About Pack 620
Join Cub Scouts and have fun while learning.
Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.
A Cub Scout Pack is made up of Dens, or smaller groups of Scouts all of the same gender, age and/or grade level.
The Dens are identified by rank:
- Lions - Kindergarten
- Tigers - First Grade (or age 7)
- Wolves - Second Grade (or age 8)
- Bears - Third Grade (or age 9)
- Webelos - Fourth Grade (or age 10)
- Arrow of Light (AOL) - Fifth Grade
Although many Scouts start as Lions or Tigers, they can join at any time. Dens meet 2-3 times per month as a group, to work on projects toward their rank, to prepare something for the Pack meeting, to work toward earning elective awards, or any other activity they like. They often meet in the home of the Den Leader, the adult volunteer who organizes and runs the den meetings, or they may rotate between the homes of the den members. They may go on field trips.
Once per month during the school year (September to June), all the Dens meet together as a Pack. The Cubmaster leads the Pack Meeting, which has been planned and organized with the help of the Pack Committee. The Pack Committee consists of all the Den Leaders, plus other adults who help run things "behind the scenes" for the Pack. Pack meetings often follow a theme, and are usually held at Saint Anne's Parish Church, although sometimes they are held at other locations.
The Pack also organizes activities outside of den and pack meetings, usually about one every 1-2 months. Past activities have included overnights at the Museum of Science, Higgins Armory, Boulder Morty's Indoor Rockclimbing, and the Battleship Massachusetts, winter freeze-out camping, as well as one-day activities such as hiking, bowling, swimming, and fishing. The Nashua Valley Council also sponsors events for all the Packs in the region, such as a Polar Bear Derby, Chuck Wagon Derby, Spookaree, and Webelos Woods.
Scouts"graduate" to the next rank level in June. They have a rank badge that they work to achieve that is specific to each rank. We generally try to help Scouts finish all the requirements for their rank badge by late February, before we hold our Blue and Gold Banquet. However, they have until June to finish any awards for their rank. Although each Scout only works on the rank for his age group in a given year, any boy who has just joined Cub Scouting must first earn a Bobcat award before he can be awarded his rank for that year.
During the summer months, we have at least one Pack activity each month, although Den and Pack meetings are suspended for the summer. Usually in July, we have a day event, such as a hike or a fishing derby, and in August, we have a camping trip or an overnight.
Details and current positions are detailed in our Troop Leadership Chart and in the Troop Roster.
You're Invited! Join Us for Our Regular Scheduled Pack Meeting. See the Calendar for the dates and times.