Cub Scouting is a fun, outdoor, advancement program that positively affects every area of a boy’s life. Cub Scouting teaches your son:
- The Value of Family
- Social Skills
- Environmental Awareness
How Scouting Works:
Each Cub Scout is part of a “den” of 6-8 neighborhood boys in grades K-5. Dens meet a few times a month and are introduced to a wide range of social activities and award-based challenges that develop their self-responsibility, confidence, and service ethic.
All Cub Scout dens in your community come together at a “pack” meeting every month where they are recognized for their individual and group achievements.
Dens and packs may also participate in activities such as field trips, day camps, and overnight camps.
What’s the difference between a den and a pack:
A den typically consists of boys in the same grade. A pack contains all of the dens. Here is a list of the dens and the age/grade that corresponds to them:
- Lion Den (Kindergarten)
- Tiger Den (1st Grade)
- Wolf Den (2nd Grade)
- Bear Den (3rd Grade)
- Webelos 1 (4th Grade)
- Webelos 2 (5th Grade)
What It Costs:
You can find information about the fees here. Note, that all boys can join regardless of their ability to pay.
Parents and Youth:
Cub Scouting is a program that parents and children can do together. There are many volunteer positions available for parents who want to get more involved.
Pack 73 vs Pack 3073:
When our Pack was initially started under the Viking Council, it was given the designation of “Pack 73”. However, in 2005, the metro area’s councils merged together to form the current “Northern Star” Council. As part of the merger, several Cub Scout Packs in the merging council (Viking and Indianhead) had duplicate numbers, resulting in the need for clean differentiation. The solution was to redesignate the Minneapolis-area (“Viking” Council) packs adding “30” as a prefix. As a result, our official designation with the BSA since 2005 is “Pack 3073”. You will still see some historic references to “Pack 73”, like the website, but officially, we are Pack 3073.
For more information, please feel free to contact Mona Rosow.
For more information about Scouting, please visit by http://www.RocketIntoScouting.org