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About Cub Scout Pack 418

Cub Scout Pack 418 is located at Penn Forest Wesleyan Church in Roanoke County, Virginia.  We are a part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Council of Boy Scouts of America and are the primary Cub Scout Pack for Roanoke County's Penn Forest Elementary and Clearbrook Elementary Schools (however we welcome those from other area schools).  Meetings are normally held each Monday during the school year, from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Our pack has various Dens organized by the child's grade Level:

Tiger Cub Den - 1st Graders
Wolf Cub Den - 2nd Graders
Bear Cub Den - 3rd Graders
Webelos I - 4th Graders
Webelos II - 5th Graders

Kevin Owen, Cubmaster & Wolf Den Leader
Blake Moran, Assistant Cubmaster & Tiger Den Leader
Cathleen Owen, Assistant Wolf Den Leader
Josh Hopstetter, Bear Den Leader
Joe  Roragen , Webelos Den Leader
Tim Fretwell, Hiking Coordinator
Mike Minton, Pack Committee Chairman
Rev. Myron Atkinson, Chaplain and Chartered Organization Representative

Joining Cub Scout Pack 418

You can join Cub Scouts at any time.  While we have annual signups, your child is always welcome to begin his advancement toward the Arrow of Light (the highest rank in Cub Scouting). 

For more information on joining Pack 418 please contact Kevin Owen at cubmaster@camp418.com

Application Forms

Click here to access the Youth Application Form to join Cub Scouts

Click here to access the Adult Application Form if you are interested in helping Pack 418.  Yes our pack is run by parent volunteers - please don't be afraid to join up with a great bunch of leaders (we always have needs that can fit anyone's schedule).

IMPORTANT:  As a volunteer organization we need Adult Leaders - don't be scared to contribute - we have leadership positions that we desperately need to fill and can accommodate anyone's busy schedule.  Our other leaders are here to support all our new volunteers.  Please help make our pack continue to be the largest and strongest in Roanoke County - contact Mike Minton at cubmaster@camp418.com .

Scout Handbooks

The first step once you have joined scouting is to get your official Cub Scout Handbook.  Handbooks are specific to the Den you are joining (i.e. Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos).  Your handbook will be a valuable resource for learning about scouting and the requirements for your rank. 

Handbooks can be purchased at the district Scout Shop located near Valley View Mall.  Click here for store information and directions.

Uniform Requirements

As a registered Cub Scout and Adult leader, each member should proudly display their scout uniform.  The only part required by the pack is the Cub Scout Shirt.  For Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts each cub uses the Blue Cub Scout Uniform Shirt.  Webelos scouts are encouraged to wear the khaki Boy Scout Uniform Shirt.

Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts also wear the blue cub scout  pants and belt, neckerchief and hat with the Den colors (orange-Tiger, yellow-Wolf, blue-Bear).  While this full uniform is optional, we would encourage the purchase of the Cub Scout Belt in order to display Belt Loop Awards earned.

Webelos Scouts will wear the Boy Scout green uniform pants, blue cub scout belt, blue cub scout shoulder loops, and the multi-color Webelos neckerchief and optional hat.  Once again this full uniform is optional but the Blue Cub Scout Belt is encouraged for displaying Belt Loop Awards earned (green Boy Scout belt is larger and will not fit the Cub Scout awards).

Adult Leaders will wear the complete Boy Scout Uniform with the exception of using the blue Cub Scout shoulder loops vs. Boy Scout green.

For insignia to purchase with your uniform.  You will need a council strip (indicating Blue Ridge Mountain Council) and the Pack Numbers "418".  These go on the scouts left sleeve.  The World Scouting Emblem is also normally purchased and displayed above the left pocket. 

For insignia placement information and additional uniform information you can click here for the youth and adult uniform inspection guides.  Complete uniform information is available at the official Boy Scouts of America website (click here for the direct link to the official uniform information).

Uniforms can be purchased at the district Scout Shop located near Valley View Mall.  Click here for store information and directions.

Cub Scout Rank and Advancement

On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older.

Bobcat

No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can advance to the rank of Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. A boy must complete the Bobcat requirements, which include:

bullet Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, Promise, and the Law of the Pack and tell what they mean;
bullet Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean; and
bullet Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and trustworthy.

