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Cub Scout Pack 3607
(Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
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General Glossary of Various Scouting terms

Pack -- The whole group - all of our dens and families together is called a Pack. The Pack usually meets once every month.

Den -- The Den is a group of Cub Scouts who meet at regular intervals. Typically a den consists of 6 to 10 boys of the same grade who are all working toward the same rank.

Pack Meetings -- The pack meeting is a monthly gathering of all the Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scout dens in the pack, along with their families, for recognition, fun, and program. It is where the rank advancement ceremonies take place and often there will be special events such as entertainment, skits, songs, and other fun activities.

Den Meeting -- Individual Den Meetings are held for each rank level of Cub Scouts. These usually occur the first 2 Mondays of each month, but Den Leaders will add or change that meeting schedule to suit their den program. Tiger, Wolf and Bear dens work on fun projects, crafts, skits, and their achievements towards earning their ranks. Webelos dens use this time to work on the various Activity Badges.

Commitee Chairman -- The Committee Chairman is an adult volunteer that oversees the Pack committee. The Chairman is basically the top dog in the Pack leadership.

Cubmaster -- The Cubmaster is an adult volunteer leader and is responsible for monthly pack meetings, the program of the pack, and the operation of the dens.

Assistant Cubmaster -- An Assistant Cubmaster is an adult leader who assists the Cubmaster with the pack program and may run the Pack in the absence of the Cubmaster. Our Pack typically has a couple of Assistant Cubmasters.

Den Leader -- A Cub Scout Den Leader is an adult volunteer who leads a Cub Scout den, with the help of assistant Den Leaders and parents. The Den Leader typically organizes and runs the den meetings and field trips, and also oversees the boy's advancement.

Den Chief -- A den chief is a Boy Scout who serves as an assistant, helping the Den Leader with the den and providing fun and interesting things for the boys to do.

Denner -- A denner is a Cub Scout who serves as an assistant, helping the Den Leader with den meetings.  The Denner duties will help teach leadership skills.  The Denner will wear a yellow rope on his uniform.  His duities include help set up, help clean up, help lead assignments during den meetings.

Boy Scout -- A Boy Scout is between the ages of 11 and 18 and belongs to a Troop. Boy Scouting furthers the development of the boy through camping, outdoor activities, skills development, and advancement. The Boy Scout advances through these ranks: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, then Eagle.

Akela -- Akela is the Cub Scout term for a leader - any leader - including Den Leaders, Cubmasters, teachers, parents, and any other adult the Cub Scout looks up to.

Cub Scout Uniform -- The Uniform is the required clothing for any and all official Cub Scout events. In Pack 3607, the minimum Uniform consists of a uniform shirt, (with all patches, shirt neatly tucked in), appropriate neckerchief and slide. Hats and belts are great, and for "casual" events, a Cub or Webelos Scout T-shirt is acceptable.

Class A Uniform -- The Class A uniform is the official uniform shirt with all patches along with appropriate neckerchief and slide.

Class B Uniform -- The Class B uniform is the optional T- shirt with the Cub Scout logos and Pack 3607 identification.  This uniform is for the "casual" events such as activities requiring physical activities.

Pinewood Derby -- Pinewood Derby is an activity for all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Boys build wooden race cars with adult assistance and race them down pinewood tracks for prizes and trophies. This is a Scout favorite as this is one of the most exciting events of the year!

Blue & Gold Banquet -- This is an event that is held every February to celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week.  At the banquet we celebrate the Pack's anniversary, thank Pack leaders and other adults who have helped the Pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their blue and gold banquet. There are also fun activities like songs and skits performed by each den, making this another Scout favorite!

District Roundtable Meetings -- The Twin Lakes District holds a monthly Roundtable meeting for all of its Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders. The purpose of Roundtable is to help units succeed by providing useful program ideas, information on policy, leadership training, and current information on upcoming Council events and training opportunities. Roundtables are where the Pack and Troop leaders find out what's going on!