Join Cub Scouts
have FUN while learning!
Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.
A Cub Scout Pack is made up of Dens, or smaller groups of boys all of the same age and/or grade level. The Dens are identified by rank:
K or age 6
1st Grade or age 7
2nd Grade or age 8
3rd Grade or age 9
4th Grade or age 10
Arrow Of Light
5th Grade or age 11
Although many boys start as Lions or Tigers, they can join at any time. Dens meet 3 times per month as a group at the church, to work on projects toward their rank, to prepare something for the Pack meeting, to work toward earning elective awards, or any other activity they like. They may go on field trips.
Once per month during the school year (September to June), all the Dens meet together as a Pack. The Cubmaster leads the Pack Meeting, which has been planned and organized with the help of the Pack Committee. The Pack Committee consists of all the Den Leaders, plus other adults who help run things "behind the scenes" for the Pack. Pack meetings often follow a theme, and are usually held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, although sometimes they are held at other locations.
The Pack also organizes activities outside of den and pack meetings, usually about one every 1-2 months. Past activities have included overnights at a Hershey Bear's game, Museum trips for earning belt-loops, and other overnight or one-day outings. The PA Dutch Council also sponsors events for all the Packs in the region, such as the Breakfast Hike at Camp Mack, Council Camporee, and Klondike Derby.
Boys "graduate" to the next rank level in June. They have a rank badge that they work to achieve that is specific to each rank. Although each boy only works on the rank for his age group in a given year, any boy who has just joined Cub Scouting must first earn a Bobcat award before he can be awarded his rank for that year.
During the summer months, we have at least one Pack activity each month, although Den and Pack meetings are suspended for the summer. Details and current positions are detailed on our Pack Leadership page.
You're Invited! Join Us for Our Regular Scheduled Pack Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of any month.
See the Calendar for the exact dates and times.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
200 West Orange Street, Lititz, PA 17543