Cub Scout Den Meetings: Once a month on Thursday
Each den is a group of six to eight boys, within the pack, that meets several times a month between pack meetings. The boys in a den are usually all at the same grade level. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys.
Cub Scout Pack Meetings: Once a month
The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program.
Den Outings & Hikes
Scouts enjoy visiting museums, business establishments, parks, and other attractions. These field trips provide an opportunity for Scouts and adults to acquire new interests and knowledge; develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other people; reinforce their attitudes of good citizenship, such as courtesy and kindness; and have fun.
Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world. You’ll learn to live with others in the out-of-doors. You’ll learn to be a good citizen of the outdoors. Camping is fun, and it’s good for your mind, body, and spirit. It helps you learn to rely on yourself—on your own skills and knowledge.
Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.” While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community.
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every Scout can design and build their own “grand prix” car to enter in the race.
Paul Bunyan Day
Scouts have the opportunity to compete in a variety of fun events and activities such as Log Roll, Log Saw, Log Relay, Ox Chip Throw, and Nail Driving. Prizes are awarded to the top scoring individuals of each Rank.
In the raingutter regatta, boats race down a narrow channel. There are two versions. The wind-powered version uses sailboat designs, and the boats are blown down the channel. The propeller-powered version uses motorboats driven by propeller.
Summer Camping Trip - Trenton Thunder Baseball Game
If you haven’t been to a minor league baseball game, you have been missing out. Join the scouts for a Trenton Thunder baseball game and camp out combo or just stay for the game.
Blue and Gold Dinner
The blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack’s anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents.