CUB SCOUTING
 
Who We Are
  Pack 641 Leaders
  Purposes
  Core Values
  Glossary of Terms

RANK ADVANCEMENT
  Advancement Basics
  Bobcat
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  Webelos
  Arrow of Light

SPECIAL AWARDS
  Awards

UNIFORM
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DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
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TRAINING
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LINKS
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FUN STUFF
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Pinewood Derby Cool Designs
Pinewood Derby Templates


   

Cub Scouting GLOSSARY OF TERMS

 

A

Achievement - The name given to a major requirement in the Cub Scout

program. There are 12 achievements for the Wolf rank and 24 achievements

for the Bear rank.

 

Activity Badge - One of 20 specialized recognitions earned by Webelos

scouts

 

Advancement - The process by which a member meets certain requirements

and earns recognition.

 

Akela - A title of respect used in Cub Scouting; any good leader is Akela. The

name comes from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.

 

Arrow of Light Award - Highest rank in Cub Scouting. The only Cub Scout

badge that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.

 

Arrow Point - An award given to a cub Scout who has completed 10 elective

projects beyond the rank for his grade. A gold arrow point is given for the first

10 projects and a silver arrow point is given for each additional 10 projects

thereafter. He may earn any number of silver arrow points for his rank.

 

Assistant Cubmaster (CA) - A person 18 years or older person appointed to

help the Cubmaster.

 

Assistant Den Leader (DA) - A person appointed to help the Cub Scout den

leader.

 

Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) - A volunteer Scouter who helps

the district commissioner. An ADC is in charge of all unit commissioners in an

assigned area of the district.

 

B

Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Founder of the worldwide

Scouting movement. Born in London, February 22, 1857. He is referred to as

Lord Baden- Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World. Died January 8, 1941.

 

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) - A six-hour training

course that an adult member of the pack must complete before the pack can

participate in a pack overnighter.

 

Basic Training - Formal introduction to the program, purpose, ideals and

procedures of the Cub Scout program necessary for a volunteer to function

with the ease and confidence that comes with knowledge.

 

Bear Rank - awarded to the Third grade Cub Scout for completing 12 of the 24 achievements.

 

Blue and Gold Banquet - A birthday dinner for Scouting held by Cub packs in

February.

 

Bobcat - The first rank for all Cub Scouts.

 

Boy's Life - The magazine published by the Boy Scouts of America to help boys broaden their horizons in Scouting.

 

Buddy System - A part of Safe Swim Defense. Swimmers of like ability are

paired, check in and out of the water together, and stay within 10 feet of each

other during the swim. Buddy system is used also in other activities such as

hiking and field trips for safety reasons.

 

C

Camporee - A council or district event where Boy Scout troops come together for one or two nights of joint camping. Usually involves competition between troops

in Scoutcraft skills. Cub Scouts (especially Webelos) are sometimes invited to

attend.

 

Charter - Formal permission from the Boy Scouts of America allowing a pack to organize.

 

Chartered Organization - The sponsoring organization of the pack. This

organization may be a religious, civic, fraternal, educational or other community based

group. Monthly pack meetings are usually held in a building owned by that

organization.

 

Class A Uniform - The official Boy Scout uniform consisting of the blue or tan

shirt, blue or green Scout pants, or Scout shorts, neckerchief, Scout belt, and

Scout cap. This uniform is to worn to all Scout meetings, activities, campouts

unless a Scout is specifically told to wear something else.

 

Class B Uniform - The Pack blue T-shirt, blue Scout pants, or Scout shorts with white socks or scout socks, Scout belt, and Scout cap. This uniform is worn when

the Den Leader or Cubmaster requests it.

 

Commissioner - A volunteer Scouter who works with packs and/or troops to helpunits succeed.

 

Committee Chairman (CC) - An adult 21 years of age or older, the executive

officer of the committee, who works with the Cubmaster to assure that the pack

provides the Cub Scout phase of the Scouting program.

