2023 October Pack Meeting & Bobcat Ceremony

Our monthly Pack meeting is this Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM at Riverside Presbyterian Church. 

If you are able to arrive early, at 6:30 PM we will make holiday ornaments, which our Pack will use to decorate the tree at Brookfield Zoo next month!

This month is our Bobcat ceremony where we will recognize our new Scouts—from Tiger rank up—and their first achievement.

At 7:00 PM, we will start downstairs in the social hall for any announcements. Then we will move upstairs into the Sanctuary for the ceremony — Lions, then Tigers, Wolves, and so on. Parents follow behind (except for Lion parents who may remain with their Scouts). New Scouts are called up to the front of the church, and their parents are called to join them. Once the Cubmaster and Den Leaders are done speaking, usually people take pictures for a few minutes. After the ceremony, we’ll head back downstairs for refreshments. 

All Scouts should be dressed in full Class A uniform, scarf, and slide included.

The requirements for earning the Bobcat Badge are found in the Cub Scout handbooks, but here is a recap. We know it takes a while to learn all these things, so please tell your Scout(s) to do their best. Note: New Scouts will recite as a group, so no need for nerves about any solo performance.

  1. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
  2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
  3. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
  4. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
  5. Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
  6. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
  7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.

This is the basic information that all Cub Scouts must know which is why all Scouts must earn the Bobcat badge before any other badge.

Please remember that we are guests in the church and to treat the church, especially the Sanctuary, with reverence. No running, and use quiet voices when traveling to and from the Sanctuary.

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