When you join Pack 747, we want to make sure you feel welcome. Here's a list of the key activities that scouts and families will experience during their time with Pack 747.
Pack meetings are large group gatherings where all scouts and their families get together for fun and exciting activities and for scouts to receive awards for their hard work in their den meetings.
We typically have three pack meetings a semester.
Den meetings are small group gatherings where scouts break into their grade levels to work on rank specific activities. Dens consist of Tigers (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade), Webelos 1 (4th grade), and Webelos 2/Arrow of Light (5th grade).
There are usually about 10 den meetings per semester.
Campouts are a great way to get to know fellow scouts and family members as well as participate in activities such as campfires, hiking, fishing, organized games, and lots of adventures. We host annual family campouts in the fall and a father/son campout in the spring. There are also options for summer day camp and overnight camp.
In order to help make scouting affordable to all, we do our best to keep pack dues as low as possible. To cover most of the expenses for the year, we host a popcorn fundraiser in the fall. Not only does this provide funds for the pack, it also helps scouts learn a variety of skills such as communication, perseverance, and money management.
Each year, Cub Scouts celebrate the anniversary of Scouting in the U.S. by having a Blue and Gold Banquet. For Pack 747, this is traditionally a potluck meal that also consists of some fun entertainment, as well as rank and award presentations to scouts. It is usually held in February and is open to all family members.
You don’t want to miss this fast-paced event!
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular family activities of the year. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition against their fellow den members. Fun and unique awards are given not only for race winners but also to best decorated cars.
This ceremony is part of the spring pack meeting where we honor the 5th grade Webelos 2 scouts as they are awarded the highest honor of cub scouts, the Arrow of Light.
The annual crossover ceremony is when Webelos 2 scouts have decided to continue their scouting experience into Boy Scout and are received by their new Boy Scout troop.
This event takes the scouts and their dads on an adventure they will never forget!
Every other year, the Webelos scouts (4th and 5th graders) have the option to participate in the Pack 747 Ship Trip. They get to spend the night on a real aircraft carrier, eat where the sailors slept, explore fighter jets, battleships and submarines, and other Navy experiences.