Cub Scout Pack 102

Cub Scout Terms

Cub Scouting has a language all its own. If you are not familiar with it, below are definitions of many terms you will encounter as you get more and more involved in the program. 

To earn the rank badge, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts must complete Achievements found in their Handbook. The Achivements cover these areas: God, Country, Family and Self. 
Activity Badge 
There are 20 Activity Badges a Webelos Scout can earn. These are divided into 5 areas: Physical, Mental, Technology, Outdoor, and Community. A pin is presented for completion of each Activity Badge. 
Arrow of Light 
This is the highest award a boy can earn in Cub Scouting - also the ONLY (non-religious) award from Cub Scouts which can be worn on a Boy Scout Uniform. 
Arrow Points 
Arrow Points are awarded to Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts for completion of electives beyond the Achievements covered for earning the Wolf or Bear rank badge. A Gold Arrow Point is awarded for the first 10 electives; a Silver Arrow Point is awarded for each successive 10 electives completed. 
Bear Cub 
These are generally third grade Cub Scouts, who work on activities in the areas God, Country, Family and Self. Of the 24 possible Achievements, they must complete a prescribed amount in each area, for a total of 12. 
Every boy who joins Cub Scouts must first earn the Bobcat badge. Doing this, he learns the seven basic tenets of Cub Scouting: the Promise, the Law of the Pack, the sign, the handshake, the motto, the salute, and what Webelos means. 
Boy Scout 
A Boy Scout is between the ages of 11 and 18 and belongs to a Troop. He advances through these ranks: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, then Eagle. 
Boy Scouts of America 
The Boy Scouts of America is a nationally chartered organization that encompasses Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorer Units, and Varsity Units. 
This is the group of adult volunteers who "run" the Pack. Any interested adult is welcome to attend Committee meetings. 
The Council is an organization of professional Scouters that oversees all Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and other units in an area. Pack 102 is part of the W.D. Boyce Area County Council. 
The Cubmaster is the chief adult volunteer leader. The Cubmaster runs the Pack meetings, and advises all other leaders. 
The Den is a group of Cub Scouts who meeet at regular intervals. Ideally, a den consists of 6 to 8 boys who are all working toward the same rank. 
Den Chief 
An experienced Boy Scout assigned to work with a den.  Den Chiefs received special training for this position. 
Den Leader 
The adult volunteer who is in charge of planning and running den meetings is the Den Leader. 
Den Meeting 
Individual Den Meetings are held for each rank level of Cub Scouts. These usually occur at a regular intervals, such as weekly. Wolf and Bear dens work on fun projects, crafts, skits, or some of their achievements. Webelos dens use this time to work on the various Activity Badges. 
Each Council is divided into a number of Districts. Pack 102 is part of the Heartland District. 
Each level of Scouting has its own Handbook. The Handbook is ESSENTIAL for your Scout, as it spells out the requirements for advancement, as well as providing a place to record completion of the same. 
The whole group - all of our dens and families together is called a Pack. The Pack usually meets once every month. 
Rank Badges 
The Rank Badges, in order, are: Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos. 
Tiger Cub 
Tiger Cubs are first grade boys who, with an adult partner, participate in several of 17 Big Ideas. The Tiger Cub program serves as an introduction to the Cub Scout program. Tiger Cubs and their families are often encouraged to participate in Pack events. 
Tiger Partner 
The adult partner of a Tiger Cub, usually a family member, is the Tiger Partner. 
The Uniform is the prescribed clothing for any and all official Cub Scout events. See the Uniform Page for details. For "casual" events, a Cub or Webelos Scout T-shirt and shorts is acceptable. 
Webelos means WE'll BE LOyal Scouts. 
Webelos Scout 
These are fourth and fifth grade Cub Scouts, who work on up to 20 Activity Badges in the den setting. These activities are designed to prepare the boys for the merit badge methodology utilized in Boy Scouts. 
Wolf Cub 
These are generally second grade Cub Scouts, who work on 12 Achievements, mostly in the home setting. Arrow Points are awarded for work done on a multitude of electives. 
Each individually chartered Pack, Troop, Post or Lodge is a Unit. 

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