Scout Pack 21 Parents Information Page
Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 21!! This
page has been put together to help answer any questions you may have and
help you understand how our Pack functions. The Pack adheres to the
policies and procedures of the Boy Scouts of America. We encourage the
active participation of parents and guardians to help you and your boy
get the most out of the “Scouting Experience”.
Gouverneur United Methodist Church
sponsors Cub Scout Pack 21, as well as Boy Scout Troop 21. The Pack was
chartered in 1946. The program is available to all boys, from 1st
through 5th Grades. The Pack currently has approximately 25 youth
members and the Troop 25 youth members.
Boys are able to start Cubbing the
fall starting in 1st grade in the Tiger Cub Program, which
runs though the first grade school year. This program centers on family
based activities to slowly introduce the boys and parents to Scouting. A
variety of activities are planned as the boy’s progress through Wolf
(2nd Grade), Bear (3rd Grade) and Webelos ranks (Grades 4 and 5). A Den
Leader guides the boys through the requirements of each rank.
The Pack Committee consists of all
the Den Leaders, the Cubmaster, Secretary, Treasurer and other
interested adult volunteers. The Committee members coordinate
advancements, Blue & Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, and other
activities. Any parent is invited to attend Pack Committee meetings,
which are generally held the second Tuesday of the month to follow the
Northern Lights District Roundtable. Other “subcommittees” of the
Pack Committee include Halloween Party, Popcorn Fundraiser, Pinewood
Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, and Day Camp and Cub and Webelos Adventure
Weekend Camp. Volunteers are always welcome!
Yearly, each parent is asked to
read and sign “How to Protect Your Child From Child Abuse” in the
front of the Cub Scout Book. It is vital to the safety of our boys that
this subject is addressed. We also offer the Boy Scouts “Youth
Who is Akela?
In order to defray the costs of the
Pack activities, Scouts are encouraged to participate in fund raising
activities, the Pack Committee will decide the type of fundraiser and
how many will be held each year. The dens collect weekly dues to pay for
supplies used in den crafts and activities. The monies raised by the
Pack are used to cover Pack expenses. This includes advancement awards,
books, re-registration, and pack and district events, as determined by
the Pack Committee. All
checks need to be made to Cub Scout Pack 21. Please note the Scouts name
and function for which you are paying in the memo section of the check
(i.e.- Webelos camp, popcorn sales, etc.). All donations are tax
Pack 21 dues cover the cost of
awards, Pack activities, Cub Scout registration and its liability
insurance, Pack 21 hat, and corresponding book. Pack 21 annual dues are
Den meetings are held at the
discretion of the Den Leaders, but average weekly or every other week.
Attendance is expected. Parents are strongly encouraged to join in. BSA
does not stand for Baby Sitters of America. Activities related to a
specific achievement are usually offered only once at a meeting, and if
it is missed, it is the parent's responsibility to assist in making up
Pack meetings are held once each
month. At the Pack Meetings, the boys are recognized for their
activities and receive their awards. We have special speakers or
activities of interest to boys and all are welcome to attend. This is a
special time for the boys, as they are recognized in front of the whole
Pack for a job well done. It is strongly encouraged that all parents
attend the Pack Meetings. Pinewood Derby is held in January, and the
Blue & Gold Banquet is held in February, and they each take the
place of a regular Pack Meeting. See the Pack Calendar for a list of all
the Pack activity dates.
Patches and Badges
Class A Uniform
The Pack will offer the
Boy Scouts of America program for Youth Protection periodically. This
class is also offered through various training programs of the Northern
Lights District. After completing this 1-1 ˝ hour course, you will
receive a “green card” certifying that you have completed this
class. Pack 21 requires the BSA policy for “two deep leadership” in
which at least 2 leaders with this training are at all functions for the
safety of our boys. Please try to get trained if at all possible.
If you should ever have
any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact your
leader or any of the Pack leadership. Your ideas and suggestions are
always welcome. All Committee meetings and Den meetings are open for you
to join in!!! Once again, we welcome you to our Pack!
Law of the Pack
Cub Scout follows Akela
Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
Cub Scout gives goodwill.
For more information, please
Send snail-mail to:
4560 State Highway 58
Gouverneur, NY 13642-0033