Pack F.A.Q.

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Scouting

There are 6 ranks of Cub Scouts for children aged 6 to 10. A child can enter Cub Scouts at any age and rank, though each new scout must first earn Bobcat rank.  The ranks, in order, are BobcatTigerWolfBearWebelos I and Webelos II.  For example, if your child is 8 years old, then he would join our Pack as a Bear.  With the help of the other children in his Bear den, he would first earn his Bobcat rank and badge (awarded to all new scouts in November or December).  Then together with all the children in his den, he would work on his Bear requirements to earn his Bear rank and badge in June.

Category: Scouting

This ceremony is for Webelos II scouts who have earned their Arrow of Light award.  It is the transfer ceremony from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA.  The entire Pack is present to celebrate the achievements of the Webelos Scouts and the Troop of Scouts BSA is also present to welcome the new scouts into their troop.  In Pack 130, this ceremony is held in June, immediately after the Arrow of Light Ceremony.

Category: Scouting

Troop is the term used for an official, registered group of Scouts BSA.  Scouts BSA are aged 11 to 17.  Geneva Cub Scouts go on to join Geneva Scouts Troop 130 or Troop 77.

Pack is the term used for an official, registered group of Cub Scouts.  Our Pack holds one pack meeting and one pack activité per month.  (See our Pack calendar). The Pack is sub-divided by age groups into Ranks.   Each Rank may have 1 to 3 separate Dens,  with 4 to 10 children in each den.  The Den is organized and managed by trained, volunteer den leaders and assistant den leaders (a.k.a. you, the parents). The den leaders usually organize 1 or 2 den meetings per month where activities are run to achieve awards throughout the year.  In June, Pack 130 holds a Rank Advancement Ceremony, celebrating the success of each boy who has met all the Rank requirements.

Check out the Pack organization for more details.

Category: Scouting

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