• Mission Statement - The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Vision Statement - The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Scout Oath - On my honor I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong,mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

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A Scout is: 
Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

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Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Misconception With Girls Joining The Boy Scouts

Did you know that our BSA programs aren't Co-Ed? Although we are accepting girls, boys and girls will be separated! Here's the break-down of how our programs will function.

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Lion Pack

Lion's Honor:
a. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
b. Repeat the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
c. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
d. Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den.
e. Participate in an outing.

Fun on the Run:
a. Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
b. Have Lions make a nutritious snack for the den.
c. Understand the importance of rest.
Participate as a den in Jungle Field Day.

Animal Kingdom:
a.
Learn the role of someone who provides a service to your community.
b. Demonstrate you know what to do in an emergency.
c. Choose two energy saving projects to practice in your home for two weeks.
d. Participate in a Lion den family service project for others.

Mountain Lion:
a. Gather the outdoor items you need to have with you when you go on an outdoor adventure, and understand how they are used. Also understand and commit to practicing the buddy system.
b. Learn what SAW (Stay, Answer, Whistle) means. Demonstrate what you can do to stay safe if you become separated from the group when you are outdoors.
c. Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature when participating in a learning hike.

King of the Jungle:
a. Participate in a flag ceremony with your den.
b. Explain what it means to be a good citizen.
c. Explain what it means to be a leader.

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Bobcat Pack

Regardless of what age or grade a Cub Scout is in, he must earn the Bobcat rank before earning any other rank. The Bobcat requirements focus on the fundamentals of Cub Scouting that every Cub Scout must know. The Bobcat requirements are:

a. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
b. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
c. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
d. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
e. Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
f. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
g. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

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Tiger Pack

A child who is 7 years old or is in the first grade is a Tiger, and their adventures are found in the Tiger Handbook.

A 7 year old or child in the first grade joins Cub Scouting with their parent or adult guardian. Tigers and their adult partners are just that, partners. They attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together.

A Tiger first works on earning the Bobcat badge. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they go on to complete the requirements for the Tiger rank and the many electives that are offered.

Tiger Requirements
Complete each of the following Tiger required adventures with your den or family:
a. Games Tigers Play
b. My Tiger Jungle
c. Team Tiger
d. Tiger Bites
e. Tiger Circles: Duty to God
f. Tigers in the Wild
Complete one Tiger elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.
With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.

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Wolf Pack

A child who is 8 years old or is in the second grade is a Wolf, and their adventures are found in the Wolf Handbook.

Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Wolf must first earn the Bobcat badge. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they go on to complete the requirements for the Wolf rank.

Wolf Scouts work toward the Wolf rank. The Wolf rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below.

Complete each of the following Wolf required adventures with your den or family:
a. Call of the Wild
b. Council Fire
c. Duty to God Footsteps
d. Howling at the Moon
e. Paws on the Path
f. Running With the Pack
Complete one Wolf elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing
With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your

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Bear Pack

A child who is 9 years old or is in the third grade is a Bear, and their adventures are found in the Bear Handbook.

If a child is a new Cub Scout, they first earn the Bobcat badge. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they go on to complete the requirements for the Bear rank.

Bear Scouts work toward the Bear rank. The Bear rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below.

Complete each of the following Bear required adventures with your den or family:
a. Bear Claws
b. Bear Necessities
c. Fellowship and Duty to God
d. Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
e. Grin and Bear It
f. Paws for Action
Complete one Bear elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.
With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

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Webelos

A child who is in the fourth or fifth grade is a Webelos Scout, and their adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook.

If a child is a new Cub Scouts they first earn the Bobcat badge. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they go on to complete the requirements for the Webelos rank and then onto the Arrow of Light and the many electives that are offered. If a child joins in the fourth grade they earn the Webelos rank and then the Arrow of Light. If a child joins in the fifth grade they may start working on the Arrow of Light without earning the Webelos rank first.

The Webelos program is designed to prepare Cub Scouts to join a Scouts BSA Troop in February of their fifth grade year. This gives time for new Scouts to get familiar with the Troop and time to prepare for summer camp.

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Arrow of Light

A boy who is in the fourth or fifth grade is a Webelos Scout, and his adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook. Once a boy has completed his Webelos rank requirements or a new boy joins Cub Scouting in the fifth grade, he may work on Arrow of Light requirements Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Arrow of Light Scout must first earn his Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat he may go on to complete the requirements for the Arrow of Light rank and the many electives that are offered for his rank.

All Cub Scouts, except for those boys who join Cub Scouting for the first time in fifth grade, must earn their Webelos rank prior to earning Arrow of Light. The requirements for Webelos and Arrow of Light may be worked on at the same time but the tenure requirements for each must be met and the awards must be earned and presented sequentially.

The den meeting plans for the Webelos rank adventures are found in the Webelos Den Leader Guide along with other tips and hints for running a fun Cub Scout Program. WebelosGuideWeb

Arrow of Light Badge Requirements
Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)
Complete each of the following Arrow of Light required adventures with your den or family:
a. Building a Better World
b. Camper
c. Duty to God in Action
d. Scouting Adventure
Complete three Webelos elective adventures of your den or family’s choosing.
With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*
*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.

For each adventure, the Arrow of Light Scout must complete the requirements as outlined in the Webelos Handbook. Requirement 7 of Bobcat and requirement 4 of Webelos and Arrow of Light are identical. If a Cub Scout earns his Bobcat rank during the same year that he begins working on his Webelos or Arrow of Light rank, he needs to complete the requirement only one time.

A parent, guardian, or other caring adult acknowledges the completion of each achievement part by signing the boy’s handbook (Akela’s OK). The den leader also signs each boy’s handbook (Den Leader’s OK) and records progress in the den’s advancement records. The Webelos Scouts also keep track of their own advancement using the Adventure Tracking section in the back of their handbooks, and under the guidance of the den leader, they can also keep a record of their individual progress on a den advancement chart and den doodle.

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Fax. 716.665.5212


Local Contact for Pack 0557 Shinglehosue PA
Bill Shelp (Cub Master)
Email: shelpw@yahoo.com

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