About Pack 940

Background:
Cub Scout Pack 940 meets at Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC. As of March 2011, we have been chartered for 36 years.  We are one of the largest cub scout packs in the area, with about 80 boys in our Pack.  The whole pack meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7PM.   
 
Mission:
Our goal is to have fun, with a purpose.  We are guided by the 12 core values of cub scouting.

Dens and den meetings:  The Pack is divided into smaller groups of 6 to 12 boys which are all in the same grade.  These smaller groups are called Dens.  The den leader is an adult that plans the den activities, drawing on the experience of other parents in the den.  Every den needs at least one assistant den leader!

Each den works on activities which are appropriate for that age group. 

  • 1st grade: Tiger Cubs
  • 2nd grade: Wolf
  • 3rd grade: Bear
  • 4th grade: Webelos I
  • 5th grade: Webelos II

 Dens generally meet each week on Monday or Tuesday at 7PM.  The den leader will provide a schedule.

Pack meetings: The whole pack meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7PM. Class "A" uniform is required.

The idea is for boys to work on their badges and have fun in their weekly den meetings.  Then at the monthly pack meeting we let the kids show off what they have been working on in their dens, and we recognize their accomplishments with awards and badges.  The cub-master runs/organizes the Pack meetings.

 Special activities:

Camping opportunities:

·         October - Parent-son camp (weekend)

·         April – Family Camp (weekend)

·         June – Resident Camp (4 days)

 Other yearly traditions:

·         Dec - Ski Trip

·         Jan - Pinewood Derby Race

·         Feb - Scout Sunday

·         Feb - Scouting for Food Service Project

·         Feb – Blue and Gold Banquet

·         Mar - Sciworks overnight trip

·         May - Ice Cream Social

·         Jun – End of Year Picnic

Communication:

Communication is very important in a large pack, such as 940. Our primary form of communication is via e-mail.  To sign up for the email list, click Here.   This service is provided by Google Groups and requires a Google account.  If you already have a Google account, you can use that, or simply sign up for a new Google account using whatever e-mail address you like. 

Costs and fund-raising:

No child should have to miss out on scouting due to money.  If you need assistance in order for your child to participate, please talk with your den leader, the cub-master, or the committee chair.

 Approximate Costs:

.    Registration is $15 (Boy's Life magazine is an additional $12).

.     Cub Scout handbook is $6-9 (Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos)

.      Uniform is approximately $45
 (The pack also has some previously used uniforms available at no cost for those in need)

  .    Activity costs vary from free to $50 per event.  A processing fee is added to most of the activity costs to cover check cashing and/or credit card fees. 

Our Pack has one primary fund-raising event each year (around October), where the cub scouts sell popcorn. This fundraiser pays for awards and reduces the cost of activities.