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LMES Pack 15

Middlebury & Southbury, CT

Teaching Cub Scouting Traditions in

Middlebury & Southbury since 1998

ALL ABOUT CUB SCOUTING
 

Cub Scouting


Cub Scouting embraces Family Values, Character Growth, Citizenship, Scout Skills, Life Skills, Creativity, Fitness and most of all FUN. Cub Scouts are organized in Packs and further divided into age appropriate Dens. Cub Scouts range from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade depending upon your sons age. Visit the "Dens" portion of our site to learn more. With all that it embraces, and encourages, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts give boys a leg up on their competition due to the very nature of the programs.




Pack Structure


LMES Pack 15 is governed by a Pack Committee, made up of volunteers from our Pack who organize and plan all of our events. The Committee also selects leaders, performs record keeping, manages the pack, orders badges, awards, and equipment. The Committee makes sure that the Pack is run properly and in accordance with the By-Laws and Regulations enforced by our District Executive. We are in the Mad River District. Lastly, we are overseen by the Connecticut Rivers Council, who represents us Nationally. Our charter organization is the LMES PTO who charters our pack under their title and, more importantly, provides us with help and support throughout the year with recruiting and community service projects.




Adult Leaders


Adult Leaders of Cub Scout packs take the names of The Jungle Book's main characters and are called Akela. Carefully selected leaders provide good role models and are taught to reinforce positive qualities of character. All Adult leaders are trained in Youth Protection and abide by the Two Deep policy while around any Cub Scout.




The Time


The time you'll spend with your young Cub Scout will be well spent. You will work with your son on his various award requirements. Each Den and Pack meeting are carefully planned by our Den Leaders and the Cubmaster. Our Dens meet 1-3 times per month in the evenings for about an hour and usually include a "go see it" function like a visit to our local Bank, Town Hall, Fire/Police Department etc. Start times vary from Den to Den because of age. As the Cub Scout moves up the ranks, he is required to be more and more self sufficient and aside from Den meetings, extra curricular effort is required by the Scout to meet the requirements of all the Activity Badges needed to earn the final and most coveted Arrow of Light Award.




Pack Meetings


Pack Meetings are once a month and this is when all the dens get together for a well planned scouting function. All the scouts love the Pack meetings because it is similar to going to a party. Our Pack Meetings are themed and include several aspects to keep the boys interested and the time flies by! As the weather gets nice, we like to bring our Pack Meetings outside to enjoy nature and the great outdoors.




Committee


Every pack is under the supervision of a Pack Committee, which consists of at least three members (chair, secretary, and treasurer). By handling administrative and support tasks, the Pack Committee allows the Cubmaster, Den leaders, and their assistants to focus on working directly with the Cub Scouts. With a committee of three, members must assume responsibility for more areas of service than with a committee of seven or more. Although packs can and do operate with a minimum of three committee members, experience has shown that a larger committee generally ensures a stronger, more stable pack and is better able to perform all the required functions to ensure a successful pack program. It is also a way of involving more pack families in meaningful service to the pack. Pack Committee Qualifications: Is at least 21 years old, is selected by the chartered organization, and is registered as an adult leader of the BSA. Has completed and is current according to the BSA standards regarding Youth Protection Training. One member is designated as Pack Committee chair. Responsibilities Regardless of the size of the Pack Committee, these responsibilities must be performed: Make recommendations regarding pack leadership to the chartered organization for final approval of pack leadership. Recruit the Cubmaster and one or more assistant Cubmasters, with the chartered organization’s approval. Coordinate the pack’s program and the chartered organization’s program through the chartered organization representative. Help with pack charter renewal. Help stimulate the interest of adult family members through proper programming. Supervise finances and equipment. Vigorously assist the Cubmaster. Ensure that all Cub Scouts receive a year-round, quality program. Complete Pack Committee Fast Start training and Basic Leader Training for the position. Conduct, with the help of the Cubmaster, periodic training for parents and guardians. Cooperate with other Scouting units.
A strong Pack Committee will have individual members assigned to such areas as record keeping and correspondence, finances, advancement, training, public relations, and membership and registration. The Pack Committee chair decides how the responsibilities should be divided and gives committee members assignments. Here are details of the various Pack Committee functions:
Pack Committee Chair Chartered Organization Representative Secretary Treasurer Advancement Chair Public Relations Chair Outdoor Activity Chair Member and Re-registration Chair Fundraising Chair Pack Trainer Cubmaster Assistant Cubmaster Den Leaders Den Chiefs





