What are the purposes of Cub Scouting?
Parents. leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the ten 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
What age boys can participate in Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts is for boys in the first through fifth grades, after that they move on to Boy Scouts
If my son didn't join Cub Scouts in first grade, can he still join?
Yes - Boys can join scouting in any grade, and they can join at any time during the year. It's more fun to join in the beginning of the school year, but it is not necessary.
How are the Scouts organized?
The boys belong to dens with other boys from their grade as follows:
First grade: Tigers
Second grade: Wolves
Third grade: Bears
Fourth and Fifth grades: Webelos
All the dens (and all the boys) belong to the Pack.
Packs are sponsored by a chartering organization - Pack 101 is sponsored by the Erin School PTC.
Packs belong to a Boy Scout Council - we are part of the Potawatomi Council, which covers Waukesha and Southern Washington County.
How often do you meet?
There are two regularly scheduled meetings per month:
Den meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Erin School in different classrooms by den.
Pack meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Erin School Multipurpose room.
There are special Scouting events - like the Pinewood Derby or the Blue and Gold Dinner - that are scheduled on other dates
Finally, we have outings to sports events like Brewers or Bucks games, field trips to places like the Ashipun Fire station or the EAA, and other special trips like camping at Indian Mound Reservation or hiking that are scheduled on an ad hoc basis.
Our schedule is kept current on our website
Who can attend the meetings and outings?
All meetings and outings are open to all family members. Some trips such as the Indian Mound camping outing are restricted to Cub Scouts and parents (i.e. non-Scout siblings cannot attend)
Tiger Cubs must be accompanied by an adult to all meetings and outings. Wolf, Bear, and Webelos scouts can attend meetings unaccompanied but we encourage adult participation, especially in the Pack meetings.
What is the Advancement process?
Scouts work on achievements with their families and the den or Pack to earn the badge for their rank - Tiger, Cub, Bear, and Webelos. The achievements (which are outlined in the Scout handbooks) are geared towards their age group and get more challenging as the boys' skills and experience grows.
The achievements help reinforce the purposes and values of Scouting.
Do Scouts have to wear uniforms?
Uniforms are worn at all Scout meetings. Sometimes we wear uniforms to non-Scouting events to let people know that we are Scouts.
How much does Cub Scouts cost?
There is an annual fee which is determined every year, which includes a subscription to Boy's Life magazine. The Pack provides supplies for most projects, food for some events, and other items.
Some outings (such as attending a professional sports event) have ticket fees and other costs that are the responsibility of the Scout's family.
Scouts wear the Cub Scout uniform (shirt and neckerchief) at all meetings - the uniform can be purchased at the Scout shop; which is located in the Potawatomi Council Boy Scout Center.
Do you have fundraisers?
We have one fundraising event that we ask for your participation in - selling Christmas wreaths. The profits from the sale are used for the benefit of the pack - for things like purchasing supplies or paying for entertainment at the Blue and Gold Dinner
What do you do at meetings?
At den meetings, boys work on projects related to achievements for their rank, play games, prepare for outings and events, and practice skits.
At Pack meetings, boys present skits, work on projects, play games, and participate in award ceremonies. Leaders discuss practical aspects of the twelve Cub Scout values. Boys share achievements and family experiences.
We have a flag ceremony at every Pack meeting and most Den meetings. We usually recite the Cub Scout promise and the Pledge of Allegiance.
What are the Cub Scout values?
Here are the 12 Core Values Cub Scouting strives to teach:
Health and fitness
Who are the leaders of Pack 101?
Jeff Brewer is the Cubmaster
Mike Oswald is the Assistant Cubmaster
Dan Kuehn is the Webelos Den Leader
Contact information is on the Contacts page of our website
Here are some of the activities Pack 101 Cub Scouts participate in:
Build and race Pinewood Derby cars
Build and race "Raingutter Regatta" sailboats
Enjoy a yearly "Blue and Gold" Dinner with entertainment
Hold an indoor campfire program
Build a Pack spirit stick
Go camping at Indian Mound Reservation
Help collect food for the needy
Send movie packages to US servicemen
Build a sign for the Erin School Book Fair
Go to the Scout night Brewer's Game
Go to the New Year's Eve Harlem Globetrotters game
Go on hikes
Have a Pack and family picnic