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Pack 644 - FAQ

Sponsored by VFW Post 8752 "The Red Barn", in Cottage Grove, MN. 

Were are in the Kaposia district which is part of the Northern Star Council.  

What are Den Meetings

The pack is divided into dens -Kindergarteners are Loins,  1st graders are Tigers, 2nd graders are Wolfs, 3rd graders are Bears, 4th graders are 1st year Webelos and 5th graders are 2nd yr Webelos. Each den stays together and advances together. So a 1st graders entering as a Tigers will stay together until they cross over to Boy Scouts in the spring of their 2nd yr Webelos (5th grade). A new scout entering as a 3rd grader will join the Bear den and stay with them until crossing over to Boy Scouts (spring of 5th grade).

Dens meet one or two times a month. 

Den meetings are the place where the scouts work together to complete their rank advancements and do group activities.

Den meetings open with a flag ceremony and end the meeting by retiring the colors.

What are Pack Meetings

Once a month all the dens meet together as a Pack. At this meeting dens can have an opportunity to show what they have done in their den meetings or act out a skit they have been rehearsing during den meetings. 

We are also going to have Boy Scout Troops join us during Pack meetings to provide activities for the cub scouts while the leaders talk with the parents about upcoming events and activities.  The Cub Scouts always enjoy interacting with the older Boy Scouts - it provides the Cub Scouts with great role models. 

The Structure of Scouting

Boy Scouts of America has celebrated over 100 years and includes Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts.

Each scout is part of a DEN (cub scouts), PATROL (boy scouts), TEAM OR CREW (venturing) - which is a group of 5 to 8 scouts.

A group of DEN's make up a PACK, a group of PATROL's make up a TROOP - these are called "UNITS". 

Each "Unit" is chartered by a civic, faith-based, educational or community organization.

Pack 644 is chartered by the Cottage Grove VFW.

A DISTRICT is a geographical area designed to support scouting in an area through training, program planning and support. A district committee is composed of volunteers who deal with specific tasks, including membership, program, and finance. The district also has a commissioner staff. A unit commissioner is assigned to coach unit adults, help solve problems and provide guidance.

 Pack 644 is part of the Kaposia (awesome) district.

 A council is a geographic area composed of districts. Each council has an executive board of volunteers and a staff of professionals. The council supports chartered organizations by providing materials and certain facilities, such as camps. There are approximately 300 councils in the BSA. 

Pack 644, Kaposia (awesome) district are part of the Northern Star Council.

 

The Northern Star Council, headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, serves more than 95,000 young people in 21 counties across central Minnesota and four counties in western Wisconsin. The council is among the five largest in the United States and is led by over 23,000 volunteers. More than 1,100 community organizations, representing educational, religious, non-profit, civic, and business organizations join in partnership with Northern Star Council by chartering 1,746 Scouting units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and groups). The Northern Star Council is the result of the July 1, 2005 merger of the former Viking (Minneapolis) and Indianhead (St. Paul) Councils.