Cub Scout Pack 16

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Canton, Oh 44708

A department site of St. Joseph Catholic Church

Policy Statement


General Statement - All pack policy decisions are based on: "The BSA Guide to Safe Scouting", "The BSA Scout Handbook", and the collective experience of the staff and committee, many of whom are long-time pack members and Eagle scouts themselves. To date, 6 committee (and staff) members have received official "BSA Training", while 3 have completed Baden Powel training. All policy decisions are made in the best interest of the boy and the pack while adhering to the time tested ideals of scouting.

Program - Pack 16 places strong emphasis on camping and outdoor activities. The goal of Scouting is to help a Scout to grow in both physical and mental ability, to introduce new skills and activities and to have fun. The program is structured around family participation. The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:

The pack is a family-based organization and is run by parents who volunteer as den leaders, assistants, and committee members or as planners for a special event. To successfully achieve the goals of Scouting, the involvement of all parents is needed. Please be prepared to volunteer for pack and den activities. Your participation benefits the boys in the pack, the community, yourself, and your own son.

Meetings - Pack 16 meets every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. in the St. Joseph Church Hall. Members are expected to acquire and wear complete uniforms to meetings throughout the fall, winter, and spring, and other required events. Exceptions are made at the discretion of the cubmaster. Scouts who have outgrown their uniform are encouraged to donate it to the pack for re-use by an incoming scout.

Dues / Finances - A yearly dues of $30.00 - $50.00 per family is required of each scout. Dues are used to purchase needed materials for meetings and awards for the boys.

Committee - The Pack 16 committee oversees the pack's finances and general operation. It provides its full support to the cubmaster and his staff and is dedicated to provide a superior scouting program to its members.

Expectations - What is expected of every scout of Pack 16:

  1. Regular attendance at meetings and events.
  2. Honoring dues obligations regularly.
  3. Diligence in studying the Scout Handbook and maintaining a regular advancement schedule.
  4. Full participation in camping activities.
  5. Regular practice of his faith (a scout is reverent), fidelity to our country (a scout is loyal), and a serious effort to live up too the Scout Oath and Law.
  6. Ongoing respect to all scouts and pack leadership. Disrespect and disorderly behavior will not be tolerated.
Cub Scout Ideals
Cub Scout Promise
I promise to do my best,
to do my duty,
to God and my country,
to help other people and
to obey the Law of the Pack.

Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela,
The Cub Scout helps the pack go,
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow,
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

Cub Scout Motto
The Cub Scout motto is "Do your best."

Tiger Cub Motto
The Tiger Cub motto is "Search, discover, share."