Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed for boys Kindergarten 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.
Mike Dierenfeldt • Cubmaster • 816-262-8616 • [email protected]
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.
Kindergartners work toward Lion; 1st graders work toward Tiger; 2nd graders work toward Wolf; 3rd graders work toward Bear, and; 4th and 5th graders work to work toward Webelos and the Arrow of Light. A boy can join scouting at any level.
First graders, and anyone beyond that grade who is new to Cub Scouting, completes the Bobcat Badge prior to working on their grade-specific badge of rank. Kindergartners, who are Lions, do not work on the Bobcat Badge.
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, campouts, 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.