 

Compass Point Patch - Award earned by Webelos Scouts as they advance in the Webelos program. This cloth patch is hung by a loop from a button on the boy's

right shirt pocket. Metal pins are added to the patch and attached at compass

points (north, east, south and west) as the boy advances by earning activity

badges.

 

Council - A chartered body of representatives from organizations operating

Scouting units and members at large responsible for Scouting in a designated

geographic area.

 

Council headquarters - The local office for Scouting in a specific geographic

area. The country is divided into more than 400 local councils.

 

Crossover - When Webelos Scouts become Boy Scouts: Webelos crossover.”

 

Cubmaster (CM) - An adult 21 years of age or older, who holds this commission in a Cub Scout pack. The pack leader and Akela for the pack, serves as Master of Ceremonies during monthly pack meetings.

 

Cubmaster Award - A blue square knot on a gold field awarded to Cubmaster’s who have completed training and performance and served for 2 years.

 

Cub Scout - A boy who is registered with a Cub Scout pack. Also, the reason

why we're all here!!!

 

Cub Scouter Award - A blue and gold square knot on a blue field awarded to

Cub Scouters who have completed training and performance and served for 2

years at the pack level and/or in a district or council Cub Scout position.

 

Cub Scout Handshake - Used by Cub Scouts and Scouters with the right hand. It is given like an ordinary handshake except the index and middle fingers are

extended toward the other person, touching his wrist.

 

Cub Scout Motto - "Do Your Best."

 

Cub Scout Promise -

I, (name), promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack

 

 

Cub Scout Salute - A hand salute made by Cub Scouts and Scouters with the

fingers of the right hand held in position as for Cub Scout Sign, except that the

index and middle fingers are held together. The tips of the fingers touch the right

eyebrow or the Cub Scout hat.

 

Cub Scout Sign - A sign made by raising the right hand straight up high over the

head with the palm forward. The first two fingers are wide apart and pointing up

as in a V. The thumb covers the nails of the ring and little fingers. This sign

symbolizes the ears of Akela, and when held up, the group should become silent.

 

D

Day Camp - Summertime fun for all registered Cub Scouts. This daytime

program allows boys to interact with boys from other packs and keeps boys and

adults active in the Cub Scout movement.

 

Den - Small group of Cub Scouts who meet once a week in the home of a den

leader to work on projects, learn games, songs, tricks and skits to be presented at

monthly pack meeting.

 

Den Chief - A Boy Scout who has been appointed to help direct the activities of a Cub Scout den.

 

Den Doodle - Advancements record using beads, spools or markers hung on

string, lacing or yarn by each boy to represent his advancement. It is displayed at

monthly pack meetings.

 

Den Leader (DL) - The adult on-the-scene supervisor of a Cub Scout den. A

registered member of the pack who attends basic training.

 

Den Leader Award - A gold square knot on a blue field awarded to den leaders who have completed training and performance and served for two years.

 

Denner - Cub Scout who helps the den leader with den and pack meetings. This is generally a rotating position so each Cub Scout may serve and learn a little about helping and leadership.

 

District - Level of the Cub Scout organization directly under the council. Each

Cub Scout belongs to a den, each den belongs to a pack, each pack belongs to a

district, each district belongs to a council, each council belongs to a region, and

all regions belong to the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

District Award of Merit - A silver knot on a dark blue field awarded for

outstanding service by a volunteer on the district level.

 

District Commissioner (DC) - A volunteer Scouter who is in charge of all

commissioners within a district.

 

District Committee - A group of registered adult scouters responsible for

carrying out the council program within their district.

 

District Executive - A professional paid Scouter who works with the volunteers under the direction of the Scout Executive.

E

Elective - A part of the Cub Scout advancement program. There are electives in both the Wolf and Bear rank books. For every 10 electives completed, a Cub

Scout earns an arrow point.

 

F

Fast Start - Supplemental training program for new leaders designed to help

them until they can attend basic training.

