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Why Join Scouting?

When Scouting can help nurture courage and kindness and allow youth to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations, and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow. We want youth to become useful and stable individuals who are aware of their own potential. Helping a youth to learn the value of their own worth is the greatest gift we can give them.

Cub Scouting Is Fun

Youth join Cub Scouting because they want to have fun. For youth, however, fun means a lot more than just having a good time. “Fun” is a youth’s code word for the satisfaction they get from meeting challenges, having friends, feeling good about themselves, and feeling they are important to other people. While the youth are having fun and doing things they like to do, they also learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.

Cub Scouting Has Ideals

Cub Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The Scout Oath is a pledge of duty to God and family. The Scout Law is a simple formula for good Cub Scouting and good citizenship. The Cub Scout motto, “Do Your Best,” is a code of excellence.  Symbols, such as the Cub Scout sign, Cub Scout salute, and the Living Circle, help youth feel a part of a distinct group and add to the appeal of belonging to a widely respected organization.

Cub Scouting Helps Youth Develop Interests and Skills

In Cub Scouting, youth participate in a broad array of activities. Cub Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and they learn to use tools and to follow directions. Recognition and awards encourage them to learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.

Cub Scouting Provides Adventure

Cub Scouting helps fulfill a youth’s desire for adventure and allows them to use their vivid imagination while taking part in skits, games, field trips, service projects, outdoor activities, and more. A variety of adventure themes let a youth play the role of an astronaut, clown, explorer, scientist, or other exciting character. Youth find adventure in exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and gaining a greater appreciation for our beautiful world.

Cub Scouting Creates Fellowship

Youth like to be accepted as part of a group. In Cub Scouting, youth belong to a small group called a den where they take part in interesting and meaningful activities with their friends. The Cub Scout den and pack are positive places where youth can feel emotionally secure and find support. Each youth gains status and recognition and has a sense of belonging to this group.

Cub Scouting Promotes Diversity

In Cub Scouting, youth may learn to interact in a group that may include youth of various ethnicities, income levels, religions, and levels of physical ability. By having fun together and working as a group toward common goals, Cub Scouts learn the importance of not only getting along, but also of working side by side with other youth of different races, classes, religions, cultures, etc.

Cub Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country

The BSA believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God, and encourages both youth and adult leaders to be faithful in their religious duties. The Scouting movement has long been known for service to others. Scouting believes that patriotism plays a significant role in preparing our nation’s youth to become useful and participating citizens. A Cub Scout learns their duty to God, country, others, and self.

About Pack 205

Pack 205 is a Cub Scout Unit located in Newark, Delaware. We were first chartered by St. John – Holy Angels Church in 1958. We regularly meet at Holy Angels Fremont Hall located at 82 Possum Park Road. Although we hold our meetings and events at our chartered organization, our cubs come from many different elementary schools in the area.

We welcome children from Kindergarten to Fifth grade into our Pack. Each grade level fits into their own Den (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light). Once they complete their Arrow of Light rank we help the children choose a BSA Scout Troop that is the best fit for them.

Every year we plan on many activities such as two weekend camp outs, a pinewood derby race, pancake breakfast, and community service projects to name a few. Pack night is held each month during the school year and teaches scout skills as well as recognizes individual scouts during the presentation of awards. The scout year celebrates the achievements of all of our cubs at the Blue and Gold banquet and then at the year end Crossover ceremony.

We are made up of many Volunteers that are trained and work with your children in learning the Scout Oath and Scout Law and helping them live those principals. You can read more about the benefits of Cub Scouts on the “Why Join Scouting?” page. We believe in the values of scouting and want to improve the lives of not only your children, but ours as well. Our goal is to provide a quality program that encourages each Cub Scout to continue on to Scouts BSA and motivates each parent to be a part of Scouting.

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