DENS
 

Lion - Kindergarten


Our Lion Cub program has exciting indoor and outdoor activities specifically designed for kindergarten boys and their parents. Lion Cubs were officially introduced to the entire nation in the Fall of 2016 as the newest level of Cub Scouting. LMES Pack 15 was chosen for a pilot program which began and has continued on a successful note.




Tiger - 1st Grade


Boys will earn the Bobcat Badge and begin working on the Tiger Cub rank. After earning Bobcat, a boy must do the following to earn the Tiger Cub totem: Learn the Cub Scout Motto Learn the Cub Scout Sign Learn the Cub Scout Salute Then, in order to earn the Tiger Cub rank badge he must complete a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a Go See It Activity in each of the five achievement areas. After completing the Tiger Cub rank, Tiger Cub Scouts can work on electives and arrow points as they ready themselves for Wolf Cubs.




Wolf - 2nd Grade


As the boys begin to move up the ranks they start gaining self-confidence as a young scout. They are starting to get the idea of how hard work pays off and are being recognized for their achievements. Parents are still very involved in the process of scouting still but are beginning to lay the groundwork of scouts being self-sufficient.




Bear - 3rd Grade


Bear Cubs are in the final stretch of the Cub Program. The Bears start to become more and more self-sufficient and begin taking matters into their own hands. The Bear trail promotes more decision making, challenges, and options for the scout as he earns the Bear Ranking. Bear Scouts are at the top of the Cub Scout Chain and are preparing for the Loyal Scout Program otherwise know as WEBELOS.




Webelo One - 4th Grade


This program is spread out over two years, 4th and 5th grades. Often the program is referred to as the “One” and “Two” programs but are both in and of the same. The Scout is now entering the beginning of the Boy Scout program and is encouraged to do most of the projects on his own. We'll be loyal scouts. The WEBELO program promotes the Scout to be much more of an independent thinker as the trail to Boy Scouting has many options and goals. Den Leaders will sit with the Scouts and have them choose the goals and accomplishments that they want to achieve.




Webelo Two - 5th Grade


The final Frontier for Cub Scouting! The Second year of WEBELOS finishes with the Arrow of Light award. This means that the Scout is ready to move on to Boy Scouting and has completed the Cub Scout program in its entirety. At the end of the season, these boys are featured in the Blue and Gold banquet and cross over the bridge to the next level of challenges that Boy Scouting presents.





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YEARLY DUES

Membership dues and registration fees are necessary so there is enough money to cover the expected costs of providing a quality program.

 

Our yearly dues include: a Pinewood Derby Car kit, Awards, Achievements, Belt Loops, Patches,  Den & Pack Meeting Materials, Insurance, and PayPal Fees

There are 4-5 events/year that are not included with the yearly dues that LMES Pack 15 encourages you to attend.  These events are very affordable on their own and are evenly spaced throughout the year. Yearly Fees do not include uniforms. They are purchased separately at a Scout Shop.

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Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.


When signing up for Cub Scouting, you're signing up for much more than an after-school activity.

LMES Pack 15 Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed.

 

Whether it's camping for the first time, catching his first fish or learing how to roast the perfect marshmallow your  your son will LOVE being a Cub Scout.  Memories of  being with his friends and family at a Pack 15 camp out will last a lifetime.

From Scientific Experiments to building his own Pinewood Derby® race car, your son will take part in activities that are fun, build character, AND start him on a path to success.

Scout Application

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Charter Granted to the Long Meadow PTO.

Subject to the Provisions of the Charter and Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America for the Period Ending December 31, 2019

 

COMMITTEE CHAIR | Devon Hornberger
CUB MASTER | Stephen Schnell
TREASURER | Keith Hornberger

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