D, E All All All All All All G A, B, C, D, E, F A A, B D, E All All All A, B, D, E, F, G All A, B, C, E All B, C C B, C Do w/ Family All All G Family or Den Do w/ Den

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WEBELOS RANK

Webelos is the rank for boys entering Fourth or Fifth Grade, or who are nine years old as of the first day of the new school year. Webelos gather in dens of five to eight boys with a registered Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader. Den meeting frequency may be determined by the Den Leader and the scouts' parents / guardians. Continuing the practice of increasing the level of complexity as the scout matures, Webelos is the bridging time between the traditional Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. Your Webelos scout will become more self-reliant, more confident in being able to do things himself, and gradually readier for the scout-led Boy Scout troop. Webelos rank involves even more choices than the Bear rank does. In Webelos, there are twenty activity pins that could be earned, divided into five groups of four each. Your scout will naturally favor one group over another, but the intent is to make a well-rounded scout.

Webelos Colors

As mentioned, there are twenty activity pins to be earned at the Webelos level. But first there needs to be a place to keep them. Webelos don't have an Immediate Recognition Emblem to show their achievements. They have the Webelos Colors. Webelos colors are an optional Webelos Scout uniform item whose use is determined at the Pack level. It consists of woven green, red, and gold streamers (tabs) on a blue metal bar with the border and word "Webelos" in gold. If no Den number is worn, the colors are worn on the right sleeve immediately below and touching the U.S. flag. If a Den number is worn, the colors are worn under and touching the Den number. It is to this that the activity pins are attached, for all to see. Generally, the colors are awarded upon completion of the first activity pin.

Webelos Activity Pins

The twenty Webelos activity pins are divided into five groups of four each. The groupings are: Community Group Mental Skills Group Outdoor Group Physical Skills Group Technology Group.

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Community Group

Citizen One of the purposes of Scouting is "Developing habits and attitudes of good citizenship." A Scout promises to do his duty to his country. The Citizen activity helps Webelos to understand what a good citizen is and teaches him the history of our flag. Citizen is required to earn the Webelos badge. Objectives: To foster citizenship in Webelos scouts. To teach boys to recognize the qualities of a good citizen. To introduce boys to the structure of the U.S. government. To familiarize boys with the basics of American history. To convince boys that laws are beneficial. To encourage Webelos scouts to become community volunteers. Communicator The activities required for the Communicator Pin help a Webelos scout to understand how he and others communicate. Objectives: To learn about various forms of communication problems that other people may have. To become aware of different ways that people can communicate. Family Member One of the purposes of Scouting is "Improving understanding within the family." The Family Member activity has the Webelos scout working and planning with his family. Objectives: To help Webelos scouts develop a sense of family responsibility. To help the boys see how finances affect their families. To help Webelos scouts gain insight into the running of a household. Readyman The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared." Should someone ask, "Prepared for what?", "Prepared for anything," is the answer. The Readyman activity prepares the scout for First Aid "hurry cases"; teaches how to get help when needed; and teaches safety. Readyman is required to earn the Arrow of Light rank. Objectives: To teach Webelos scouts simple first aid and emergency first aid for the "hurry cases". To make Webelos scouts more aware of safety around the home, bicycle safety, and car safety.

Mental Skills Group

Artist The Artist activity is an excellent way for a Webelos scout to express himself and an opportunity for him to try working in a new art medium. Objectives: To allow Webelos to experiment with different art media. To give boys a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. To familiarize Webelos with the color wheel. To introduce Webelos to various supplies.

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Scholar The Scholar activity experience can help to improve the Webelos scout's relationship with their school. It will help the scout understand why an education is important. When presented with interest and enthusiasm from the leader, this activity will not seem like drudged up school work! Help the boys learn there is more to school than just homework. Objectives: To familiarize Webelos scouts with the "roots" of a school system. To convince Webelos scouts that schooling is essential. To introduce Webelos scouts to careers in education. To teach Webelos scouts the benefits of a good education. Showman The Showman activity offers a choice of puppetry, music, or drama. A Webelos scout can pick the area that suits him best while sampling a little from each area. Objectives: To instill an appreciation of the fine arts. To expose boys to entertainment professions. To expand the imagination and creativity of Webelos scouts. To increase boys' self-confidence in front of audiences. Traveler The Traveler activity explores the preparations involved in taking a trip, by car, bus, rail, sea and air. Objectives: To introduce Webelos scouts to the excitement of traveling to see new places and meet new people. To show scouts some of the practical skills that are needed to get "there" successfully and efficiently so that when "there", they can have a rewarding experience. To have the scouts practice planning in a fun way.

