Antioch Pack 191
Welcome to Antioch Cub Scout Pack 191
Cub Scout Pack 191 provides family scouting for the Antioch, Lake Villa, and Lindenhurst areas, primarily recruiting scouts from District 34 and surrounding areas. We are an active pack that meets (typically) weekly as dens and monthly as a pack during the school year. There are also year-round activities to keep the scouts busy such as pack and den camping, a hiking club, picnics, fishing derbies, and parades. Families are encouraged to participate, but it is not required to attend all events.
From Pine Car Derbies to Camping, from Fishing to ‘Go See Its’ there is much to do in Scouting. Expect your child to look forward to Den outings with their peers learning about the world around us in an age-appropriate setting and taking pride in themselves, as well as a time-honored tradition. The goal of Cub Scouting is to have fun and learn at the same time. A Cub Scout learns satisfaction from meeting challenges, having friends, feeling good about themselves, and feeling they are important to other people. Cub Scouts learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships
How is Cub Scouts Organized?
The Pack consists of all of the dens and their families. The pack serves as the parent organization for the dens and provides direction, program support, leadership training, and maintenance of the budget. The pack is led by the Pack Committee Chair and the Cubmaster. The Cubmaster supervises program delivery for the Scouts and, with the help of the Assistant Cubmaster, run the pack meetings. The Committee Chair supervises the business side of the pack and runs the committee meetings and pack leader meetings.
A den is a group of ideally six to eight scouts all of the same school year. Dens are led by a Den Leader with parent involvement to deliver the monthly program. A Scouts BSA scout, known as a Den Chief, may also work with the den. Dens meet regularly on various days and times of the week (determined by den parents) during the school year. Dens meet at school, at one of the family’s homes, the local scout house, or at some other place.
What are the Dens?
Lions - K
As a Lion, your kindergartner will make friends, laugh loud, gain confidence, discover nature, and most of all…have fun! They’ll experience the Scouting concepts of character development, leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness through engaging and exciting adventures!! Kindergartners will have a blast exploring the world around them in ways that fuel their imagination and creativity. Together, they’ll take their first steps down the path to success.
Tigers - 1st
The Tiger rank is for youth who are in first grade or age seven. To earn the Tiger badge, a youth must complete six required adventures with the den or family and one elective adventure of the den or family's choosing. As the youth completes each adventure, they will receive the an adventure loop to wear on their belt. After completing the seven required adventures, they have earned the Tiger badge.
After earning the Tiger badge, a Tiger Scout can work on the remaining 12 Tiger electives until they finish first grade (or turns 8 years old). They can choose elective adventures to learn new hobbies and skills. For completing an elective adventure, they'll get an additional loop.
Wolves - 2nd
The Wolf rank is for Cub Scouts who have finished first grade or are eight years old. To earn the Wolf badge, a Cub Scout must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. The parent or guardian, and den leader, approves each requirement by signing his book. The Cub Scout receives an adventure loop for each adventure and after meeting all requirements, has earned the Wolf badge.
After earning the Wolf badge, a Wolf Scout can work on the remaining 12 Wolf electives until they finish second grade or turn 9 years old. They can choose elective adventures to learn new hobbies and teach skills that will be useful during their Scouts BSA years. For completing an elective adventure, they'll receive an additional adventure loop.
Bears - 3rd
The Bear rank is for youth who have finished second grade or are nine years old. To earn the Bear badge, a youth must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. Their parent or guardian, and den leader, approves each requirement by signing their book. The youth receives an adventure loop for each adventure and after meeting all requirements, has earned the Bear badge.
After earning the Bear badge, a Bear Scout can work on the remaining 12 Bear electives until they finish third grade or turns 10 years old. They can choose elective adventures to learn new hobbies and skills. When they complete an elective adventure, they receive an additional adventure loop to wear.
Webelos - 4th
Webelos dens are for youth who have completed third grade or are ten years old. Webelos Scouts get to work on the five required Webelos adventures and choose two of the 18 elective adventures that are shared by the Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. After finishing the requirements for an adventure, the Webelos den leader, rather than a parent, approves most of the adventures. For each adventure a youth completes, they receive a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on their hat. After completing seven adventures, including five required adventures and two elective adventures, a youth has earned the Webelos badge.
After earning the Webelos badge, a Webelos Scout can work on the remaining 18 shared Webelos and Arrow of Light electives until they finish fourth grade or turn 11 years old. A Webelos Scout can choose elective adventures to learn new skills or hobbies that will be useful during their Scouts BSA years. For completing an elective adventure they'll receive an additional adventure pin.
Arrow of Light - 5th
The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light, preparing a Webelos Scout to become a member of Scouts BSA. Scouts must complete four required adventures and three elective adventures to earn the Arrow of Light rank. For each adventure a Scout completes, they receive a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on their hat.
After an Arrow of Light Scout has earned the Arrow of Light badge they're ready to join a Scouts BSA Troop! The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Scouts BSA uniform. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light rank may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their uniform.
What is an adventure?
Cub Scouts earn adventures that are specific to their grade and rank. An adventure consists of between 45 and 180 minutes of content delivered over the course of one, two, or three meetings (depending on age level and complexity). Each adventure will be based around a core theme of scouting - character development, citizenship, outdoorsmanship, personal fitness, leadership, and fun. A number of adventures must be completed to earn the badge of rank for each grade level. Adventures may be earned in any order. Completion of adventures is how the aims of the scouting program are delivered.