Tiger Cub

To begin his path to the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub (age 7) must learn the Cub Scout promise, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. When he has learned these, he gets his Tiger Cub emblem, which is a tiger paw with four strings for beads. He wears the emblem on his right pocket.

As a boy finishes each part of the five Tiger Cub achievements, he earns an orange bead (for den activities), a white bead (for family activities), or a black bead (for "Go See Its"). When the boy has earned five beads of each color, he can receive his Tiger Cub badge. The Tiger Cub badge is given to the boy's adult partner at a pack meeting. Then, during a grand ceremony, the adult gives the badge to the boy.


 

Wolf

The Wolf rank is for boys who have finished first grade (or who are 8 years old). To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass 12 achievements. His parent or guardian approves each achievement by signing his book. When the boy has met all requirements, the Wolf badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next pack meeting. During an impressive ceremony, the parent or guardian then presents the badge to the boy.

After he has earned the Wolf badge, a Wolf Cub Scout can work on the 23 Wolf electives until he finishes second grade (or turns 9 years old). He can choose from more than 100 elective projects that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Wolf badge. For each 10 elective projects after that, he earns a Silver Arrow Point.


 

Bear

The Bear rank is for boys who have finished second grade (or are 9 years old). There are 24 Bear achievements in four groups. A boy must complete 12 of the achievements to be a Bear Cub Scout. These requirements are harder and more challenging than those for the Wolf badge. When a boy has earned his Bear badge, he may work on electives to earn Arrow Points to wear under his Bear badge.


 

Webelos

Webelos dens are for boys who have completed third grade (or reached age 10). The Webelos den program is different from the Cub Scout den program. Everything in the Webelos Scout program is more challenging than what younger boys in the pack do. Webelos Scouts get to work on the 20 Webelos activity badges:

Physical Skills
bullet Aquanaut
bullet Athlete
bullet Fitness
bullet Sportsman

Mental Skills

bullet Artist
bullet Scholar
bullet Showman
bullet Traveler
Community
bullet Citizen
bullet Communicator
bullet Family Member
bullet Readyman

Technology

bullet Craftsman
bullet Engineer
bullet Handyman
bullet Scientist
Outdoor Activity
bullet Forester
bullet Geologist
bullet Naturalist
bullet Outdoorsman

Webelos Scouts work on requirements during their weekly den meetings. Once a boy learns a skill, he practices it at den meetings and at home on his own. His family helps him at home. Webelos Scouts bring the projects they do at home to the den meetings to show others, and to have the Webelos den leader approve their projects.

When a boy has done the requirements for an activity badge, the Webelos den leader or activity badge counselor, rather than a parent, approves most of the activity badges. It takes three activity badges, including Fitness and Citizen, to earn the Webelos badge.

Besides earning activity badges, Webelos Scouts can earn the compass points emblem. This emblem is awarded after a Webelos Scout has earned seven activity badges. For each four activity badges a Webelos Scout earns after that, he receives a compass point—east, west, north, and south.


 

Arrow of Light

The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout badge.

This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light Award when they were young may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their adult uniform.

Physical Skills
bullet Aquanaut
bullet Athlete
bullet Fitness
bullet Sportsman

Mental Skills

bullet Artist
bullet Scholar
bullet Showman
bullet Traveler
Community
bullet Citizen
bullet Communicator
bullet Family Member
bullet Readyman

Technology

bullet Craftsman
bullet Engineer
bullet Handyman
bullet Scientist
Outdoor Activity
bullet Forester
bullet Geologist
bullet Naturalist
bullet Outdoorsman

Webelos Scouts work on requirements during their weekly den meetings. Once a boy learns a skill, he practices it at den meetings and at home on his own. His family helps him at home. Webelos Scouts bring the projects they do at home to the den meetings to show others, and to have the Webelos den leader approve their projects.

When a boy has done the requirements for an activity badge, the Webelos den leader or activity badge counselor, rather than a parent, approves most of the activity badges. It takes three activity badges, including Fitness and Citizen, to earn the Webelos badge.

Besides earning activity badges, Webelos Scouts can earn the compass points emblem. This emblem is awarded after a Webelos Scout has earned seven activity badges. For each four activity badges a Webelos Scout earns after that, he receives a compass point—east, west, north, and south.


 

Arrow of Light

The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout badge.

This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light Award when they were young may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their adult uniform.


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Last modified: 01/19/12