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Join Scouting Night – Sept 14, 2022
Parents, please join us on September 14, 2022 at 7pm for Join Scouting Night at Shrevewood Elementary Cafeteria! Learn about how much fun our Cub Scouts have each year and join our Pack! Our scouts come from Shrevewood Elementary as well as Timber Lane, Lemon Road,...
For Boys and Girls, Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Both boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade can join Scouting! Meetings begin in September at 7pm at Shrevewood Elementary. Meetings will be on Wednesdays, three times per month. New Scouts can join ANYTIME during the year. Contact us and join our Pack!...
Shrevewood Elementary School
Pack 1537 is chartered by the Shrevewood Elementary School PTA, and (normally) meets at Shrevewood Elementary School, located at 7525 Shreve Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043. Our scouts also come from other schools such as Timber Lane, Lemon Road, Graham Road, Pine Spring...
What Is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
As a Cub Scout, you will be part of your own pack.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight children. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.
Things Cub Scouts Do
Some of the best things about Cub Scouting are the activities you get to do: camping, hiking, racing model cars, going on field trips, or doing projects that help your hometown and the people who live there. Cub Scouting means “doing.”
Cub Scout Camping
Learn to live in the outdoors. Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.
Cub Scout Derbies
Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You’ll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day.
Outings and Field Trips
“Outing” is a big part of Scouting. Cub Scouts get out and about with many kinds of outdoor fun, such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation.
Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”
Blue and Gold Banquets
In February, when Scouting celebrates its “birthday,” packs across the country hold blue and gold banquets. In nearly all packs, the banquet is a very special event.
No matter what age or grade a child joins Cub Scouting, they must earn their Bobcat badge before they can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos.
The Tiger rank is for children who are in first grade or are age 7. To earn the Tiger badge, a child must complete six required adventures with their den or family and one elective adventure of their den or family’s choosing.
Second-graders graduate into a Wolf den. They go to weekly den meetings on their own, but their families still help them work on the requirements for the Wolf badge. To earn the Wolf badge, a child must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure.
Children in the third grade are members of a Bear den. They also work with their families to do the requirements for the Bear badge, but children this old have enough knowledge and skill to take on more of the work by themselves. To earn the Bear badge, a child must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure.
Children in the fourth and fifth grades become Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts do more advanced activities to get ready to graduate into Scouting. Webelos Scouts get to work on the five required Webelos adventures and choose two of the 18 elective adventures that are shared by the Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks.
Arrow of Light
The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light rank, which you will begin working on as a Webelos Scout. It is the only Cub Scout badge that you can wear on the Scouts BSA uniform. As you work on the Arrow of Light rank, you practice outdoor skills, get physically fit, and learn more about citizenship and working with others. All of these things prepare you for the next stage of Scouting.