FOR KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS
We are pleased that you are considering joining our Cub Scout Pack. It is our hope that you and your kid will find your time with the pack a rewarding and fun experience in which to continue or begin your Scouting adventure. We have an active Cub Scout program, with Pack meetings every month, Den meetings and other experiences throughout the year. We encourage attendance at as many activities as possible. Some activities can help the kids advance through the Cub Scout ranks or earn belt loops and badges.
We want parents to be active as well! We have numerous positions available, ranging from a once-a-year commitment, to Den Leader to Pack administration. We have a Pack Committee made up of leaders and other adults, and that is always open to parents that usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month to discuss and plans events and the fund raising necessary to help the pack go and to support the plans made by Den leaders.
We encourage parents to consider a role in which they can best use their talents and skills (i.e., Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Fund raising, Advancement, Activities Chairs or as an assistant to a position). And not to worry, there are plenty of training classes to help you along if you feel don’t know what to do. Remember, all of the current adult leaders started out where you are – so just jump right up and ask the Cubmaster or another leader how you can help. And parents – don’t tell the scouts – but sometimes we have as much or more fun than the kids do.
WHEN KIDS JOIN SCOUTING, WHAT DO THEY BECOME?
For every 100 kids who join Scouting:
- 2 will become Eagle Scouts
- 17 will become future Scout Volunteers
- 12 will have their first contact with a church
- 1 will enter the Clergy
- 5 will earn their Church Award
- 18 will develop a lifelong hobby
- 8 will enter a vocation learned through the Merit Badge program
- 1 will use Scouting skills to save his own life
- 1 will use Scouting skills to save the life of another person
- RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system
Scouting’s Alumni record is equally impressive.
- 85% of Student Council Presidents were Scouts
- 89% of Senior Class Presidents were Scouts
- 80% of Junior Class Presidents were Scouts
- 71% of Football Captains were Scouts
Scouts also account for:
- 64% of Air Force Academy Graduates
- 68% of West Point Graduates
- 70% of Annapolis Graduates
- 72% of Rhodes Scholars
- 85% of FBI Agents
- 26 of the First 29 Astronauts
A Harris & Associates survey conducted in 1995 finds that of people who were Scouts:
- 98% graduate from high school compared to 83% of non Scouts
- 40% graduate from college and only 16% of non Scouts graduate
- 33% have $50,000 plus incomes and non Scouts.
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