Outdoor Group

Forester By completing the Forester activity, the Webelos scouts will learn how to identify trees around them, how trees grow, and how to prevent forest fires. Objectives: To make boys more observant and appreciative of trees. To instill the idea of conservation in Webelos scouts. To teach boys the value and uses of trees. To make Webelos scouts aware of devastation due to wildfires. Geologist While completing the Geologist activity, Webelos scouts discover the world of volcanoes and learn why there are earthquakes. They find out what minerals are used in everyday lives. Objectives: To teach boys to recognize common rock specimens. To acquaint boys with uses of different rocks and minerals. To make boys aware of the earth and its resources. To introduce boys to earth's devastating forces. Naturalist Scouting and the outdoors go hand-in-hand. The Naturalist activity makes a Webelos scout aware of all the living things in the outdoors. Objectives: To increase boys' awareness of animal behavior. To kindle a love of nature. To teach wildlife conservation. To encourage Webelos to visit local animal preserves. To introduce boys to animal kingdom classifications. 26

Outdoorsman While working on the Outdoorsman activity, Webelos scouts learn the basics of camping and cooking in order to live outdoors and be comfortable. Outdoorsman is required to earn the Arrow of Light rank. Objectives: To encourage Webelos scouts to camp with their families. To introduce Webelos to Boy Scout camping. To familiarize boys with fire safety. To emphasize the "outing" in Scouting.

Physical Skills Group

Aquanaut Every Scout is a swimmer! The Aquanaut activity teaches swimming skills, water and boat safety, and snorkeling. Objectives: To teach safety precautions on, in, or near the water. To increase the boys' swimming skills and endurance. To introduce Webelos to snorkeling. Athlete Athlete is an activity where a scout can really "Do His Best". Objectives: To encourage pride in growing strong in mind and body. To foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new skills and interests. To convince boys that fitness is essential to good health. Fitness Fitness is important to everybody. The Fitness activity teaches what is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Fitness is required to earn the Webelos badge. Objectives: To show Webelos scouts how to be strong in body and to make them aware of substances which will weaken their bodies. Sportsman To be a true sportsman is more than just playing games. The Sportsman activity will teach a scout how to conduct himself with good sportsmanship. Objectives: To teach boys good sportsmanship. To introduce boys to a variety of sports. To familiarize boys with the care and handling of sports equipment. To emphasize the need for safety in sports.

Technology Group

Craftsman Craftsman is a favorite of most boys because it offers the opportunity to use real tools and feel the satisfaction of making something useful. Objectives: To introduce boys to possible life-long hobbies. To increase boys' proficiency in the handling of tools. To increase boys' knowledge of tool terminology and safety. To develop Webelos scouts' creativity.

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Engineer Boys have a natural interest in how things work. The Engineer activity gives an introduction to how the big things in our lives work, such as things that we take for granted in our houses and communities. Objectives: To introduce Webelos scouts to a variety of engineering careers. To give the Webelos scouts some insight into the kinds of problems engineers solve. To keep in mind that an engineer's job is to apply the laws of physics and chemistry to solve a variety of problems in construction, manufacturing, and other areas. Handyman The Handyman activity teaches scouts how to make minor repairs at home and around the garage. They also learn how to take care of tools and their proper use. Objectives: To acquaint Webelos scouts with odd jobs that they could do to help out around their homes. To help Webelos learn the proper care and storage of tools. To make Webelos aware of the importance of the proper storage of household chemicals. Scientist Everyone likes to experiment. The Scientist activity will teach some of the basic laws of science and how to prove them through experiment. Objectives: To acquaint Webelos scouts with basic laws of physics. To give boys the opportunity to perform experiments. To introduce boys to atmospheric science. To teach boys a little about optics. To demonstrate a few "mysteries" of science.

