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» Cub Leader Training

All adult leaders MUST be trained.  Training sessions are offered as a two-evening course (21 Sep and 23 Sep 2019) or (September 28th and 30th 2019, or as a one-day event (9 Mar 2019).  Cost is $25.00 with Cub Scout Leader Book, $0.00 if you already have the book.  Pack 597 will reimburse leaders for basic training expenses.  For more information contact Mike Edler at nhcsalt@gmail.com. Sign up at bit.ly/csalt2018signup.

A lot of required training is now available online.  This will meet the national requirement for mandatory training, but the in-person program is highly recommended/encouraged/required by the pack leadership. If you require Fast Start or Youth Protection Training prior to attending, those programs are available on-line at: www.my.scouting.org.  You will need to set up a my.scouting.org account with your registration number.

» Cub Leader Outdoor Experience

Learn about Cub Scout outdoor activities and camp facilities.  Cultivate basic camping and cooking skills.  Experience the outdoors with other committed Scouters.  Find new resources available to your den and just plain HAVE FUN!  This training is open to all leaders within the Pack.  Den Leaders at all levels are strongly encouraged to attend. 

If you are a Webelos Den Leader, this training is required to obtain your Webelos Leader Training Knot.  Plan to attend if you haven't already.  Program begins 0800 on 12 Oct 2019 and ends around 1330 on 13 Oct 2019 at Beaumont Scout Reservation.

 
 

Why Join?

Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they're having fun.


Education
Scouting is designed to promote socially acceptable behavior while giving our young boys the skills and knowledge they need to make wise decisions. Scouts, families and communities help their education in :

  • Physical and mental health
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Good Citizenship
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Helping others in need
  • Fighting child abuse and substance abuse
  • Career preparation and education

Leadership Skills
Scouting teaches our young boys the skills that help prepare them for a lifetime of ethical leadership. Among Scouting alumni are:

  • Almost 90% of all Senior Class and Student Council Presidents
  • More than two-thirds of all Rhodes Scholars
  • More than two-thirds of military academy graduates

Values
Research conducted by Louis Harris & Associates showed that when a random sample of Scouts was asked what Scouting had taught them, almost nine out of ten responded that Scouting helped them:

  • Take better care of the environment (89%)
  • Get along with others (88%)
  • Always give your best effort (87%)
  • Have confidence in yourself (87%)
  • Set goals for yourself (87%)
  • Care for other people (86%)
  • Treat other people with respect (86%)

In addition, Scouts were found to be more likely to:

  • Assume leadership roles in clubs and school organizations
  • Put the needs of others before themselves
  • Make the most ethical, not necessarily easiest, decisions
  • Value education and the environment

Scouting is Fun!
Cub Scouts in Pack 597 work on craft projects and go on many field trips and adventures with their dens.  As a pack we have picnics, camping, charitable service projects, religious activities and the ever popular Pinewood Derby races to keep your boys busy throughout the year.

 For more information on joining our program, please contact our Cubmaster, Kevin Hennessey at 314-536-6219 or e-mail him at kfhennessey@sbcglobal.net.