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Cub Scout Pack 654
(Poway, California)
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Welcome New Parents to Cub Scout Pack 654!                   

Cub scouting is a family oriented organization part of the Boy Scouts of America(BSA) designed for boys & girls 7-10 years of age to develop character, citizenship skills and all around fitness. Pack 654 is part of the Rancho Mesa District, San Diego-Imperial Council (SDIC). We are chartered by St Michael’s Church in Poway, CA and primarily meets at St. Michael’s School. Parents, Adult Volunteer Leaders and our Chartering organization work together to achieve the purpose of Cub Scouting.

Cub Scout Ranks & Dens
Advancement in Rank Recognition is important to young boys & girls. The Cub Scout advancement provides fun,  gives a sense of personal achievement as scouts earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with scouts on advancement requirements.

Groups of 5-10 scouts meet bi-weekly together as a Den. Each den is led by a Den Leader and an Assistant Den Leader together with other parents.
Kindergarten and their adult partners form the Lion Cub Den(Pilot Program).
First graders
and their adult partners form the Tiger Cub Den.

Second graders and their adult partners form Wolf Cub Den.
Third graders
and their adult partners form the Bear Cub  Den.

Fourth and Fifth graders
and their adult partners form the Webelos Dens*
* Webelos 1 & 2 Dens take part in more challenging experiences, such as overnight Den camping with parents,
which helps them prepare to enter Boy Scouts at the end of fifth grade.
All Dens meet every 1st Thursday of the month in a Pack Meeting. It brings together scouts from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the scouts have learned and done in their individual den meetings.

The Scout Shop staff can assist you in purchasing the correct uniform items. The store is located at 1207 Upas St., San Diego, CA, 92103. The store website also is very helpful,
What to buy:
o Uniform shirt (blue for Cub Scouts, blue or tan for Webelos) including patches:
- San Diego Imperial Council shoulder patch
- World Scout Crest emblem 
- Pack numbers (RED) “6”, “5”, “4”
o Optional:
     - Uniform shorts or pants (SMS School pants acceptable)
     - Uniform socks
     - Scout hat
     - Blue scout belt & belt buckle (highly recommended)
     - Neckerchief slide
- Patch vest (red)

- Den number is not applicable
- Centennial Ring (1910 World Crest Ring)

What will be provided by the Pack:
o Scout Handbook
o Neckerchief
o Rank, advancement patches, pins, Adventure belt loops, awards.. etc.

Parent Role & Responsibilities
In joining Pack 654, each parent or adult family member agrees to support their child in the following ways:
  • See that your child has the proper uniform and handbook;
  • Work with your Scout on his achievements and electives. Scouting is a “family affair”.
  • Escort your child to his den meeting location.
  • Accompany your child to the monthly pack meeting. The entire family is welcome.
  • Return forms and permission slips as asked; Ensure payments for activities are paid in a timely manner.
  • Support your Den Leader & pack leaders when asked.  Agree to serve in some leadership capacity as called upon;
  • Volunteer & become involved. The more involved you are, the more your Scout will enjoy the scouting adventure.

Note: Download & read Full version of this Parent Guide attached on this page

    First Steps
    (Items 1, 2, 3 & 6 also applies to returning scout families)
    1. Complete Membership Registration Form*

      See page 5 on Parent Guide
     2. Complete Annual Health Form A&B*

     3. Complete Family Talent Survey*

     4. Watch New Parent Orientation video

     5. Request ScoutBook login
    (advancement software & calendar)

     6. Check Pack Calendar for schedule and events
    (Available in ScoutBook for full view, pack website has limited view)
    - & -
    SDIC Activities & Civic Service page, here.

    * submit forms to your Den Leader or Pack Treasurer (Patricia Toy)

    Any question, contact:
       -or- any Den Leader & Pack Committee members

    Icon File Name Comment  
    Cub Scout Pack 654 Parent Guide 2018_v1.00.pdf Full version of Parent Guide 2018