Achievements Usually Done With Family

Artist activity # 4: Profile of a family member Family Member activity All Family Member activities Fitness activity # 1: Child and drug abuse in handbook and do three items # 3: Five effects of smoking # 4: Tell about drugs # 5: Tell about a balanced diet # 6: Tell about alcohol Handyman activity # 1: Wash a car # 2: Change a tire # 3: Replace a bulb in car taillight, turn signal, parking light or headlight # 4: Check oil level and tire pressure # 9: Arrange storage area for household cleaners and materials # 10: Build a sawhorse and stool for household use # 11: Mow a lawn # 12: Arrange storage area for hand tools or garden tools 28

# 13: Clean and properly store hand tools or garden tools # 14: Mark hand tools or garden tools for identification Naturalist activity # 3: Visit a museum of natural history, nature center, or zoo Outdoorsman activity # 4: Help with a two-night campout away from home or two one-night campouts # 5: An evening outdoor activity that includes a campfire # 6: Cook own meal outdoors Scholar activity # 7: Ask parents school survey questions Traveler activity # 4: Take a trip by boat, bus, train, or airplane to someplace that interests you # 5: List and map out four trips. Be navigator on one trip of at least 25 miles with at least six turns # 6: Pack a suitcase # 7: Check a car first aid kit

Compass Emblem and Compass Points

The compass emblem is worn on the right pocket button of a Webelos uniform. It is presented when the Scout has earned a total of seven activity pins (including the three required to earn the Webelos badge). A metal compass point is added for each additional four activity pins earned. When the Webelos Scout has completed the requirements for eleven activity pins, the compass point is placed at the East location. When fifteen activity pins have been earned, a compass point is placed at the West location. And when nineteen activity pins have been earned, a compass point is placed at the South location.

Super Achiever Patch

"But what if I earn all twenty Webelos activity pins?" They are not available at all Scout Shops, but there is a special patch, the Super Achiever patch, that may be presented to the Webelos Scout who completes all twenty activities before crossing over into the Boy Scouts. This patch may be worn on the scout uniform in a plastic temporary patch holder which dangles from the right pocket button. It is not an official rank emblem, and as such it is never sewn onto the Scout's uniform.

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ARROW OF LIGHT

The highest award a Cub Scout can earn is the Arrow of Light. This badge is worn immediately below the left pocket, and is the only Cub Scout rank award that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. To earn the Arrow of Light award, a Webelos Scout must: 1. Be active in his Webelos den for at least six months after earning his Webelos badge. 2. Repeat from memory and explain in his own words the Boy Scout Oath and the Twelve Points of the Scout Law, and tell how he has practiced them in everyday life. 3. Give and explain the Boy Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handshake which are all different from those of the Cub Scouts. 4. Understand the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Know its parts, and tell what each part stands for. 5. Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform. 6. Earn a total of eight Webelos activity pins including: Citizen, Fitness, Outdoorsman, and Readyman. The Scout must earn at least one from each of the five groups. 7. With his Webelos den, he must visit at least one Boy Scout troop meeting and attend one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity. 8. Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike. 9. After completing the above requirements, he must fill out an application to become a Boy Scout and return it to the Webelos Den Leader.

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OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS

There are other special awards that a Scout may earn; some only once, others repeatedly.

Religious Emblems and Awards

Duty to God is a key point at all levels of Scouting. "The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God and, therefore, recognizes the religious element in the training of the member, but it is absolutely nonsectarian in its attitude toward that religious training. Its policy is that the home and organization or group with which a member is connected shall give definite attention to religious life." Pack 465 has a Religious Emblems Coordinator and actively promotes the Religious Awards program within the pack. Whether your family is actively church going or faith believers, the scouting religious awards program provides an excellent program to strengthen your own faith and to promote and pass along your values to your son. http://www.scouting.org/awards/religious/awards/index.ht ml Click for more information P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) promotes the God & Country program within Scouting (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts). There are two activities for boys at the Cub Scout level: "God and Me" and "God and Family". These activities can differ in target audience, depending on the religious orientation. Regardless of the award earned, a Cub Scout completing one of the God and Country activities will earn the Religious Square Knot to be worn on his Scout uniform immediately above his left pocket. Adults may also earn a Religious Square Knot, but they must be nominated for it and have to have done some action(s) to have earned it. For more information about the various Religious Awards available, please contact the pack Religious Emblems Coordinator.

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World Conservation Award

The Cub Scout version of the World Conservation Award can be earned by Wolf or Bear Cub Scouts and by Webelos Scouts. This award can be earned only once while you are a Cub Scout. As a Wolf Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following: Complete achievement #7 - Your Living World Complete all Arrow Points in two of the following three Electives: #13 - Birds #15 - Grow Something #19 - Fishing Participate in a den or pack conservation project As a Bear Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following: Complete achievement #5 - Sharing your world with wildlife. Complete all Arrow Points in two of the following three Electives: #2 - Weather #12 - Nature Crafts #15 - Water and Soil Conservation Participate in a den or pack conservation project As a Webelos Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following: Earn the Forester activity badge. Earn the Naturalist activity badge. Earn the Outdoorsman activity badge. Participate in a den or pack conservation project.

