New Scout Information

What Do Cub Scouts Do?
The Cub Scout books lay out fun and educational Achievements and Electives that the children work towards to earn their advancement badges and achievement patches. At each meeting we try to combine fun activities and games with some structured activity that works towards the goals outlined in the scouting book.

Cub Scouts is open to any boy in 1st thru 5th grade. The annual recruitment meeting is done in early September, but boys can join scouts at any time during the year. Starting in May, any boy who will be entering 1st thru 5th Grade in the fall are eligible to join Scouts and participate in all of the summer activities, including parades, pool party, summer camps, etc...

Rank Age Comments
Tiger 1st Grade A parent/sponsor is required to attend all den meetings
Wolf 2nd Grade
Bear 3rd Grade
Webelos I 4th Grade
Webelos II 5th Grade Graduate into Boy Scouts in February
Boy Scouts
Troop 69
6th Grade thru age 18

One Hundred Scouts...

Note: Any existing scout that gets a friend to join, earns a recruitment patch.

For additional information please contact Chris Cain (356-8757) or

Dens are groups of scouts from the same grade. Each Den normally holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from September thru April. Each meeting lasts about 1 hour, starts with the Pledge and ends with a snack.

If there is no school due to a holiday or weather, then there will be no scout meeting on that day. (No School == No Scouts)

The Pack is the collection of all Dens. The entire family is welcome to come to the monthly Pack meeting on the 4th Monday of the month to see their scout receive the awards he has earned.

There is also a Committee / Parent meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month to plan for upcoming activities. All parents are encourage to come to these meetings to help and provide input on future den and pack activities. All Cub Scout leaders are volunteers and the pack must have active parental support to continue to survive. As older scouts graduate into Boy Scouts, their parents also move on and leave the pack. This leaves a continual need for new den leaders and committee members. There is not a large time commitment expected for parent volunteers, and the more parental volunteers we have, the less work for everyone in the pack. Please consider stepping up to a leadership/assistant role in scouting. Parent Talent Survey

Summer Pack Activities:
Memorial Day Parade, Cheesefest Parade, Pool Party, Honkers / Twins baseball games, Summer Camp (Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Archery, BB Gun, Obstacle Course, etc), Family Camp, Soccer Games, Hikes

Den Activities:
Tours, Service Projects, Woodworking, Geocaching, Astronomy, Your Flag, Safety, Community, Fall Cleanup, First Aid, Planting Trees, etc...

Pack Activities:
Bonfire, Halloween Party, Bowling Party, Pinewood Derby Race, Scout Sunday, Lock-In , Scouting for Food, Popcorn, Support Our Troops, Hikes, Blue & Gold Banquet

When a boy joins scouting, they are required to pay a small registration fee and are encouraged to purchase a scout handbook and uniform.
These can be purchased at Gamehaven Scout Shop in SE Rochester: 1124 11 1/2 Street SE (map), Rochester - 507-287-1410
Just tell them you need Cub Scout Shirt/Neckerchief/Slide/Book and initial patches. You need to know: Cub Scout Pack 69 and your den number.

No boy will be refused from joining scouts due to lack of money. Please speak with any Den Leader/Cubmaster for more info OR fill out a Scholarship Application 2011

Approximate Costs:
(will be pro-rated)
Shirt $25.00
Pack/Den Badges $12.25
Handbook (1st Grade) $7.50
Handbook (2nd-5th Grade) $9.50
Neckerchief/Slide $10.50
Boys Life (optional) $12/year
Badge Magic (optional) $9.50

The pack pays for all badges that the scouts earn throughout the year. The scouts can also earn scout credits thru the popcorn sales fundraiser. The scouts earn a percentage of all popcorn sold and these credits can be used to pay for scout camp or other scouting fees.

Gamehaven Camps (Summer Camp, Day Camps, Polar Camps, etc...) - map of Gamehaven Scout Reservation

We are always looking for parents to help support our pack as a Den Leader or Assistant Leader. All training is provided free of charge thru Gamehaven in Rochester.

All leaders go through a background check, Youth Protection Training and New Leader Essentials classes.

Scouting Organization
  1. Gamehaven Council (South Eastern Minnesota)
    1. Wakpaota District (Goodhue / Dodge County)
      1. Cub Scout Pack 69 (1st thru 5th Grade - Pine Island and Oronoco Area)
        1. Tiger Den
        2. Wolf Den
        3. Bear Den
        4. Webelos I Den
        5. Webelos II Den
      2. Boy Scout Troop 69 (6th Grade thru age 18 - Pine Island and Oronoco Area)

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Created by: cjcain. Last Modification: Friday 13 of May, 2011 23:23:45 EDT by cjcain.

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