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Pack 108 is Glen Acres Elementary School’s Cub Scout unit, chartered by the PTO and run by parent volunteers. Cub Scouts is a family program designed for K-5th grade boys. We hold meetings and plan activities throughout the school year. We emphasize fun while promoting the purposes and values of Cub Scouting.

Although Pack 108 has been around at Glen Acres Elementary School a long time (20+ years), the pack was reorganized in December 2006.  We have been growing steadily since then and are about to hit 80 boys.  Our program each year is made possible by many volunteer and family involvement.  Cub Scouting is a family activity.  Cub Scouting is made up of packs sponsored by different organizations.  Each pack is divided into smaller dens (5-8 boys) by age.  Cub Scouting was intended to introduce elementary age boys (K to 5th grade) to boy scouting along with teaching values and useful skills. Later, a Tiger program was introduced to introduce 1st grade boys to Cub Scouting.  The Tiger year is designed to give the family a taste of Cub Scouting.  An adult and child attend all den and pack activities.  It is made very simple with 5 family activities, 5 outing activities called Go See Its, and 5 den activities.  Most of all, we want the boys to have lots of FUN while learning important values and skills.

The Cub Scouting vision can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts.aspx.

The Tiger program can be found at http://www.boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/tiger-scouts.asp.

The pack organizational chart can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/cubscouts/aboutcubscouts/thepack.aspx .

By the end of the Tiger year, you will have met and gotten to know at least 4 other families with boys the same age as your son very well.

You may be wondering if you have the time for scouting and how much time does it take. Each year varies on the time as the boy gets older, but most boys are able to still participate in sports or music along with cub scouting.  As a Tiger, dens meet for one hour a month for a Go See It or den activity.  Sometimes, dens will do both in one month.  Also Tigers attend a monthly pack meeting for one hour.  Tigers are encouraged to participate in pack activities that they choose such as the Halloween parade or food drive.  Around January, each family who is not already serving as a den leader will be asked to examine pack roles ranging from 6 hours for the year to 3 hours a month and choose a job to contribute.  Serving as a family is a big part of scouting.  The pack works to help each family determine a job that will fit with the family’s abilities and schedule.   As the boys advance, many of our dens continue to just meet one hour a month in addition to monthly pack meetings.

You may be wondering where the den and pack meets.  Although the pack most often meets at Glen Acres Elementary school, dens meet in either homes or another chose locations such as Goodwill Fire Co.  Most often, Tiger families take turns with hosting the den and helping with activities.

All pack and council leaders undergo Youth Protection Training and have background checks to keep the boys safe. Our pack also includes boys with special needs whether learning or physical and strive to accommodate them as much as possible.

Please see our FAQ for more information.