Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed for boys 1st through 5th grade. The purpose of the program is to have fun while helping the boys develop character, their association with the community at large and their spiritual awareness.
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Boys are divided into dens based on grade level or age. Each Den is led by adult volunteers, mostly parents of Cubs. Each den has the ultimate goal to earn a rank in Cub Scouts; activities are directed to accomplish these advancements. 1st graders earn Tiger; 2nd graders earn Wolf; 3rd graders earn Bear, and; 4th and 5th graders work to earn Webelos and the Arrow of Light. A boy can join scouting at any level.
There are specific Catholic religious emblem award programs presented in the Pack through the Catholic Committee on Scouting: Parvuli Dei and Light of Christ.
Dens can meet at different times and places based on the families involved.
Each month, the Pack, as a whole, has a variety of activities, either at St. Patrick Church or at other venues. These activities are varied, such as a Halloween party, a visit to the fire station, Pinewood Derby races, camp outs, and Cardinals games, just to name a few. During the summer, den activities slow down, but camping opportunities arise.
During the year, the boys and parents are given opportunities to participate in fundraisers in which the scouts can earn money to pay for the program, including their cost of summer camps. Scholarships are available through the Family Friends of Scouting (Investment in Character Program) and the Pack, for boys in need of financial assistance.
All leaders are position-specific trained and youth protection trained.