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What is Cub Scouting?

"There is a battle of significant consequence taking place in the lives of boys in America today. In simple terms, it is the battle between doing what is right or wrong. A recent study conducted by Louis Harris & Associates indicates that the proportion of boys choosing to do what is wrong is alarmingly high. Even basic values such as not cheating on schoolwork and not stealing seem to be unstable.

Clearly, the results of this study indicate that our nation's youth are struggling with ethical and moral decisions, and that these difficulties can only increase with age. Therefore, the need for reinforcing and rewarding strong moral standards and providing positive role models at a young age is more important than ever before.

Cub Scouting creates a climate of cooperative and collaborative relationships between adults and children--a laboratory for adults and children to get to know one another. It provides opportunities for children to acquire the capacity for accomplishment. The program affirms to the child that the world really is an interesting place.

Cub Scouting is fun! But it is fun with a purpose. Woven though all the fun is an inspired program that really works. Tried and proven methods are used that transfer traditional values, build character, and develop leadership skills -- all in the context of fun and family togetherness." (BSA: Operation Tiger Mania 1996) 

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, The Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting.  Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the BSA program designed for boys who are in first through fifth grades (or are 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the 10 purposes of Cub Scouting:

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun and Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three traditional membership divisions (the others are Boys Scouting and Venturing).

Membership

Cub Scouting members join a pack and are assigned to a den, a group of six to eight boys of the same age or school grade.  Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), and Webelos Scouts (fourth- and fifth-graders) meet 2-3 times a month under the direction of a Den Leader and assistants.  Once a month, all the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of the Cubmaster and pack committee.  The committee includes parents of boys in the pack and members of the chartered organization (in our case Our Lady Queen of Peace Church).

Volunteer Leadership

Volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Cub Scout program.  They serve in a variety of positions, as everything from unit leaders to pack committee chairmen, committee members, den leaders, and chartered organization representatives.  Like other phases of the Scouting program, a Cub Scout pack belongs to an organization with interests similar to those of the BSA. This organization, which might be a church, school, community organization, or group of interested citizens, is chartered by the local BSA council to use the Scouting program. This chartered organization provides a suitable meeting place, adult leadership, supervision, and opportunities for a healthy Scouting life for the boys under its sponsorship. Each organization appoints one of its members as a chartered organization representative. The organization, through the pack committee, is responsible for providing leadership, the meeting place, and support materials for pack activities.

Who Pays For It?

Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are the boys and their parents, the pack, the chartered organization, and the community. The boy is encouraged to pay his own way by contributing dues each week. Packs also obtain income by working on approved money-earning projects. The community, including parents, supports Cub Scouting through the United Way, Friends of Scouting enrollment, bequests, and special contributions to the BSA local council. This financial aid supports leadership training, outdoor programs, council service centers and other facilities, and professional service for units.

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CUB SCOUT PROMISE

I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.


LAW OF THE PACK

The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.


CUB SCOUT MOTTO

Do your best.


TIGER CUB MOTTO

Search, Discover, Share


OUTDOOR CODE

As an American, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.

Pack Contacts

Cubmaster: Lou Sierra
cubmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Cubmaster: Michael Schroll
asstcubmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Arrow of Light Leader: Jay Riesenman
arrowoflightleader@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Webelos Den Leader: needed
webelosdenleader@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Bear Den Leader: needed
beardenleader@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Wolf Den Leader: Michael Schroll
wolfdenleader@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Tiger Den Leader: Scott Wylie
tigerdenleader@OLQPTroopandPack159.org


Committee Chair: Jay Riesenman
packcommchair@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Secretary: volunteer needed
pack_secretary@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Treasurer: Colleen Benedetto
pack_treasurer@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Advancement Coordinator: Noelle Riesenman
pack_advan@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Trainer Coordinator: Matthew Wells
pack_train@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Press Secretary: Rich Bakunas
pack_press@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Religious Emblems Coordinator: Dan Butcher
rel_emblems@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Pack Committee
packcommittee@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Charter Organization Rep: Dcn. David Cedrone
charterrep@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

If you are having problems sending an email using the above links, please copy the address

Boy's Life

A Special Thanks

Sincere appreciation and gratitude to Father Michael and Deacon Dave of Our Lady Queen of Peace for your support of the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Committee Members and Parents!

THANK YOU!