PARENT INFORMATION

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In Cub Scouting, youth, families, leaders, and chartered organizations work together to achieve the following objectives:

 

  • To influence a child's character development and spiritual growth.

  • To help youth develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.

  • To encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body.

  • To improve understanding within the family.

  • To strengthen a child's ability to get along with others.

  • To help foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills.

  • To provide fun and exciting things to do.

  • To show how to be helpful and do one’s best and prepare them to Be a Scout.

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Rank Advancement

 

The first patch earned by all cub scouts is the Bobcat patch. This is earned by demonstrating a basic knowledge of scouting and must be achieved before rank patches are earned. Each rank of cub scout is working toward earning the patch for that level. The Tigers are working toward earning their Tiger patch etc. In order to earn their rank patch, each scout must complete a certain number of Achievements thoughout the year, either at den meetings or with "Akela", their parent. These achievements are signed off as completed in the scouts handbook, first by "Akela", then by the Den Leader when the Achievement has been recorded in ScoutTrack.com. Additionally, the scout may complete Electives, which are optional items. Each scout's rank handbook contains complete information about Achievements and Electives.

 

At Pack meetings throughout the year, "progress toward advancement" belt loops or patches are awarded to boys after they've completed the necessary requirements. Other optional awards may also be earned and awarded. The final rank advancement patch is awarded at Graduation or toward the end of the year, usually in a special ceremony held by the Pack.

 

Scout Uniforms

 

All scouts are required to wear a Class A shirt, neckerchief and slide for rank and a belt. These may be purchased at the Scout shop on I-459 at Liberty Parkway.

 

 

Camps and Campouts

 

Cub Haunted - Campout and earn advancements
Cub Scout Day Camp - Takes place in the afternoons. Can earn many advancements.
USS Alabama - See the historic battleship and camp on-board overnight.
Trussville Christmas Parade - Represent the pack or your den and ride a float in the annual parade.
Memorial Day Flag Placement - Honor fallen heroes at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
Scout night at the Birmingham Barons
Shark Tooth Creek
Pinewood Derby
Raingutter Regatta

 

 

Fundrasing

 

Every year we sell Trails End popcorn for fundraising. This is a required participation fundraiser and happens in the fall.

 

 

Health and Safety

 

Every scout parent is required to complete a health form provided by the district.

We encourage all parents to take the online Youth Protection Training.

All leaders have completed a background check and are required to complete youth protection training prior to assuming the role as a leader.