PACK 16 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. 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 meetings 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.
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
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/pack t-shirt 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 $50.00 per family is required of each scout. Dues are used for registration ($25) and 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.
- Moneys earned through blood drives, the sale of popcorn, or other pack sponsored (special) fund raisers are placed in the general pack treasury. There is opportunity to make some money for the boys scout account in some cases. These moneys are not available to be released to the scout in the event that he leaves the pack.
Expectations - What is expected of every scout of Pack 16:
- Regular attendance at meetings and events.
- Honoring dues obligations regularly.
- Diligence in studying the Scout Handbook and maintaining a regular advancement schedule.
- Full participation in pack activities.
- 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.
- Ongoing respect to all scouts and pack leadership. Disrespect and disorderly behavior will not be tolerated.
Cub Scout Ideals
The Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
And to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.