About

Cub Scouts is fun with a purpose!

The Mission.
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.
 
The Pack:
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:
  • Tigers - First Grade (or age 7)
  • Wolves - Second Grade (or age 8)
  • Bears - Third Grade (or age 9)
  • Webelos I - Fourth Grade (or age 10)
  • Webelos II - Fifth Grade
Although many boys start as Tigers, they can join at any time. Dens meet 2-3 times per month as a group, 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 meet at Plymouth church with the Den Leader, the adult volunteer who organizes and runs the den meetings. They may go on field trips.

About 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 by 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 are held in the basement of Ellison Hall at Plymouth Church.

The Pack also organizes activities outside of den and pack meetings, usually about one every 1-2 months. Past activities have included overnights at the Museum of Science, Battleship Cove, PawSox outfield, and winter camping at Nobscot Scout Reservation.

Boys "graduate" to the next rank level in June or earlier. They have a rank badge that they work to achieve that is specific to each rank. We generally try to help boys to finish all the requirements for their rank badge by March, when we hold our Blue and Gold Banquet. However, they have until June to finish any awards for their 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.

Details and current positions are detailed in our Troop Leadership Chart and in the Troop Roster.
 
You're invited to join us at a Pack Meeting or a Den Meeting.
 
Plymouth Church
87 Edgell Rd, Framingham MA 01701