The Cub Scouting program is designed to encourage group and family involvement in activities which help boys to learn to respect their home, country and other people. It also helps boys:
Learn new physical skills through sports, crafts and games
Learn how to get along with others through group activities
Expand mental skills learning about their community and the world around them
Develop personal independence
Learn to make values-based decisions that assist them throughout their adult life
Scouting in the Boston Minuteman Council is an open community. All interested boys are welcome. There are no restrictions; join, enjoy, and partake of the scouting experience. http://www.soar2012.org/_media/BMC_Policy_of_Nondiscrimination.pdf
Pack 160 and its families help Cubs develop these skills and have a great time through a variety of activities such as:
| - Weekend Family Camp|| - Pinewood Derby Race || - Rocket Launches |
| - Hiking|| - Cub Scout Olympics|| - Popcorn Fundraiser|
| - Ski / Tubing Trip|| - Service Projects|| - Battleship Sleepover|
| - Earning Badges|| - Campfires|| - Museum of Science Sleepover|
Entertaining activities and events are parent-led. Parents are requested to be participants in the Cub Scout program.
The pack is organized around an adult Cubmaster and Den Leaders who lead Scouts and parents in monthly meetings, typically the third Thursday of each month during the school year from 7-8 PM. Each grade school class forms a Den as the primary activity group. Each Den meets once or twice a month at a mutually convenient time in addition to the monthly Pack meeting. The Fiske and Bridge schools that comprise Pack 160 usually have a den for each grade level (1st through 5th) from each school, which provides classmates and schoolmates a fun social circle outside of school with people they know.
The Scouting program is well-documented with clear and detailed program guides. This enables parents to be informed, participate and guide the progress of their Scout.
Each Scout, assisted by a parent and Den Leader, participates in individual and group activity programs laid out in clear and concise detail in the Cub Scout handbook for each grade level.
The Den Leader’s responsibility is to provide instruction, guidance and organization to enable the scouts to enjoy each and every activity while learning skills that benefit them throughout their lifetime.
The Cubmaster and Pack Committee provide support and leadership to each Scout, each Scout’s parent(s), Den Leaders, activity leaders and to the community that the pack serves.
Scouting in the Boston Minuteman Council is an open community. All interested boys are welcome. There are no restrictions; join, enjoy and partake of the scouting experience.
Those in need of financial assistance are welcome. No one is turned away.
All boys in the Fiske and Bridge school districts, grades 1-5, are welcome (regardless of whether your Scout attends the public school system). See the Links tab for information on Packs serving other school districts.
The following instructions are for people who join after registration night in September 2012:
If you missed the September registration night, you will need to do the following to join:
1. Send an email to the Cubmaster (Kevin Colburn) at Pack160.Cubmaster@gmail.com indicating that you are interested in joining. The Cubmaster will arrange for you to pick up a Cub Scout application form and will ensure that you are assigned to the appropriate den.
2. Fill out a payment form to determine the amount of the check to submit (the amount is simply $70 if you pick up your own items at the scout store -- see below): http://pack160.us/upldDocuments/Unit217/Payment Form Fall 2012.xls
3. Write check for the total amount payable to "Pack 160."
4. Fill out a Youth Medical form: http://pack160.us/upldDocuments/Unit217/Medical Registration Form.pdf
5. Fill out a Driver registration form (please include the insurance limits; the Scouts insist on having this information for our own insurance coverage): http://pack160.us/upldDocuments/Unit217/Driver Form.pdf
6. The Cubmaster will give you an address to which you should send the application, payment form, and check.
7. Go to the Scout Store and pick up the following: Blue Scout Shirt, Council Patch, purple world scout patch, the book for your rank (1st grade = Tiger, 2nd grade = Wolf, 3rd = Bear, 4th & 5th = Webelos), the neckerchief for your rank and the grey Boy Scout neckerchief slide. You might also want to purchase the "patch attachment wizard" so you do not have to sew patches. The Cubmaster will then give you red 160 numerals.
Map of the Woburn Scout store location: http://goo.gl/maps/gCv2. NOTE: although the store address is 340 Washington Street in Woburn, which is part of the Cummings Park office complex, the shop is on the ground floor of the "400" Building. The building is set back from Washington Street, and the entrance to the shop is on the South side of the building -- the same side as People's United Bank and Weight Watchers. Their phone number is (781) 937-4282 and they are open weekdays 9:30am-6:00pm and Saturday 9:30am-3:00pm.
8. Refer to the "Calendar" link on the Pack website for timing and location of Pack activities. Your Den leader will be in contact with you about Den meetings.
9. Pick up a yellow Pack t-shirt from the Cubmaster at the next Pack meeting.
10. Have Fun!
The fees for the 2012-2013 season are approximately the following:
Uniform (can use same uniform for a few years, so this expense is not every year): $40-55
Most of the outings and activities are paid for from the dues and the Pack's annual popcorn fundraiser. There are additional fees depending upon the special events, which are optional:
Typically $45-55 for cub plus $45-55 for parent/guardian for Winter Sleepover (including food) - cub is free if he sells a certain amount of popcorn
$20 each per cub and other family members for weekend family camp in July (including food). This is OPTIONAL.
Additional fees for week-long summer camp (also OPTIONAL) and potentially for some additional activities depending upon popcorn fundraiser results.