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Cub Scout Activities

Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.

Den Meetings

The Pack is divided into small groups of about eight boys called Dens under the direction of adult Den Leaders and, in some cases, Boy Scout Den Chiefs. The Den Leaders are trained parent volunteers. The Den allows boys to get to know each other better and engage in age-specific activities that would be difficult in a larger group. The Den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys as they elect "denners" to help to teach each other. Dens hold meetings two evenings a month at Marshall Hill School. Dens also schedule monthly field trips or "Go-and-Sees" to local museums, sporting events, parks etc. Den activities are planned around a monthly theme and include games, handicrafts, demonstrations, hikes and other outdoor fun, practicing skits and songs in preparation for the next Pack meeting and taking part in simple ceremonies. Usually work on advancement requirements is included, but some of that work is accomplished by the boys with their parents. The Den Leaders may ask for special help occasionally from parents (helping with a meeting, sharing a special skill, or just providing a snack for the boys).

Pack Meetings

The Pack includes not only the boys in each den, but also their families, and their leaders. The Pack meets once a month (typically on the third Friday at OLQP school) with Cub Scouts, leaders, parents and other family members attending. The Pack meeting is the climax of the month's den meetings and activities. It gives the dens something to look forward to and work toward. This is a chance to recognize the boys, their parents, and their leaders. In addition to its regular meetings, the Pack sponsors certain special events. These include service projects (e.g. "Scouting for Food" food drive for the needy), outdoor activities (e.g. family campout), fund raising activities (e.g. Popcorn Sale), and participation in community events (e.g. Memorial Day parade). The Cubmaster is an adult volunteer who serves as master of ceremonies at all Pack meetings and leads Pack activities of all kinds. The Pack Committee is a group of adult volunteers who plan the Pack program and individual activities as well as managing such things as record keeping, finance, leadership recruitment, and registration. The Pack Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at the OLQP annex and meetings are open to any interested parent.

Camping

Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts into the great out-of-doors. Cub Scout pack families enjoy camping in local council camps and other council-approved campsites. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.

  • Camp Lewis:
    NNJ Council run summer resident camp in Rockaway
  • Camp Yaw-Paw:
    NNJ Council run summer day camp in Mahwah
  • Weboree:
    Weekend camping trip and competition exclusively for Webelos

December, 17

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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!