 

Friends of Scouting (FOS) - An annual campaign in which Scouters, and other

interested people in the community, can provide financial support to the local

council to assist in meeting its objectives.

 

G

Go See It - A field trip or outing conducted by a Tiger Cub den.

 

Good Turn - A distinctive feature of Scouting is its emphasis upon service to

others. The Good Turn habit is one that all Scouts endeavor to acquire.

 

I

Instant Recognition Patch/Progress Towards Ranks Patch - Diamond shaped

patch to which a plastic thong and beads are attached for instant recognition of

achievements. Each time a boy completes 3 achievements he will receive one

bead. Wolf earns yellow and Bear earns red beads, awarded in the den.

 

N

National BSA - Headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America, located in Irving, Texas, where the Cub Scout program is developed and literature is developed

and printed.

 

National Summertime Pack Award - An award earned by the pack for

conducting a summer program.

 

O

Outdoor Code - A pledge for proper outdoor conduct which should be followed by all Cub Scouts and leaders.

 

Outdoor Program - The total scope of outdoor programs offered by the Boy

Scouts of America, including unit outings, camporees, Cub Scout day camps,

long-term Scout camps, council and national jamborees.

 

P

Pack - The unit that conducts Cub Scouting for the chartered organization.

Usually consists of 2 or more dens and conducts monthly meetings.

 

Pack Committee - A committee of concerned parents and leaders, approved by the chartered organization, to administer the affairs of the pack.

 

Pack Meeting - Monthly meeting of Cub Scouts, adult leaders, committee

members and parents, where Cub Scouts and adults receive recognition for their

advancement in rank or service to Scouting. Skits, songs and other entertainment

should be performed by dens.

 

Pack Trainer - A registered leader of the pack, at least 21 years of age, who is

responsible for orienting new parents as well as seeking the goal of having 100

percent of pack leadership trained in their position responsibilities.

 

Patches/Badges - Worn on the uniform to designate rank or training awards.

Refer to the Wolf, Bear, or Webelos books, den leader book, or Insignia Control

Guide for specific placement information.

 

Philmont Training Center - The national volunteer training center of the Boy

Scouts of America, located at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron , New Mexico .

 

Pinewood Derby - A pack activity that involves making and racing model cars on a tract.

 

Pow Wow - All-day learning experience for Cub Scout leaders covering a wide

variety of subjects with some hands-on experiences.

 

Program Helps - An annual publication of the BSA to help den and pack leaders plan their meetings by using monthly themes.

 

Q

Quality Unit Award - Recognition given each charter year to units that commit

to and meet six of eight national standards (three are required) pertaining to

leadership training, service, advancement, camping and membership growth.

 

R

Raingutter Regatta - A pack activity that involves making and racing model

boats in a raingutter.

 

Region – There are four large geographical administrative units of the BSA. We are part of the Southern Region.

 

Registration - The payment of an annual registration fee. This is one of the

requirements for membership of the BSA.

 

Religious Awards - An award present by individual faiths to Cub and Boy Scouts for completion of a set of requirements within their respective faiths. Adults may also receive a religious award for service to youth within their own faith.

 

Roundtable - A monthly district level meeting where den and pack leaders learnnew ideas on monthly themes, receive information on district and council

activities, and have a general exchange of ideas.

 

S

Safe Swim Defense - An eight-point plan for safe swimming.

 

Safety Afloat - Nine guidelines for safe unit activity afloat in watercraft less than 26 feet long.

 

Scouting Anniversary Week - The week, beginning on Sunday, that includes

February 8, Scouting Anniversary Day— the day the BSA was incorporated in

1910.

 

Scout Benediction - "May the Great Master of all Scouts be with us until we

meet again".

 

Scouter - A registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Scouter's Key - A recognition given to a unit leader or commissioner for

completing training, tenure, and performance requirements.

 

Scout Executive - The professional staff leader of a council.

 

Scouting Magazine - The official magazine sent to all registered Scouters.

 

Service Center-Scout Headquarters - It contains the professionals' offices and the Scout Shop (where you can buy uniforms and all of your Scouting needs.)

