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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 243
Our Pack was chartered in 2000 and is still going strong! Our scouts come from all around the Naples, Florida area. Our Pack serves Boys and Girls from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.
The one thing all these Scouts have in common is that they are part of a wonderful Cub Scout Pack that encourages and welcomes family involvement.
The History of Pack 243
- This scouting year will mark our 21st anniversary in scouting
- Pack 243 began in 2000
- The pack is run by trained scout leaders
- Majority of the leadership has completed Wood Badge, an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.
- Chartered by North Naples United Methodist Church
- Nurtures leadership and character growth
- Strengthens families
- Helps boys and girls develop interests and skills
- Provides adventure
- Creates fellowship
- Promotes diversity
- Teaches duty to God and country
- Is FUN!
A research study by Tufts University showed that more
time spent in Scouting results in better character development.
Family Focused. Value Driven.
meet the needs of young boys and girls (kindergarten through fifth grade) and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role. Cub Scouting helps parents make the most of the time they have to impact the lives of their children.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.
Camping brings us together
Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative groups living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth.
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on providing the most secure environment possible for its youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with multiple online and print resources for all Scouting programs.
All leaders are required to complete Youth Protection training. All parents are encouraged to take the training. Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of re-charter, the volunteer will not be registered. For more information about Youth Protection, please see BSA’s Youth Protection website at www.scouting.org/youthprotection.aspx.
In Cub Scouts, parents play a important role in their Cubs advancement. Cub Scouting is a family program where some of the requirements are completed at home. Akela is a symbol of wisdom, authority, and leadership. Akela is anyone who acts as a leader to the Scout. Akela can be a Cubmaster, Den Leader, parent or teacher depending on where the guidance takes place. In den meetings, it is the Den Leader who is Akela. During pack meetings it is the Cubmaster. At home, the parents fill this role. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement, chose Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book as a source of symbolism and allegorical framework for the youngest members of the Scouting movement.
Yes, Cub Scouts do have a uniform. The class A uniform is worn to den and pack meetings, and the class B is worn during campouts or outside activities. We have more information about the cub scout uniform here.
Cub Scouts progress from rank to rank, learning new skills as they go. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As Cub Scouts get older and advance through the ranks, the requirements become more challenging to match their new skills and abilities.
Do your best. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty
To God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.