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About Pack 248 - Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Pack 248 

 

Cub Scouting

The Cub Scouts mission is to advance ethical and moral choices making-skills for boys and girls who are in the in Kindergarter through fifth grade.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Cub Scout Pack 248 has been providing a fun Scounting experiences for boys and girls who are in Kindergarten through fifth grade or 5 to 10-years old, throughout the Walnut Creek School District.  Currently our scouts attend Buena Vista, Indian Valley, Muirwood, Seven Hills, Tice Creek and Walnut Heights schools.  The pack is charted by the Walnut Creek Elk's Lodge #1811 and part of Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council.

Our primary meeting site is Buena Vista Elementary school and Pack meetings typically are the first Wed of the month at 6pm.

Adventures

We have trained leaders that are connected with the local Boy Scout district (Briones District) and the Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council. We are an all-volunteer organization and our parents lead and help with Pack activities and Den activities.  

Our fun activies focus on hiking, nature, science, citizenship, first aid, sports, and more.  Some of our yearly activity highlights are:

Ice Skating
Participating in parades
Pinewood Derby
Movie Nights
STEM Projects
Swim Parties
Outdoor Camping
Indoor Camping (Submarines, Monterey Bay Aquarium, etc.)
Service Projects
Blue & Gold Banquet (Honoring the birthday of Scouting)
Summer Day Camp

 

How Cub Scouting works

Cub Scout activities are centered around earning  badges that are specific to each school grade level.  This badge represents a rank.  Advancement refers to the progress a Cub Scout makes toward their badge of rank.  Cub Scouts Dens meet once or twice a month to complete activities such as games, crafts, hiking and other outdoor activities, practicing skits and songs for Pack Meetings, and fulfilling advancement requirements such as service projects.  The Den Leader will coordinate everyone's efforts and assists with the meeting.  Our pack lets parents fulfill requirements with cub scouts individually if they miss a meeting where the requirements are completed as a group.  All of the activities for each rank are in the Cub Scout handbooks. 

Dens:

Kindergartners: Lion Den

First Graders: Tigers Den

Second Graders: Wolf Den

Third Graders: Bear Den

Fourth Graders: Webelos Den

Fifth Graders: Arrow of Light Den

The Pack Committee is made up of adult volunteers who meet once a month to manage Pack's finances, plan events, train leaders, etc.  Adult partners of Scouts are welcome to join the Committee meetings any time.

 

Pack Meetings

All of the Dens meet together once a month at Pack Meetings.  Pack 248 Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7:30  PM at Buena Vista Elementary.  Scouts participate in skits, songs, games, and other fun activities at Pack Meetings.  They also have the opportunity to lead their fellow Scouts in these activities and to show off what they’ve been working on in their monthly Den Meetings. Non-scout siblings are welcome to attend.  Pack Meetings are led by our Cub Master who encourages everyone with the Scout Motto: Do your best!

 

What is Expected

Scouting is not a drop off program.  Families are expected to participate in activities throughout the year.

Join Us

Join us and enjoy fun activities all year long!

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