Join Cub Scout Pack 421
at Fiest Elementary!
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous,
kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean,
Cub Scouting Overview
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:
- Character Development
- Spiritual Growth
- Good Citizenship
- Sportsmanship and Fitness
- Family Understanding
- Respectful Relationships
- Personal Achievement
- Friendly Service
- Fun and Adventure
- Preparation for Boy Scouts
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Scout Oath and Law, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
Cub Scouting members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a group of six to eight boys. Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), and Webelos I (fourth-graders), and Webelos II Scouts (fifth-graders) meet at least monthly.
Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee. The committee includes parents of boys in the pack and members of the chartered organization.
Thousands of volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Cub Scout program. They serve in a variety of positions, as everything from unit leaders to pack committee chairmen, committee members, den leaders, and chartered organization representatives.
Like other phases of the Scouting program, a Cub Scout pack belongs to an organization with interests similar to those of the BSA. This organization, which might be a church, school, community organization, or group of interested citizens, is chartered by the BSA local council to use the Scouting program. This chartered organization provides a suitable meeting place, adult leadership, supervision, and opportunities for a healthy Scouting life for the boys under its care. Each organization appoints one of its members as a chartered organization representative. The organization, through the pack committee, is responsible for providing leadership, the meeting place, and support materials for pack activities.
Groups responsible for supporting Cub Scouting are the boys and their parents, the pack, the chartered organization, and the community. The boy is encouraged to pay his own way by contributing dues each week. Packs also obtain income by working on approved money-earning projects. The community, including parents, supports Cub Scouting through the United Way, Friends of Scouting enrollment, bequests, and special contributions to the BSA local council. This financial support provides leadership training, outdoor programs, council service centers and other facilities, and professional service for units.Advancement Plan
Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.Activities
Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.Camping
Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts into the great out-of-doors. Day camping comes to the boy in neighborhoods across the country; resident camping is at least a three-day experience in which Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts camp within a developed theme of adventure and excitement. "Cub Scout Worlds" are used by many councils to carry the world of imagination into reality with actual theme structures of castles, forts, ships, etc. Cub Scout pack families enjoy camping in local council camps and other council-approved campsites. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.
Arrow of Light
Adventure is Waiting. Build Yours.
- 2:30 pmDay Camp Training/Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT)
- 7:00 pmJune Parent Meeting
- 7:00 pmJune Roundtable
- 9:00 amDay Camp 2017
- 6:30 pmJune Pack Activity
Rocket into Scouting with Pack 421!
The Scouts, families, and leaders of Pack 421 are having another great year! Each event provides fun-filled, family-oriented activities. We are sponsored by the Fiest Elementary PTO. Our pack is very active, and conducts fun, family-oriented, year-round activities. Our annual activities include: Donating to Toys for Tots, Summer Camp, riding a float in Parade of Lights, Scouting For Food, Scout Fair, Blue & Gold Banquet, Swim Party, Pinewood Derby, Camping, Field Trips, and more!
Our monthly Pack Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Fiest Cafeteria when school is in session. Optional Parent Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm give parent on opportunity to be involved in planning events and activities. Dens usually meet twice a month to work on Adventure requirements. The Den Leader and families decide upon specific times and locations.
If you know someone else that might be interested in joining our Pack, pass on our information. We accept new scouts at any time of the year!
- Fiest Elementary School 8425 Pine Falls Drive Houston, TX 77095