Fun with a purpose! That is one way to describe Scouting. Cubs are divided into age/grade based Dens and work together to meet curriculum goals to achieve Ranks. The curriculum for each level repeats important concepts and reinforces them as the Cubs age. Cub Scout handbooks are readily available online. We also make tracking achievements a breeze through the use of the ScoutTrack online tracking system.
Lions are the youngest group made up of Kindergartners. Each scout is required to have an adult partner. This practice builds and strengthens the parent/child relationship and supports the Den Leader.
Wolves are second graders. Parent participation is optional and many choose to continue to participate in the den activities with their sons.
Bears are our third graders and really begin building independence.
Webelos I are the fourth grade scouts. About the time they earn their rank, they are outgrowing their Blue Uniforms and transition to Tan.
Webelos II is the fifth grade group. These scouts work toward achieving the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest achievement and are beginning the transition to Scouts BSA. We expect them to be leaders in the Pack.
Arrow of Light
The highest award in Cub Scouts is earned by Webelos that have been active participants in their Den and are ready to join a Boy Scout troop. Pack 688 has established a track record for graduating Arrow of Light recipients who have gone on to join local troops. Pack 688 shares a close workday relationship with Troop 150 also based at St. Paul UMC, but the scout are free to join any troop.