Pack 90 is one of the most active Cub Scout groups in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We maintain a core mission that has served us over the decades. All parent leaders are Youth Protection Trained and follow the 2-deep leadership principle. Pack 90 also carries our traditions such as having adult leaders maintain current CPR and First Aid certification, day-glo yellow Class B shirts (perfect for keeping track of our scouts at public events), and more.
The mission of scouting is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. To put this into action, scouting activities focus on ten areas: Character Development, Respectful Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Personal Achievement, Good Citizenship, Friendly Service, Sportsmanship, Fitness, and Adventure, Family Understanding, and Preparation for Boy Scouts.
CUB SCOUT DENS
Lions - Kindergarten (t-shirt with optional yellow neckerchief)
Tigers - 1st Grade (orange)
Wolves - 2nd Grade (red)
Bears - Third Grade (blue)
Webelos - Fourth Grade (plaid)
Arrow of Light - Fifth Grade (plaid)
The den—a group of scouts from the same grade—is where Cub Scouting starts. Cub Scouts make new friends, play purposeful games, and learn new things at den meetings. During the school year, dens usually meet two times a month, and gather monthly for a pack meeting.
Cub Scout programs are tailored to match each age in a young child’s life. Everything has a learning purpose. Here are some of the ways we keep scouting fun and exciting.
Involving Family and Home—Whether a Cub Scout lives with two parents or one, a foster family, or other relatives, their family is an important part of Cub Scouting. Parents and adult family members provide leadership and support for Cub Scouting and help ensure that scouts have a good experience in the program.
Using Advancement—Recognition is important to youth. The advancement plan provides fun for the scouts, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they build skills and capabilities, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members and their den leader work with boys on advancement adventures.
Participating in Activities—Cub Scouts participate in an array of activities including games, projects, skits, stunts, songs, outdoor activities, family camps, trips, and service projects. Webelos / Arrow of Light (AOL) dens have den camp outs. Besides being fun, these activities offer opportunities for growth, achievement, and family involvement. The oneline ScoutTrack system helps monitor progress.
Serving Home and Neighborhood—Cub Scouting focuses on the home and neighborhood. It helps scouts strengthen connections to our local community, which in turn support the youth’s growth and development.
Wearing the Uniform—Cub Scout uniforms serve a dual purpose, demonstrating membership in the group (everyone is dressed alike) and individual achievement (scouts wear the badges and belt loops they have earned). Wearing the uniform to meetings and activities also encourages a neat appearance, a sense of belonging, and good behavior.
EXAMPLE PACK 90 ACTIVITIES
Family Camp Out at Forest Hills Pool
Flower planting for community parks and garden clubs.
Educational overnight trips such as night at the Carnegie Museum or the Pittsburgh Zoo
Assisting with local charities such as the Pittsburgh Food Bank and Animal Friends
Pinewood Derby Competition
Multi-day summer and winter camps.
Fall Carnival at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
Welcoming Guest Speakers such as Police K9 officers, retired military personal, civic officials, community leaders, and professors.