The pack is divided into dens of six to eight scouts of the same age, gender and grade level. It is in and through the den that scouts make social connections, have fun and complete adventures toward their advancement.
Dens meet under the direction of a trained adult Den Leader and with the help of an Assistant Den Leader and other parent volunteers. Den meetings are planned around a themed adventure and may include games, handicrafts, hikes and other outdoor fun.
The pack is made up of all the dens and is led by a trained and experienced adult leader called the Cubmaster, with help from one or more Assistant Cubmasters.
Once a month, all cub scouts and their families come together and attend a pack meeting with games, ceremonies and presentations of badges and awards that the scouts earned that month.
The pack also plans a full-year program of activities including hiking, camping, fields trips, service projects, and special events like the Pinewood Derby and Blue and Gold Banquet.
The pack operates under the supervision of a volunteer committee responsible for ensuring the scouts receive a quality, year-round program that follows the guidelines and policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
Led by a Committee Chair, the pack committee selects leadership, finds meeting places, keeps records and finances, orders badges, maintains pack equipment, helps train and recognize leaders, and plans activities.
The committee meets once a month and includes a secretary, treasurer, advancement chair, public relations chair, outdoor activity coordinator and new member coordinator, as well as den and pack leaders and a representative from our chartered organization, the Rotary Club of Hudson.