Recruiter Patch

Cloth strip presented to boys for recruiting another boy into the program. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts center this strip below and touching the right pocket. Cloth strip presented to boys for recruiting another boy into the program. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts center this strip below and touching the right pocket.

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Whitlin' Chip

The Whitlin' Chip patch is earned along with a wallet card, usually by scouts in the Bear Cub year (Third Grade). The patch may be worn on the pocket flap of the right pocket on the Cub Scout uniform. The patch does not transfer to the Boy Scout uniform, although the scout may carry the wallet card for the rest of his life. The Official Whitlin' Chip may be earned by Bear Cub Scouts mastering the "Knife Safety Rules": "A Cub Scout knife is an important tool. You can do many things with its blades. The cutting blade is the one you will use most of the time. With it you can make shavings and chips and carve all kinds of things. You must be very careful when you whittle or carve. Take good care of your knife. Always remember that a knife is a tool, not a toy. Use it with care so that you don't hurt yourself or ruin what you are carving."

Leave No Trace Award

The patch is worn on the uniform shirt, as a "temporary" patch, centered on the right pocket. Only one temporary patch may be worn at a time. Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, Webelos Scout 1. Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines. 2. On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace. 3. Boys in a Tiger Cub den complete the activities for Achievement 5, Let's Go Outdoors; boys in a Wolf den complete Requirement 7, Your Living World; boys in a Bear den complete Requirement 12, Family Outdoor Adventures; boys in a Webelos den earn the Outdoorsman activity badge. 4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project. 5. Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge. 6. Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it at a pack meeting.

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Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

All Ranks Must... Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout / Webelos Scout resident (overnight) camp. Rank-Specific Requirements Tiger Cubs must complete one requirement in Achievement 5, "Let's Go Outdoors" (Tiger Cub Handbook) and complete three of the outdoor activities listed below. Wolf Cub Scouts must assemble the "Six Essentials for Going Outdoors" (Wolf Handbook, Elective 23b) and discuss their purpose, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed below. Bear Cub Scouts must earn the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Award (Bear Handbook, Elective 25h) and complete five of the outdoor activities listed below. Webelos Scouts must earn the Outdoorsman Activity Badge (Webelos Handbook) and complete six of the outdoor activities listed below. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES With your den, pack, or family: 1. Participate in a nature hike in your local area. This can be on an organized, marked trail, or just a hike to observe nature in your area. 2. Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or park fun day. 3. Explain the buddy system and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation. 4. Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event. 5. Complete an outdoor service project in your community. 6. Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature. 7. Earn the Summertime Pack Award. 8. Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting. 9. Participate in an outdoor aquatic activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den or pack swim. 10. Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony. 11. Participate in an outdoor sporting event. 12. Participate in an outdoor Scout's Own or other worship service. 13. Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys the park rules.

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ACADEMIC AND SPORTS BELTLOOPS AND PINS

The Academics and Sports Program of the Cub Scouts is yet another way to acknowledge personal achievement on the part of the Cub Scout while promoting a balance between the physical and intellectual development of the scout. There are two levels of achievement in thirty-three subjects: twelve under Academics and twenty-one under Sports. The first level is the belt loop. Each Academics and Sports belt loop has three requirements, and they are not very difficult for a scout to achieve. The intent is to expose the scout to new areas to build a more-rounded Scouting experience. The second level is the Academics and Sports pin. This level is significantly more challenging and requires completion of the belt loop achievements in addition to at least five other achievements for the pin. The belt loops are metal, and are designed to slide over the Cub Scout webbing belt. The pins are not to be worn on the Cub Scout uniform; instead they are placed on / through the Cub Scout letter "C", which may be sewn onto a patch vest or patch blanket. Belt Loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts (not by adults). Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of boys with disabilities. Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop a second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges. Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners.

