Watertown, Wisconsin Cub Scouts Pack 43 (Catholic Schools)
Welcome to the Pack 43 Cub Scout community. Our pack is chartered by
Catholic elementary schools in Watertown, Wisconsin, but boys of any
religion or school are welcome!
About Pack 43 Cub Scouting
Cub Scouts is for boys in first through fifth grades, but Tiger Scouts
(our youngest rank) often
get started in late kindergarten. The
Cub Scout mission
is "Fun With A Purpose"
and Pack 43 pursues this mission in a family-centered environment.
Most of our meetings are held after school or
early evening in St. Henry's cafeteria
and activities are designed to include siblings whenever possible,
making us a convenient option for busy families.
The "scouting handbook" is a key guide for our Cub Scouts as they
learn cooperation, master new skills, gain confidence and have fun!
One week our scouts may try out tools that will help them in the famous
in the less famous
or to build a birdhouse for a grandparent.
The next week they might play a game that involves 15 boys, a ball, a chair
and a whole lot of jumping and shouting.
What To Expect At a Meeting
The average pack meeting takes about one hour. It starts with the Pledge of
Allegiance, presentation of "the colors" (flags) by one of the
and a prayer.
Awards for previous achievements are given, den reports are made and
announcements (often for parents) are made while all are sitting still.
A large group game or other activity usually takes up the remainder of the meeting
(this is a time when siblings are often allowed to participate).
The meeting concludes by retiring the colors, usually after a group song or two.
The average den meeting also takes about one hour but is more focused
on completing a specific set of connected activities that help each scout progress toward
the next rank. Common sets involve safety, nature, health, woodworking and sports.
Special activity meetings such as the Pinewood Derby or summertime
camps are held throughout
the year and often invoke teamwork and sportmanship, as well as the
thrill of seeing hard work pay off.
Typical meeting uniform dress consists of a blue or tan (Webelos) scout
shirt, neckerchief and slide, scout belt and regular pants or jeans.
Belt loop achievements for sports and academics are worn on the scout belt
and other awards and rank progress awards are worn on the scout shirt.
Many scouts wear a red vest with their activity patches sewn on.
Boy Scouts sponsors over a dozen different, optional religious emblems that
Scouts and their families pursue outside of den or pack meetings
and with the help of their church.
Many Pack 43 scouts have pursued the
"Light of Christ"
(for younger Catholic scouts) or the
(for older Catholic scouts), but Scouts of any faith are welcome
at all meetings and welcome to pursue their own religious emblems or none at all.
Many meetings take place inside a Catholic elementary school and brief
prayers are often part of the meeting. Mass and other Catholic religious
ceremonies are not part of any den or pack meeting.
"http://www.pacunits.org/43" is the official web site of Watertown, Wisconsin Cub Scouts Pack 43