Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens
As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about eight to ten boys. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and usually go to the same school. Pack 1706 consists of the Tiger Cubs (First Grade), Wolves (Second Grade), Bears (Third Grade), Webelos I (Fourth Grade) and Webelos II (Fifth Grade).
The Cub Scout Pack 1706 is sponsored and chartered by the Martell PTO and is entirely self funded. The Pack 1706 Leadership is committed to making Cub Scouting at Martell both relevant and exciting in today's world. The official Executive Officer of the Pack is, Principal Lesser. Pack 1706 is run and organized by volunteer parents, even parents who have had no previous Scouting experience. Pack 1706 consists of a Cubmaster, a Committee Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and other committee members. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world. Each Den is run and organized by a Den Leader, who is also a parent volunteer. Pack meetings and Den meetings are held once a month with Pack meetings held at different locals while most Den meetings occur typically at the Den Leader's residence but can be anywhere; and always there are trained and certified adults at the meetings.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Have you been to the local police station and talked to the policemen on duty? Or visited the fire station and sat in the driver's seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local TV station and sat in the news anchor's chair? Have you ever spent the night on a submarine? Ever watched a movie from the outfield grass of a baseball diamond? These are some of the places and things you might go and do with your den or pack.
You might also build a pinewood derby car and race it on the track, build a sailboat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta, or build a spaceship and race it to the stars in the pack space derby.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill, you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a bead or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents' faces to see you grow and learn. The Scouts will be honored at the annual Blue and Gold Banquet in front of all their peers.
Visit the Boy Scouts of America website for more information on Cub Scouting:
The Michigan Crossroads Council serving the Lower Peninsula of Michigan:
Please also read the "Cub Scout Parent Information Guide" below.