Cub Scouts (Pack 207)
New for 2018/1019:
- Both Boys & Girls may join Cub Scouting
- New Lion program for Kindergarten age children
Cub Scout Pack 207 began more than 50 years ago at St. Michael’s! Historically, Cub Scouting has involved boys from 1st grade through 5th grade, although siblings and families have always been welcome to participate in Pack activities. Beginning in the 2018/2019 school year, both boys and girls may participate in the adventure that is Cub Scouts. Also new for the 2018/2019 school year, Pack 207 is rolling out the new Lion program for Kindergarten age children.
Last year, over 50 boys were involved in Cub Scouting at St. Michaels. Since the 2015 program update, Cub Scouts learn the same Scout Oath and Scout Law as the older Boy Scouts and are leaning how to apply the principles to their lives even at this early age.
Scouting at this age is a family adventure. The entire family, including siblings, is invited to participate in Pack adventures. Cub Scouts are broken out into grade-based Dens. The entire Pack meets on the first Tuesday of the month for advancements, a program and a fun activity. The individual Dens meet on the second and third Tuesdays to work on Adventures towards belt loops or pins and end of year rank advancements.
Pack 207 recruits from Killarney Elementary, Lake Silver Elementary, Monarch, Princeton Elementary, St. Charles and St. James, although we have children from other schools and some that are homeschooled. We are always welcoming to new faces and encourage anyone to come to a monthly Pack meeting to see what Cub Scouting is about. You can find out more by visiting Facebook and looking up @Pack207 or by emailing leadership at Pack207Scouts@gmail.com.
Pack 207 participates in other events such as camping, fundraising, parades and volunteer opportunities, including the annual food drive Scouting for Food, the nation’s largest single day food drive. We have dedicated & trained Adult Leaders for each Den, and the Pack overall, who provide a safe and encouraging environment for the Cubs to try new things, reach their full potential and follow the principles of the Scout Oath and Law. The Cub Scout Motto is “Do your best” and that is all we ask.
We have a very exciting year planned for 2018/2019. In addition to our annual Cub Halloween Nights campout at Camp La-No-Chee, Spring campout and annual end-of-year party, we have many fun activities planned for the kids.
During the summers, the Cubs may participate in several Cub Scout specific Day Camps, including one right here in College Park.
Pack 207’s continued success depends on the participation of dedicated parents or family members who volunteer their time and talents to help run the Pack. We expect all adults to volunteer in some capacity during the year. We offer various opportunities for adult volunteers, each requiring different gifts, skills and time commitments.
Thank you to St. Michael`s for being our chartered organization and sponsoring Cub Scouting for over 50 years! Thank you to our parent volunteers for their time and commitment to the Scouting program. Finally, thank you to our parents for allowing us to be involved in your children`s development. Their involvement in Cub Scouting will influence the rest of their lives, and their (and your) experiences will be priceless.
Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster, Pack 207