Academic Beltloops

Art · Make a list of common materials used to create visual art compositions. · Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance, or perspective. · Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing them. Show how this is done using paints or markers. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting Astronomy · Set up and demonstrate how to focus a simple telescope or binoculars. (A local astronomy club may be a resource for this activity.) · Draw a diagram of our solar system--identify the planets and other objects. · Explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, black hole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map, and universe. 35

Chess · Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play. · Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece to your den leader or adult partner. · Play a game of chess. Citizenship · Develop a list of jobs you can do around the home. Chart your progress for one week. · Make a poster showing things that you can do to be a good citizen. · Participate in a family, den, or school service project. Collecting · Begin a collection of at least 10 items that all have something in common. Label the items and title your collection. · Display your collection at a pack or den meeting. · Visit a show or museum that displays different collections Communicating · Tell a story or relate an incident to a group of people, such as your family, den or members of your class. · Write a letter to a friend or relative. · Make a poster about something that interests you. Explain the poster to your den. Computer · Explain these parts of a personal computer: central processing unit (CPU), monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem and printer. · Demonstrate how to start up and shut down a personal computer properly. · Use your computer to prepare and print a document. Geography · Draw a map of your neighborhood. Show natural and manmade features. Include a key or legend of map symbols. · Learn about the physical geography of your community. Identify the major landforms within 100 miles. Discuss with an adult what you learned. · Use a globe or map to locate the continents, the oceans, the equator and the northern and southern hemispheres. Learn how longitude and latitude lines are used to locate a site. Geology · Define geology. · Collect a sample of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Explain how each was formed. · Explain the difference between a rock and a mineral.

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Heritages · Talk with members of your family about your family heritage: its history, traditions and culture. · Make a poster that shows the origins of your ancestors. Share it with your den or other group. · Draw a family tree showing members of your family for three generations. Language and Culture · Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience. · Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own. · Play two games that originated in another country or culture. Map and Compass · Show how to orient a map. Find three landmarks on the map · Explain how a compass works. · Draw a map of your neighborhood. Label the streets and plot the route you take to get to a place that you often visit. Mathematics · Do five activities within your home or school that require the use of mathematics. Explain to your den how you used everyday math. · Keep track of the money you earn and spend for three weeks. · Measure five items using both metric and non-metric measures. Find out about the history of the metric system of measurement. Music · Explain why music is an important part of our culture. · Pick a song with at least two verses and learn it by heart. · Listen to four different types of music, either recorded or live.

Science · Explain the scientific method to your adult partner. · Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult. · Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his or her work. Weather · Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle. · Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure or evaporation for one week. · Watch the weather forecast on a local television station.

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Wildlife Conservation · Explain what natural resources are and why it's important to protect and conserve them. · Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or damaged. · Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a picture, how the species came to be endangered and what is being done to save it.

Sports Beltloops

Important Note: The Archery and BB-Gun shooting belt loops must be earned under BSA rangecertified supervision. The BB-Gun shooting loop must be earned at a BSA facility range. These can be accomplished at a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.

Archery · Archery, like BB-gun shooting, is a camp program. Boys can earn archery recognition items only at council/district day camp, resident camp, or councilmanaged family camping programs · Archery programs are not permitted at den and pack activities. However, leaders can help parents understand the importance of training and encourage attendance of boys at Cub Scout camps that offer this training. · The archery belt loop and pin can only be awarded by a BSA range-trained shooting-sports director at a BSA approved range. BB-Gun · BB-gun shooting, is a camp program. Boys can earn BB-gun recognition items only at council/district day camp, resident camp, or council-managed family camping programs · BB-Gun programs are not permitted at den and pack activities. However, leaders can help parents understand the importance of training and encourage attendance of boys at Cub Scout camps that offer this training. · The BB-Gun Shooting belt loop and pin can only be awarded by a BSA rangetrained shooting-sports director at a BSA approved range. Badminton · Explain the rules of badminton to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing badminton skills. · Participate in a badminton game.

Baseball · Explain the rules of baseball to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing baseball skills. · Participate in a baseball game.

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Basketball · Explain the rules of basketball to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing basketball skills. · Participate in a basketball game.

Bicycling · Explain the rules of safe bicycling to your den leader or adult partner. · Demonstrate how to wear the proper safety equipment for bicycling. · Show how to ride a bike safely. Ride for at least half an hour with an adult partner, your family, or den. Bowling · Explain to your leader or adult partner the rules of courtesy and safety for bowling. · Show how to pick out a ball of proper weight and with finger holes that fit your hand. · Play a complete game with your family or den. Fishing · Review your local fishing regulations with your leader or adult partner. Explain why they are important, and commit to following them. · Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook. · Try to catch a fish. Flag Football · Explain or discuss the simple rules of flag football with your den. · Practice running, passing, and catching skills for at least 30 minutes. · Play a game of flag football.

