Cub Scouts Belong to Pack and Den
Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack. A pack is a large group of boys.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to 10 boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are about the same age and live in the same neighborhood.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Cub Scouting means “doing.” You have lots to do as a Cub Scout—crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, and puzzles, to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the den and pack. The den usually meets every week, and the pack meets once a month all year long. At den meetings and pack meetings, Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning.
Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual blue and gold banquet, field contests, and derbies such as the pinewood derby. They go on field trips. They go camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures. They take part in community events. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, you’ll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
While you’re having fun, you’ll also be earning badges and awards. You’ll work on projects with your parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish. When you have earned a badge, you and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony. The badge is given to the adult, and he or she then gives it to you in front of the whole pack. This is a way of saying “thank you” to your family for their help in earning your award.
The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Boys do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is popular, too. Cub Scouts get to learn about favorite subjects such as art, math, science, and citizenship. Or they play individual and team sports such as archery, gymnastics, skating, or soccer. You don’t need to be a star athlete to play Cub Scout Sports. You’re a winner when you do your best.
Cub Scouts can earn many other awards and medals too, sometimes by themselves and sometimes as members of their pack. They can earn or help their pack earn Quality Unit awards, religious emblems, the Emergency Preparedness Award, the Outdoor Activity Award, or the World Conservation Award.
When you earn an award in Cub Scouting, you learn new skills. You also get to use your new skills and your new knowledge in projects and demonstrations. You show what you know. People get to see what you’ve learned as a Cub Scout.
Cub Scouting Has a Purpose
There is a reason for everything boys do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.
Ready to join the fun?
Visit www.beascout.org, pick the Cub Scouts tab and use 20770 as the zipcode. Pack 202 will be at the top of the list.
From this page you can enter your contact information and a Pack leader will contact you shortly and invite you to our next meeting.
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Pack 202 has been Chartered for 65 years in the National Capital Area Council and we are the oldest Pack in Prince George’s County.
Dens meet ﬁrst three Thursdays of the month, the last Thursday of the Month (pending Holidays and Special Events) will be the Pack Meetings. This is where all the Dens get together and the Cubs get to show off what all they did that month, sing songs, tell jokes, and do skits.
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Can be purchased at the Marriott Scout Service Center, 9190Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301-564-1091.All uniforms need the following patches: NCAC on the shoulder, Pack numerals 202, the World Crest Emblem, and the appropriate handbook. Bring your son to the Scout Shop and show him all of the great awards he can earn.
Short sleeve shirts are the best bet. In colder weather, the Cubs can wear a long sleeved shirt under it. The Switchback pants are great, blue jeans, or shorts can be worn for the pants.
All forms/paperwork must be turned in by the next meeting in order for your Son to attend the next Den/Pack meeting. This is a BSA rule, and we must abide by them.
Every parent is expected to participate in helping to coordinate den and pack activities to make this fun for everyone.
Meeting Location & Time
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Greenbelt Community Church
1 Hillside Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770