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All boys and girls Kindergarten thru 5th grade are invited to join!
For more information, contact:
cubmaster@wiltonpack24.com

 

Our Pack

Cub Scout Pack 24, originally chartered in 1954, serves kindergarten through 5th grade boys and girls in the area of Wilton, New York. At present, Pack 24 has Scouts organized into Lion (kindergarten), Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade), Webelos (4th grade  and Arrow of Light (5th grade) dens. The Chartered Organization for Pack 24 is the HSA of Dorothy Nolan School.


 

Pack Organization:

Cub Scout Pack 24 is made up of approximately 45 boys and girls from kindergarten through 5th grades, mostly from The Dorothy Nolan and Ballard Elementary Schools. 

Our Pack belongs to the Turning Point District, one of the five Districts in the Twin Rivers Council.

The scouts meet in small co-ed groups – called Dens – of 5-10 scouts organized by school grade.  Each Den is led by a trained Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader.  Den meeting times and locations are determined by the Den Leaders.  Dens typically meet twice a month, meetings begin at 6:30 pm, locations are determined usually late August – early September.  Den meetings are a time for Scouts to meet together and work on achievements for their rank.


What is Cub Scouting?

Scouting was established in 1907 by Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, a Major-General in the British Cavalry.  His book, Scouting for Boys, became the handbook for the modern Scouting Movement, and Scouting quickly spread throughout the British Commonwealth and the world. In 1930, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) launched a home and neighborhood centered program for boys 9 to 11 years of age.  That program has evolved into today’s Cub Scouts and has recently expanded to include girls.  Since its inception, Scouting has been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship and physical fitness in youth.  As a parent, you want your child to grow up to be a person of worth, a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual.  Scouting has these same goals in mind for them. 

 A key element of the Scouting program is an emphasis on caring, nurturing relationships between children and their parents, adult leaders, and friends.  Scouting tries to build a strong moral value system within its members.  Scouting is not a religion nor is it a religious group.  It does not advocate one faith over any other, and is welcoming to all.  It does, however, require that its members acknowledge a fundamental belief in a Supreme God, however the Scout and his family perceive Him.  BSA does not define the specifics of any particular religion except to say that God must be the center of it.  BSA encourages its members to actively practice their own religious faith. 

 

Purpose of Cub Scouting = "Fun with a Purpose"

 The Boy Scouts of America began Cub Scouting as a program for younger boys more than 75 years ago.  The purpose of Cub Scouting is Parents, Leaders, and the Organization works together to achieve the following:

  • Influence the development of character and encourage spiritual growth
  • Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
  • Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
  • Improve understanding within the family
  • Strengthen the ability to get along with and respect others
  • Foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills
  • Show how to be helpful and to do one’s best
  • Provide fun and exciting things to do
  • Prepare Cub Scouts to become Boy Scouts