2018 Spring Recruitment BEGINS April 1st! (No foolin'!)
Boys now in Kindergarten through 4th grade have a perfect opportunity to participate in spring and summer Cub Scout adventures in Pack 145.  Any interested boy and his parents are welcome to visit any of Pack 145 April/May events and meetings.  By joining now, a new Cub Scout can enjoy all the pack, district and council level camps this summer!  These rising K- 5th graders can begin earning their achievements and ranks right away!

2018 Fall Recruitment Dates:

Christiansburg Elementary School - 
Falling Branch Elementary School -  

 While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You'll work on projects with your parents or other adults. When you have earned a badge, you and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony. The badge is given to the adult and he or she then gives it to you in front of the whole pack. This is a way of saying "thank you" to your family for their help in earning your award. The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the advancement awards. Cubs do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Tiger Cub, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Webelos Scouts also earn activity badges.

NEW Lion Cubs:  Kindergarten, Age 5

The Boy Scouts of America has developed a new program for five-year-old kindergarten boys called Lion Cub Scouts.  The Lion program weaves traditional Scouting concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship into activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the boys and their parents. Lion Cubs are encouraged to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities.  Boys are recognized for their accomplishments as they work toward a Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during the den meetings and outings. When an adventure is completed, the youth receives a sticker to put in his Lion Adventure Book.

Tiger Cubs: 1st Grade, Age 6

Tiger cubs are our youngest Den, meeting once a month, participating in a "go-see-it" once a month, and a monthly Pack meeting. Tiger cubs require an adult partner at all meetings, and it's a great way to build a lasting bond with your boy. We earn our Bobcat rank by learning the fundamentals of Cub Scouting, and receive lots of encouragement by earning beads for family activites, den and pack activities.

Wolfs: 2nd Grade, Age 7

Wolf Cubs have weekly or semi-weekly meetings to work on their progress towards Wolf rank, earn belt loops, and participate in activities from crafts to sports to citizenship.

Bears: 3rd Grade, Age 8

The Bear rank is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9). There are 24 Bear achievements in four categories. The Cub Scout must complete 12 of these to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.

Webelos I: 4th Grade, Age 9

Webelos stands for We'll Be Loyal Scouts. Our Webelos embark on a 1.5-year journey. In the first year, we earn our Webelos rank.

Webelos II: 5th Grade, Age 10

The second year of Webelos sees us working toward the Arrow of Light: the highest award in Cub Scouts, and the only Cub rank award allowed on the Boy Scout uniform. In March, our Webelos "bridge over" to Boy Scouts, in time to participate in Boy Scout summer camp.

We'd love to hear from you!

Pack 145 St. Paul United Methodist Church 220 West Main Street Christiansburg, VA, 24073- email: Cubmaster(at)CubPack145.com or click on Contact Us!

Join Cub Scouting

ANYTIME! HOW?

Stop by to visit a meeting anytime! Submit an application at any meeting, or mail in care of St. Paul UMC! Come to a recruitment event at your school! (A little secret...Join before May 1st - even as a K-student - and the Cub Scout is eligible for all summer camps!)