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2012-2013 Events

Welcome to Pack 59’s 2012-2013 Event’s Page which is an overview of what we do each and every year. We all have busy schedules and the best thing we can offer is a full view of what you should expect moving forward.

If you are new to Cub Scouts their might be some terms you are not familiar with. Below you will find links and definitions of what these terms mean. We also have our Pack Calendar for a more detailed, up to date, schedule!

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer or help organize, email us as soon as you can!

Den Meeting: A den is a group of six to eight boys, within the pack, that meets several times a month between pack meetings. The boys in a den are usually all at the same grade level. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys.

Pack Night: The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program.

Roundtable: Is a form of supplemental training held monthly on a district basis. Roundtable provides Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders an opportunity to sharing ideas and activities with leaders from other units. It is a source of continuing information. 

Re-Charter: Recharter is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America. This involves an update of your unit’s roster (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization), plus payment of registration fees with the national Boy Scouts of America organization and group insurance coverage.

Blue & Gold Banquet: Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. In nearly all packs, the blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. It's often the pack meeting for February

Arrow of Light: The Arrow of Light award is the highest award available to Cub Scouts. It requires the Scout to have earned the Webelos Scout badge and eight activity badges. In addition to the skill and activity requirements of the preceding ranks, the Arrow of Light requires Scouts to learn the Scout Promise and Scout Law, and visit one meeting and one activity of a Boy Scout troop, in preparation for advancing to the Boy Scouts. Earning the Arrow of Light will help earn many of the requirements for the lower ranks of the Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light award is the only Cub Scout award that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. Both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts wear the badge below the left pocket. Adults wear the square-knot version of the badge above the left pocket. Cub Scouts who earn the Arrow of Light are eligible to join a Boy Scout Troop prior to turning the normally-required age of eleven.

Boy Scout Bridging: Is when a Cub Scout, after earning the Arrow of Light, decides to continue into the Boy Scouts. The Troop that he chose to join welcomes him to their family within this ceremony.

Pinewood Derby: Is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. With the popularity of the pinewood derby, other organizations have developed similar events, and a small industry has developed to provide tracks, timers, scales and other products.

Rain Gutter Regatta: Is similar to the Pinewood Derby or the Space Derby except that the models are miniature sail boats. Although the seas are only 10-foot lengths of raingutter filled with water, and the ships a mere 6 inches long, the race is a very exciting event. Each boy builds his own boat with supervision and help from parents or other family members. He also provides the wind for the sail with his own lung power.

Round Up: Is another term for Recruiting Night or Family Night during the Fall and Spring. This is an open event for families and their son to see what the Pack and Cub Scouts do and accomplish.

We look forward to seeing you at each event! Thank you for joining or considering to join Cub Scout Pack 59! Do Your Best!