Welcome to Pack 3322's Web Site!

Cub Scout Pack 3322 is located in Hudson, Ohio and is sponsored by the Hudson Presbyterian Church. The Pack is a member of the Moecomdws District of Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cub Scout Pack 3322 Overview

If you are new to Pack 3322 or are considering joining our unit, we have the following pages with information on our unit:

If you would like to be contacted about joining Cub Scout Pack 3322, please fill out the following form:

Why join Pack 3322?

We strive to make an experience that is rewarding and fun for our scout and their families.  We have a 2013-2014 schedule that will include many exciting campouts and outings:
  • September campout at Camp Manatoc
  • October campout at Mohican State Park 
  • November bowling
  • December Salvation Army bell ringing
  • January cabin camp-out at Camp Manatoc
  • February caving or tobogganing
  • March tour of a manufacturing facility
  • April trip to the USS Little Rock / Buffalo Naval Park
  • May camp-out at Hudson Springs Park
  • Marching in the Hudson Memorial Day Parade
We have a lot of fun planned for our pack meetings, including:
  • Scary cake bake
  • Cub Scout 500
  • Food basket for needy
  • Space derby
  • Pinewood derby
  • Blue and Gold banquet
  • Water rockets
We will also participate in scout camps in the summer of 2014

Older Webelos scouts will also have den camp-outs, Webelos Overnight Camp in the summer, and may join local boy scout troops for 4 or more additional camping trips. (Yes, if you are keeping track, that means Webelos may camp more than 12 times a year.)

Please see our pack calendar for all the details.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Information For New Members

If you are interested in joining Pack 3322, please contact the Cubmaster, Paul Allen, and he will put you in touch with the appropriate Den Leader. This page will provide some general information on what your son will need to participate in scouting.

Why join Pack 3322?
Our monthly pack meetings are FUN and include activities such as the Scary Cake Bake, Pinewood Derby, and Blue and Gold Banquet. We sell the most popcorn of all the troops and packs in Hudson to insure that we can have a rich program for our scouts. Please review some of the newsletters and pictures on this website for more information on our past activities.

Dues
The fees to be a memeber of Pack 3322 are very modest. There is a small registration fee (about $10) that is due to the district and includes a subscription to Boys Life magazine. The pack asks all families with scouts to sell at least $300 in popcorn during the annual sale.  If a family chooses not to sell popcorn, we ask for $100/year pack dues per family.  The money raised from popcorn sales pays for the Blue and Gold Dinner for scout, Pinewood Derby kit and awards, camping fees, Pack rechartering fees, Pack Meeting supplies and entertainment, and other Pack expenses.

Sponsor
Hudson Presbyterian Church. Pack 3322 welcomes members of all faiths.

Pack Meetings
Usually the 3rd Friday of each month at Ellsworth Hill Elementary School at 7 PM.

Den Meeting
One to two times per month after school or on Sundays.  Each den establishes its own meeting schedule.

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster
Paul Allen, scout@allencity.com; Dan Flippo, dan.flippo@pack3322.com

Number of Scouts in Pack
About 70-90

Family Participation
Normally our events are designed for participation by the entire family.  Unless we specify otherwise, please feel free to bring other siblings to take part in the activities.  For the Pinewood Derby we even have a separate category in which siblings and parents may enter a car.

Application Forms

Official Scout uniform for our pack
  • Scout Shirt – Navy blue for Tiger Cub (1st Grade), Wolf (2nd Grade), and Bear (3rd Grade); Navy blue or khaki (tan) for Webelos (4th and 5th Grades)
  • Patches – The store clerk will know exactly what you need.  Just tell them you’ve joined Pack 3322. The Cubmaster or Den Leader will let you know your den number. The Den # patch is optional and you can pick up the Den # patch later if you choose to.
  • Neckerchief and Slide – for your son’s specific rank.
  • Hat – Optional.  Is rank-specific.
  • Belt – Optional.  Useful to hold earned belt loops.
  • Pants – Official pants are Not recommended.  Shorts / jeans are fine; ordinary blue Dockers-like pants work fine the few times dressing up is required.
  • Scout Handbook – for your son’s specific rank.  The book is not needed at the Pack Meetings, only at Den Meetings.
All items can be purchased at:
  • Kamper City, 5549 Akron-Peninsula Road (Olde Eight Road, about 1 mile south of State Route 303).  (330) 650-1491.
  • Great Trail Council Scout Shop, 1601 South Main Street, Akron, 44309.  (330) 773-4078.
Below are the official BSA guides to the placement of insignia on uniforms:
Note: Only five medals may be worn at a time, pinned in a single row immediately above the seam of the left pocket.
Official BSA Cub Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet
Official BSA Scout Leader Uniform Inspection Sheet

Tiger Cub Overview
The Tiger Cub program gives parents an opportunity to provide their son(s) with a safe, structured, and nurturing environment.  Tiger Cubs and their adult partners have fun together while developing closer family relationships.  Scouting can provide positive, enriching experiences and activities to complement a child's formal classroom education.  Scouting and education share the common goal of helping young people grow into self-reliant, dependable, and caring adults.
Tiger Cubs is a simple, fun, easy-to-operate program that helps a boy and his adult partner gain a better understanding of and an appreciation for the community environment in which they live, and even the world at large.  It offers an opportunity for boys to enter the Scouting family in the first grade - an important age.  Research has shown that early involvement in values-based programs is vital to strong character development. The longer a boy stays in Scouting, the more likely he is to develop the values and skills needed to become an ethical and productive citizen.
The Tiger Cub den(s) is a part of the larger Cub Scout Pack.  The den(s) meets once a month as a den, plus once a month for a "Go See It" activity (sometimes combined with den meetings), and they attend all pack meetings.  The program is designed for First Grade boys, and the ideas are geared to their level. They are also arranged to help the boy and his adult partner interact together in a positive way and fulfill the Tiger Cub motto of “Search, Discover, and Share”.
To earn the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub Scout must complete a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a "Go See It" Activity in each of five Achievement Areas: 
  1. Making My Family Special
  2. Where I Live
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
  4. How I Tell It
  5. Let's Go Outdoors
As a boy completes each Achievement, he is awarded a bead which is hung from a “Totem” that is affixed to his uniform shirt pocket.  Totem beads are awarded as follows:
  • He earns a WHITE bead for each required FAMILY Activity
  • He earns an ORANGE bead for each required DEN Activity
  • He earns a BLACK bead for each required GO SEE IT Activity
Remember, there are NO performance requirements for a boy.  Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.  Also, after completing the achievements, the Tiger Cub can be awarded Tiger Track Beads, which are YELLOW disks attached to the Totem.  One bead is awarded for each group of TEN Electives the Tiger Cub completes.
Examples of the requirements for Tiger Cubs:
  1. Making My Family Special
    • Family Activity -  Completed a household chore with adult partner.
    • Den Activity - Made a family scrapbook.
    • Go See It Activity – Went to the Hudson Library and Historical Society for a presentation on Hudson past and present.   
  2. Where I Live
    • Family Activity – Learned about reading a map using a map of Hudson.   
    • Den Activity - Practiced the Pledge of Allegiance and participated in a Pack Meeting flag ceremony.
    • Go See It Activity – Visited the Hudson Police Station for a guided tour.   
  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
    • Family Activity – A) Within each family, planned and practiced a fire drill at home; and B) As a Den, we planned what to do if you became lost or separated from your family in a strange place.
    • Den Activity – Made and discussed a Food Guide Pyramid
    • Go See It Activity - Learn the rules of the sport Ice Hockey.  Went to watch Hudson vs. WRA Ice Hockey at Kent State Ice Arena.   
  4. How I Tell It
    • Family Activity - At a family meal, had each family member take turns telling the others one thing that happened to him or her that day.  Practiced being a good listener while waiting for your turn to talk.
    • Den Activity - Played "Tell It Like It Isn't".
    • Go See It Activity – Visited the Hudson Cable Television Station for a tour and to find out how people there communicate with others.
  5. Let's Go Outdoors
    • Family Activity – Went outside and watched the weather for a week.
    • Den Activity - With a crayon or colored pencil and a piece of paper, made a leaf rubbing.
    • Go See It Activity - Took a hike with the Den at Hudson Springs Park.

List of What to Bring On a Campout

Cub Scout Pack 3322
CAMP OUT “WHAT TO BRING” LIST
LABEL EVERYTHING!
  • Plate, bowl, utensils, and a drinking cup for each camper (travel mugs work great). This helps avoid the paper, plastic, and styrofoam that goes in the trash on typical campouts. Wash basins will be provided by the Pack to clean your equipment after meals. There will be NO disposable plates, bowls, or cups available at camp outs!!!
  • Tent
  • Ground Cloth
  • Warm sleeping bag - if you’re not sure how warm your sleeping bag is, bring a wool blanket or fleece liner to use inside the sleeping bag.
  • Ground pad or air mattress
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Warm clothes - don’t forget hats and gloves – nights can get COLD!
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots or other waterproof boots
  • Extra change of clothes (including socks) to sleep in - keep these some place you know will stay dry. If your clothes get wet during the evening, you’ll be glad you have dry clothes to sleep in!
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Compass - if you have one; not required
  • Footballs / Frisbees / Corn Hole / Soccer Ball - anything for outdoor activities the kids might enjoy
  • Swim Trunks and towels if swimming is available at the camp out
  • Camera
PLEASE DO NOT BRING:
  • Matches / Lighters
  • Snack Food (Due to potential critter problems)
  • Knives:
    • OK for adults
    • OK for boys who have received their Whittling Chip and have permission of both their parents and den leader
  • Electronic Devices (iPods, Game Boys, etc.)