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Cub Scout Overview


At its core, Cub Scouts should be a fun activity that gives boys and their “Akela” (Cub Scout lingo for Parent or Guardian) an opportunity to learn and grow. Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement in the early 1900’s is attributed to saying “Scouting is a game with a purpose”.  For Cub Scout Pack 1, that purpose is not oriented in the ideology of any one group or community.  We simply feel that young people can explore their own interests and their families’ values whie having fun.

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Cub Scout Overview


At its core, Cub Scouts should be a fun activity that gives boys and their “Akela” (Cub Scout lingo for Parent or Guardian) an opportunity to learn and grow. Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement in the early 1900’s is attributed to saying “Scouting is a game with a purpose”.  For Cub Scout Pack 1, that purpose is not oriented in the ideology of any one group or community.  We simply feel that young people can explore their own interests and their families’ values whie having fun.

Cub Scouting uses some specific organization terminology so as a point of clarity, here are some highlights:

Pack     This is the whole group.  In our case, it consists of between 70-80 boys.

Den       Smaller units that correlate with grade level.  Presently we have one den for each grade

Tiger Cubs - First Grade

Wolf Cubs - Second Grade

Bear Cubs - Third Grade

Webelos I - Fourth Grade

Webelos II - Fifth Grade

Akela     A scout's parent or guardian  (Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Grandpa, Grandma, etc.)

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Pack 1 Overview


Pack 1 Overview


Cub Scout Pack 1 is not a one-dimensional organization.  Some boys enjoy camping, others like earning achievements.  Some boys (and not a few dads) like making Pinewood Derby Cars, others enjoy trips to the zoo and others the beach.  And of course, some of our cubs want to do it all!

The scouting year for Cub Scout Pack 1 mirrors the typical school year (Sep – May).

The Pack meets as a full group only once a month.  Typically we meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00PM – 4:30PM at Saint Mark’s Church Community Hall.

Dens usually meet once a month, oftentimes at a family's home or at an outing location (rock climbing, nature walk etc.)  Den meetings are scheduled by the den leadership in coordination with the parents.

Typically, when the Pack has a big outing or event, the event replaces the monthly Pack meeting.  We are aware that your sons have lots of things drawing their attention and we don’t want scouting to preclude their other activities.

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Pack 1 Annual Program


Pack 1 Annual Program


Cub Scout Pack 1 has a robust program offering activities that will satisfy and engage all:

Family camping trips to places like Catalina Island CampsCrazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat, and Camp Trask, a scout facility operated by the San Gabriel Valley Council.

Launch model rockets with the Southern California Rocket Association

Rock climbing at the Arcadia Rock Climbing Gym

Pinewood Derby - The scouts build and race cars with their Akela

Annual Blue and Gold Dinner - Our annual banquet where the oldest scouts earn their Arrow of Light and cross the bridge to Boy Scouts

Events are scheduled by pack leaders with input from all parents. If you have a particular interest, you can help the pack get your son engaged in fun activities that are not found on this list. Consider volunteering today!