March's Cubmaster Corner:
In fourth and fifth grade, Cub Scouts are brought into the tribe of Webelos. Webelos stands for `we'll be loyal scouts'. In the tribe of Webelos, boys prepare themselves for Boy Scouting. Webelos work on 20 different activity badges from five skill groups: physical, mental, outdoors, community, and technical skills. After 19 months of active participation, hard work, and activities, the Webelos II are prepared and ready to graduate to Boy Scouts.
At our March Pack meeting, each of our Webelos II will be joined by his parents up front as the Pack and his parents bid the Webelos goodbye. I will remove his "signs of Cub Scouts": his hat, his neckerchief slide, the neckerchief, and finally the navy blue epalets. The Webelos then shakes hands with me and I present him with his Boy Scout handbook (a gift from the Pack). He then proceeds over the bridge to the summons of his new Boy Scout Troop on the other side. Once there, their new Troop presents the boy with his new hat, epaulets, and new neckerchief.
This is a solemn yet wonderful ceremony where scouts who came to us as boys leave us as young men to continue along their Scouting journey in the care of others. While we are sad to see them go, we are proud of these older Webelos. This is the goal of the Cub Scout journey. To prepare young scouts for the Boy Scout adventure. To teach perseverance, responsibility, courage and to have fun along the way. It has been a wonderful, action-packed 5 years with this group of graduating boys. We will eagerly listen for news of their progress and advancements with their new Troops!
Cubmaster, Pack 176
Some Upcoming Events:
Join Pack 176 and join the adventure!
Pack Meetings - usually the last Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:00pm at the CPC (Sept 24 - June 10)
Questions? Contact our Cubmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
March Trail Trekker - SUNDAY, March 2, 1-4pm to Wildcat Peak
A view of Mount Tamalpias rising from San Francisco Bay will be the reward for hiking to the top of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Park. This trail loops through eucalyptus and oak forests, up moderately steep hills, then back to one of the best nature study areas in the Bay Area. The hike is 2.5 miles with a mostly gentle grade, but some moderately steep grades near the peak. This hike is recommended for Wolf Cubs through Webelos. Questions? Contact Sandip at email@example.com
Pack Winter Overnighter - March 22-23 @ the California Academy of Sciences
This is our annual Pack Winter Overnight and this year we have the opportunity to stay the night at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Space is limited and interest was HIGH so this trip filled up very quickly and there is now a waiting list. If you would like to be added to the waiting list or have any questions, please contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org
March Pack Meeting & WeBeLos II Bridging Ceremony - Tuesday, March 25, 7pm @ CPC - Please come say "Goodbye" to our Webelos II dens!!
Our monthly pack meetings bring together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves a showcase for highlights of what the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings over the previous month. 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. Questions? Contact our Cubmaster at email@example.com
12 Core Values
6. Health and Fitness
9. Positive Attitude
MARCH DEN DUTIES:
Set-up: Den 2
Gathering Activity: Den 6
Opening Flag Ceremony: Den 4
Den Report: Den 1
Brings Pack Staff: Den 1
Takes Pack Staff: Den 6
Skit and Den Yell: Den 3
Pack Activity: Den 7
Closing Ceremony: Den 7
Snack Duty: Den 8
Clean-up: Den 8
CLASS B UNIFORMS
Our class “B” uniform is an alternate uniform shirt, a t-shirt with the pack’s logo, worn to certain scouting events and activities. It is used mostly for outdoor activities and events during the spring and summer months. The class “B” uniform should only be worn to scouting events and activities when instructed by your Den Leader or Cub Master. For all Pack and Den Meetings and most activities and events the normal, Class “A” Uniform must be worn.
Class "B" uniform shirts are available for purchase at our monthly Pack meetings or contact Liza at firstname.lastname@example.org.