Cub Scout Pack 75
Cub Scout Pack 75 is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in each den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school. Pack 75 is sponsored by the American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Pack 75 gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.

We're committed to providing the boys a safe, encouraging environment to grow and learn the skills of Scouting. Den meetings are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the American Legion Post 116 building located at 6400 Johnson Pond Rd, Fuquay-Varina NC. Our leadership staff consists of a Cubmaster, Asst. Cubmaster and great den leaders all coming from parent/guardian volunteers. Please come visit us!

Pack Activities
Camping

Cub Scout Pack 75 usually completes two Pack campouts each year (fall and spring). The fall campout takes place on a weekend around the Halloween timeframe and is open to Scouts and their families. Site location is generally local. Weekend activites are structured by the Pack leadership to allow the Scouts opportunities for advancement. A Halloween spooky trail created by the Webelos scouts followed by family Trick-or-Treating completes the weekend activities. The spring campout is an end-of-year activity and can be non-local. The campout is also a weekend event and can be an opportunity for scouts to work on achievements they may not be able to complete on their own. Some past locations of spring campouts are Linville Falls, NC area and the Fort Fisher, NC area.

Pinewood Derby

One of the major competitions in Cub Scouting is the Pinewood Derby. Scouts design, build, and race their own wooden model cars on a racetrack to see who's the fastest for the year. Cars are also judged on design and creativity-a Scout may not have the fastest car, but he may win an award for design. Scouts are divided into their respective ranks for equal skill level. The winners of each group (race or design) have the opportunity to enter their cars in the district level race which comprises winners of other local Packs. The Pinewood Derby is held in the Feb-Mar timeframe annually.

Other Activities

Cub Scout Pack 75 holds a variety of service projects every year to aid our American Legion as well as community supporters. The Pack has day hiking trips available for boys at various times of the year to be outdoors and achieve distance awards. We also hold a Pack Harvest Dinner, Christmas Party, and other functions throughout the year for the Scouts and their families.

 
Cub Scout Ranks
Age Rage/Grade
Typical Activites
Tigers
6-7/1st Grade
Tigers work with an adult leader in weekly meetings and with his parents to earn his Tiger cub Badge. Tigers learn the Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout sign and Cub Scout salute. Tigers earn three sets (black, white, and orange) of five beads for completed achievements. Once all sets have been earned, the Scout will receive his Tiger badge.

Wolves
7-8/2nd Grade
Wolf scouts work with an adult leader in weekly meetings and with his parents to earn his Wolf Badge. Wolf scouts earn their Wolf badge by completing 12 achievements. Once his Wolf badge is earned he can choose to continue working on elective projects to earn gold or silver arrow points that can be worn under the Wolf badge.

Bears
8-9/3rd Grade
Bear scouts work with an adult leader in weekly meetings and with his parents to earn his Bear Badge. Bear scouts earn their Bear badge by completing 12 of 24 achievements in four groups. He can work on electives to earn gold or silver arrow points after the Bear badge has been earned.

Webelos I
9-10/4th Grade
Webelos scouts work with an adult leader in weekly meetings and with his parents to earn his Webelos Badge. The Webelos program is designed to ready the Scouts for Boy Scouts. Activities become more independent and are approved by the den leader rather than a parent. Webelos scouts work on 20 activity badges. Activity badges are grouped into 5 focus areas. A Webelos Scout earns his Webelos badge after completing 3 activity badges. The Webelos scouts can ear Compass Points for continuing to complete activities. The highest Cub Scout rank, The Arrow of Light, can be earned once the Webelos badge requirements have been met. This requires the Webelos scout to learn the Boy Scout Oath and Boy Scout Law, and complete an additional 3 activity badges. Once a Webelos scout has earned The Arrow of Light, the scout has completed the requirements of the Scout rank in the Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light Badge is the only Cub Scout badge that can be carried over and worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
Webelos II
10-11/5th Grade
 
The Beginning of Cub Scouting (from Scouting.org)

Back in England, younger boys were eager to become Boy Scouts. In 1914, Baden-Powell began implementing a program for younger boys that was based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. The Wolf Cub program began in 1916, and since that time, Wolf Cubbing has spread to other European countries with very little change. In America, hundreds of Cub Scout-age boys and their families were clamoring for a program of their own. As early as 1920, Scout executives at the first national training conference discussed the needs of younger boys. The BSA, however, felt it wise to postpone any action until there was more objective evidence. In 1925, Dr. Huber W. Hurt, a research psychologist and veteran Scouter, was authorized to study existing organizations for younger boys, such as Boy Rangers, Boy Pioneers, American Eagles, and Boys' Clubs. He found that only one boy in 50 participated regularly in any type of organized leisure-time program. He also found that younger boys responded better to leadership and program efforts than older boys. He worked closely with Ernest Thompson Seton. Both men recommended that the BSA adopt a program for younger boys, with older Boy Scouts as leaders, to tie into home, church, school, and Boy Scouting. The National Executive Board authorized the Chief Scout Executive to thoroughly investigate the matter. An advisory committee worked with the BSA to develop a plan and produce the necessary literature. Advice was obtained from leading psychologists, sociologists, teachers, school superintendents, professors of education, college executives, and recreation and welfare directors. By 1929, the new Cubbing program (it wasn't called "Cub Scouting" until several years later) was taking shape and was introduced as a demonstration project in a limited number of communities. Its structure was similar to today's Cub Scouting, except that dens were led by Boy Scout den chiefs. The plan included a neighborhood mothers' committee to encourage Cubs and den chiefs. In 1930, Cub Scouting was formally launched, with 5,102 boys registered at the end of that first year. By 1933 the time had come to promote Cub Scouting throughout the country as a part of Scouting. All experimental restrictions were removed, and the first national director of Cub Scouting was appointed. Den mother registration was optional for the first few years. By June 1938, 1,100 den mothers had registered and soon became an important part of Cub Scouting. The first dens met weekly at a member's home, where boys played games and enjoyed crafts and ceremonies. The pack met weekly or semimonthly for games, den competitions, awards, stunts, and other activities. Cubs advanced from Bobcat (for all new members) to Wolf (age 9), Bear (age 10), and Lion (age 11) and joined a Boy Scout troop at age 12. In 1949, the age requirement was lowered to between 8 and 10 for Cub Scouts. In 1982, Tiger Cubs was started based on shared leadership of boy-adult partner teams and the school year calendar. In 1986, Cub Scouts could register as second-grade boys. Cub Scouting in America is different from the younger-boy programs of other countries because it is centered in the home and neighborhood. With the encouragement of family and leaders, boys enjoy a program that covers a wide variety of interesting things. It suggests activities that boys enjoy doing on their own when adults are not supervising them. These activities are particularly suited to boys of Cub Scout age and are different from those they will encounter in Boy Scouting. A strong influence from Kipling's Jungle Book remains today. The terms "Law of the Pack," "Akela," "Wolf Cub," "grand howl," "den," and "pack" all come from the Jungle Book. At the same time, the Gold and Silver Arrow Points, Webelos emblem, and Arrow of Light emblem are taken from our American Indian heritage.

 

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