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Pack 56 was formed in 2001 and is chartered by the PTO of Woodbury Red Rock Elementary.  Most of the scouts come from Red Rock Elementary school.  Pack 56 runs a traditional cub scouting program emphasizing:

  • Recognizing scout achievements in a timely and visible way.
  • Giving scouts an opportunity to "do a good turn".
  • Attending scout camps and special events.
  • Encouraging parent involvement.

For more about our pack, please refer to the PACK 56 PARENTS HANDBOOK.

 

WHAT IS CUB SCOUTING? Cub Scouting is doing. Exploring. Learning. Playing. Hiking. Camping. Many special events every year. For more, read the Cub Scout Fact Sheet. In addition to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts of America offers several other programs for older boys.

WHAT DO WE DO? Pack 56 holds monthly pack meetings at the Red Rock cafeteria on the second or third Tuesday of the month. In addition, Pack 56 hosts special events. These events change every year depending on the interest of volunteer leadership and the opportunities we can find. Some of the past events include a Pinewood Derby, a Blue and Gold Banquet, a Halloween party, a Bowling party, a Rocket Launch, DNR fishing, a planetarium visit, a sledding party and more. In addition, our local Boy Scout council provides many great opportunities including year round scout camps and special events. The camps include Polar cubs, summer camp programs, and rent-able camp facilities. Special events include Minnesota Twins game overnighters, Science Museum events and many, many others.

MEMBERSHIP. Scouts join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a neighborhood group of six to eight boys. Lion Cubs (kindergarteners), Tiger Cubs (first-graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), and Webelos 1 & 2 Scouts (fourth- and fifth-graders) meet regularly throughout the school year. In addition, all of the dens and family members gather once a month for a pack meeting under the direction of our Cub Master and pack committee.

VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP. Cub Scouts is a volunteer organization. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people volunteer to be committee members, den leaders, and event helpers. Most importantly, volunteers (usually parents) are the adult partner to the scouts. We need you to be involved with the pack for us to be successful. Anything you can do to help out from volunteering to be a committee member, heading up an event, or just helping out with our activities throughout the year is essential to a successful year of scouting.

  • Cubmaster:  Dan Stepan
  • Committee Chair:  Peter Hilpisch

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. It is important that your work with your son on their achievements as they only have a limited amount of time to work on them in den meetings.

WHAT DOES IT COST? Cub Scouting is paid for by the boys and their parents, the pack, the chartered organization, and the community. The boy must help pay his own way by paying the pack dues and supporting the annual pack fund raiser. The pack annual dues are $30 and pay for BSA (Boy Scouts Of America) registration fees, Boy's Life magazine and other pack administrative costs. BSA uses the registration fees to provide the scouting infrastructure, camps, training materials, special events and background checks. The fund raiser pays for the pack special activities, events and materials throughout the year. In the past, the fund raiser has paid for entertainers, scientists, nature presentations; renting a planetarium, a train museum and school facilities, purchasing special advancement tokens and such. In addition, extra funds have been used for purchasing scout rank books and pack T-shirts for the boys. The fund raiser is key to providing a quality experience for the boys.

Ice Skating
Rockets
Buck thorn removal service at St. Croix Model Train Yard
Red Rock Garden clean up

TO BE ADDED

Camp Akela

TO BE ADDED

Camp Navajo

TO BE ADDED

Polar Cubs

TO BE ADDED

Pack "family" overnights

TO BE ADDED

Halloween Party  
Fall Festival  
Caroling  
Sports events  
Sledding  
Cool stuff (animals, RC hobbies, building stuff, ...)  

(Draft of next parent handbook)