Pack 228 is in the Township of Washington, Bergen County New Jersey, and is made up of nearly 50 cub scouts from kindergarten through fifth grade. We are assigned to the 3 Rivers District of the Northern New Jersey, BSA (NJ). Pack 228 serves mainly Jessie F George, and Washington Elementary schools in the Westwood School District but welcomes cubs from all elementary schools. The pack is divided by age level and gender into numerous dens.
Scouty Since 1981.
Here's some basic information on Cub Scouting from the Boy Scouts of America organization:
What Is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, Kindergarten through 5th, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow(archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a bird house? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
Cub Scouts Belong to Pack and Den
As a Cub Scout you will be part of your own pack.
The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and may even go to the same school.
The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood. This group makes sure your pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. The group gets help from the Boy Scouts of America, which is part of Scouting around the world.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Have you been to the local Police Station and talked to the Police Officer on duty? Or visited the Fire Station and sat in the driver’s seat of the pumper truck? Or visited the local Court House and sat in the Judges chair? These are some of the places you might go with your den or pack.
You might also: Build a Pinewood Derby car and race it on the track or build a sail boat or trimaran and race it in the raingutter regatta.
Cub Scouts Earn Awards
Each time you complete an accomplishment or learn a new skill you will be rewarded. Sometimes the reward is a pin or a patch. Sometimes it is a smile on your parents face to see you grow and learn.
The Cub Scout Oath
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, to Obey the Scout law, help other people at all times, keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
The Cub Scout Motto
Do your best.