Cub Scout PackÂ 69 is chartered by theÂ West Goshen Lions Club, meets at Sarah W. Starkweather ElementaryÂ and operates within the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Chester County Council has four districts. We are in the Lenni Lenape District. Although most events are organized by dens and Pack 69, some events may involve the district or even the entire council.
PackÂ 69 is organized by dens. Dens are groups of up to 10-12 boys at the same rank. Tiger Cubs are first graders. Wolf Cubs are second graders. Bear Cubs are third graders. Webelos are fourth and fifth graders. We may have more than one den for a given level if we have enough boys. Each den is led by a Den Leader parent. Den Leaders will organize den meetings and keep you informed about den and pack activities.
The Pack Committee oversees the management of the packâs business. The Committee Chair is responsible for the Committee and delegates responsibilities to various parent volunteers. The Cubmaster is responsible for day-to-day management and activities. We also have parents who organize and run different events during the year, such as fundraisers. We always need parent volunteers.
Parents are extremely important in Cub Scouts. A parent or guardian becomes a partner to the scout during their time in Cub Scouts. This partner is called an âAkelaâ. Parents help the scout to learn and advance. Parents must sign pages in the handbook as scouts complete lessons and activities. In Webelos, the Den leader signs off on the achievements. For Tiger Scouts, parents must attend meetings and activities with the scout. For all other scouts, we strongly encourage parents to attend but we do allow parents to designate another adult to have responsibility for their scout at den and pack meetings.
Parents are not only important to the scout, but to the pack. Parent volunteers provide all of the leadership, plan and conduct activities, and help the leaders with meetings and activities. Accordingly, in order for your son to participate in the pack, all parents must donate their time to a pack leadership position or to the planning and execution of a specific event.
Meetings & Events
We encourage sons and their families to view Cub Scouts as a commitment. While occasional absences can be worked around, the Cub Scout program does not lend itself to frequent nonattendance.Â PackÂ 69 will hold monthly pack meetings almost every month of the school year atÂ Starkweather Elementary School. All boys are expected to attend. The dens will typically hold meetings during the month at a location to be determined by the Den Leader. Den meetings are important for learning and advancement, as well as fun and social interaction.Â The pack will also have a number of events during the year including the Pinewood Derby, Veterans Day Parade, campout,Â Pacnic & Rocket Launch, and other day and overnight activities.