 

Service Star - Worn on the uniform above the left pocket to denote years of

service in the Scouting program.

 

Shared Leadership - The concept of sharing leadership responsibilities in Tiger

Cubs. Tiger Cub—adult partner teams take turns assuming the responsibility of

hosting a month of meetings.

 

Silver Beaver - A recognition given by the National Court of Honor for

distinguished service to youth within the local council. The similar regional award

is the Silver Antelope and the national award is the Silver Buffalo.

 

Space Derby - A pack activity that involves making and racing model spaceships.

 

T

Tenure - A term used to describe the length of service and membership in

Scouting.

 

Tiger Cub - A first grade boy registered with an adult partner in the Tiger Cub

Program.

 

Tour Permit - Permit approved by the council for any outing that is to be taken

by a group of Cub Scouts if traveling is involved. Check with the Service Center.

 

Trained Leader Emblem - All Cub Scout leaders who have completed Basic

Leader Training appropriate to their positions may wear this emblem.

 

Two-Deep Leadership - The concept of having at least two adult registered

leaders at every pack meeting or den outing for the safety and welfare of the

Cubs.

 

U

Uniform - The distinctive feature of Scouting that quickly identifies its members.

 

Uniform Inspection - A feature of a unit meeting when members of the

registered unit are given an opportunity to demonstrate their uniformed

appearance.

 

Unit - A term used to designate any one of the following; pack, troop, team, post, or ship.

 

Unit Commissioner - A commissioner assigned to a unit to lend support and help when needed. He/she can be the unit's best friend.

 

V

Volunteer - Individual who donates services, time, and/or funds to support the

program of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Volunteer Service - The work of a great body of men and women who make

Scouting available to youth by their leadership of units.

 

 

W

 

Webelos Badge - A rank earned by a fourth or fifth grade boy which is part of the requirements for the Arrow of Light.

 

Webelos Colors - Green, red, and gold streamers on a blue metal bar that boys may wear to display Webelos activity badges.

 

Webelos Den - A group of Webelos Scouts who meet weekly under the

supervision of a Webelos den leader.

 

Webelos Den Chief - A Boy Scout who has been appointed to help direct the

activities of a Webelos den.

 

Webelos Den Leader - The adult on-the-scene supervisor of a Webelos Scout den. A registered member of the pack who attends basic training to learn how to

fulfill the job of a Webelos den leader.

 

Webelos Resource Person - A registered member of the troop committee or an assistant Scoutmaster who serves as liaison between the troop and the Webelos

den.

 

Webelos Scout - A Cub Scout who has completed the third grade belongs to a

Webelos den. He works on activities in the Webelos book which are suited to his

age. He will be exposed to more challenging outdoor experiences including

camping.

 

Webelos-to-Scout Transition - The preparation and graduation of a boy from

Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting.

 

Whittling Chip Card - A card that Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts earn after they have learned the safety rules and proper care guidelines of using a

pocketknife.

 

Wolf - A rank earned by a second grade Cub Scout when he completes 12

achievements in the Wolf Book.

 

Wood Badge - Advanced training session (open by invitation only) for qualified

Cub Scout trainers.

 

World Conservation Award - An award for Cub Scouts emphasizing the

importance of our natural resources and our interdependence with other countries

in fulfilling our mutual needs.

 

 

World Crest - A badge worn by Scouts and Scouters as a symbol of commitment to the World Association of Scouting. A portion from the sale of this patch goes to support this association.

 

World Friendship Fund - A fund to which Scouts and Scouters in the United

States of America may contribute to provide material help to Scouts and Scouting

around the world.

 

Y

Youth Protection Program - This BSA emphasis fights child abuse by teaching

youth how to recognize, resist, and report child abuse; by helping parents and

Scouters learn to recognize indications of child abuse; and by teaching them how

to address and prevent child abuse situations. Youth Protection training addresses

these BSA policies

 

"Do Your Best"