Golf · Explain the rules of golf to your leader or adult partner. Explain the need for caution concerning golf clubs and golf balls. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing golfing skills. · Participate in a round of golf (nine holes). Gymnastics · Explain the six events of men's gymnastics: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vaulting/side horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar. · Participate in three of the six events using the proper equipment. · Explain the safety rules you should follow to learn gymnastics. Ice Skating · Explain ways to protect yourself while ice skating, and the need for proper safety equipment. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of skating. · Go ice skating with a family member or den for at least three hours. Chart 39

your time. Marbles · Explain the rules of Ringer or another marble game to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to playa the game of Ringer or another marble game. · Participate in a marbles game. Physical Fitness · Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. · Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per minute. Determine your target heart rate. · Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance in each skill over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long jump, the 50-yard dash and the softball throw. Roller Skating · Explain ways to protect yourself while roller skating or inline skating, and the need for proper safety equipment. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of roller skating or inline skating. · Go skating with a family member or den for at least three hours. Chart your time. Soccer · Explain the rules of soccer to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing soccer skills. · Participate in a soccer game.

Softball · Explain the rules of softball to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing softball skills. · Participate in a softball game.

Snow Ski and Board Sports · Explain the conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding. · Explain "Your Responsibility Code," the rules of safety and courtesy for the slopes. (See "Your Responsibility Code" on the back of this page. (Click here to see "Your Responsibility Code") · Go skiing or snow boarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.

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Swimming · Explain rules of Safe Swim Defense. Emphasize the buddy system. · Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family. · While holding a kick board, propel yourself 25 feet using a flutter kick across the shallow end of the swimming area Table Tennis · Explain the rules of table tennis to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing table tennis skills. · Participate in a table tennis game.

Tennis · Explain the rules of tennis to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing tennis skills. · Participate in a tennis game.

Ultimate · Explain the rules of ultimate to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing ultimate skills. · Participate in a ultimate game.

Volleyball · Explain the rules of volleyball to your leader or adult partner. · Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the sport of volleyball. · Participate in a volleyball game.

Academic and Sports Pins

The Academic and Sports Pins are additional awards that a Cub Scout may earn. Every Academic and Sports Pin requires the completion of the beltloop requirements as well as five or more additional requirements. Please contact your Den Leader or Cubmaster for more information about the Academics and Sports Pins.

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UNIFORMING AND PATCH PLACEMENT

Cub Scout Uniform Patch Placement

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Adult Leader Uniform Patch Placement

BLUE SHOULDER EPAULETS FOR CUB SCOUT LEADERS AND WEBELOS WEARING TAN SHIRT

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PARENT NOTES

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Pack 465 - PARENT AND FAMILY TALENT SURVEY

To the Parents and Family of our New Scouts,

Please have each parent or adult family member complete a separate sheet and turn it in at this meeting

Welcome to Pack 465. As explained to you, Cub Scouting is for parents as well as boys. We have a fine group of families who have already indicated their willingness to help the pack, each according to their abilities and time. We invite you to add you talents and interests so that the best possible program can be developed for your boy and his friends. Den Leaders and Webelos Den Leaders are always busy with meeting planning and den activities. Our pack leaders and committee members know you have some talent that will help in the operation of our pack. Although your help may not be on a full-time basis, whatever assistance you can provide will be appreciated. Yours in Scouting, Kevin Hathcock, Committee Chairman ([email protected])

My Hobbies I can play and teach these sports My job, business, or profession would be of interest to Cub Scouts I am willing to help my boy and the pack as: My Scouting Experience: Pack Committee Member Den Leader Assistant Den Leader Den Leader Coach Cubmaster Webelos Den Leader Assistant Cubmaster Event Coordinator Rank Attained ________________________

Cub Scout General Activities Carpentry Swimming Games Nature Sports Outdoor Activities Crafts Music/Songs Bookkeeping

Boy Scout

Explorer

Adult Leader

Typing Drawing/Art Radio/Electronics Drama/Skits Cooking/Banquets Sewing Transportation Other: ___________ ________________ Webelos Activity Areas (Webelos den families only) Aquanaut Artist Craftsman Engineer Geologist Handyman Scientist Scholar

Name: Street Address: City: Home Email:

Special Program Assistance I have a van or truck: _______________________________________ I have a workshop I have family camping gear I can make contacts for special trips and activities I have access to a cottage or camping property I can, or know others who can, help with our Cub Scouts Sports Program I can give other help: _________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Athlete Family Member Naturalist Showman Citizen Fitness Outdoorsman Sportsman

Home Phone: Work Phone: State: Work Email: Zip Code:

Communicator Forester Readyman Traveler

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