About Us & More

Welcome to Pack 180

Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 180! Our Cub Pack was established October 1952, over 60 years ago. Our Charter Organization is Riverside United Methodist Church located at 2701 Zollinger Rd. Upper Arlington, OH 43221. The church helps us by supporting our programs, organization, and provides a safe meeting place. We are a part of the Simon Kenton Council in Central Ohio. Most of our boys come from the Tremont Elementary School; however, we have boys from all over Upper Arlington.

We are looking forward to a fun, exciting and educational year. We have a lot of wonderful family events planned for the boys and their adult partners. To help you prepare for the Scouting year in Pack 180 we have put together some points of interest that should help explain some of the terminology, events, and expectations that have come to be part of Cub Scouts.

Past Pack Events & More

“UA Pack 180” videos are events in which the pack has done in the past.  Events like these will be planned out for your scout too!!! 

2016 Fall Campout UA Cub Scout Pack 180

2017 - Pinewood Derby Pack 180 Upper Arlington

These videos may help give you some idea about the Cub Scout program:

GROWING FUTURE LEADERS          - Does Scouting Work?          - Character of a Scout

Cub Scout Construction Zone              - Cub Scout Outdoors            - Cub Scout 

Cub Hub Anthem

 

About Cub Scouting

The Cub Scouting program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents, through offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together.

Youth are looking for: Camping, Hiking, Racing, Fishing, Swimming, And more!

Parents are looking for: Values, Variety of learning experiences, Build friendships, Build self-confidence, and Learn social skills

Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow. Scouting is provided locally in neighborhoods across the country through churches, community organizations, or other groups of interested citizens.

Please visit About Cub Scouts for more info on Cub Scouting!!!

Ranks

Lion Cubs – Kindergarten grade Cub Scout - A less structured, beginning introduction to Cub Scouting. All activities are conducted with an adult partner.

Bobcats – All new Cub Scouts (except Lions Cubs) regardless of when they join the program must earn the rank of Bobcat first. They must learn and be able to repeat by memory eight fundamentals of Cub Scouting including The Cub Scout Motto, Law of the Pack and Cub Scout Promise.

Tiger Cubs – 1st grade Cub Scouts - All activities are conducted with an adult partner.

Wolf - 2nd grade     Bear - 3rd grade     Webelos I – 4th grade      Arrow of Light – 5th grade 

Arrow of Light – The highest rank a Cub Scout can achieve. 

There are Scout Handbooks for each rank (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos). The handbooks contain information about the various achievements and activities for each rank.  Each Cub Scout should have his own handbook.  Each parent is encouraged to familiarize themselves with the handbook.  Please review the first section of each Cub Scout rank’s handbook that deals with Youth Protection.

Pack Meetings

Pack Meetings are typically held the 4th Monday of the month unless otherwise specified. The pack meetings are at Riverside United Methodist Church located on 2701 Zollinger Rd. Upper Arlington, OH 43221 and are from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM. 

The monthly pack meeting brings together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves as a showcase for everything the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings. The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program. Pack Meetings are where upcoming events are announced, Rank Achievement Awards are handed out, etc…

Den Meetings

A den is a group of boys, within the pack, that meets several times a month between pack meetings. The boys in a den are usually all at the same grade level. The den structure allows boys to build relationships with leaders and other boys. The den provides opportunities for activities that would be difficult with a large group. The den also provides leadership opportunities for the boys.

Pack Dues

Pack dues are estimated at $65 for the Scouting year. These dues cover patches, rank badges, beads, totems, pins, belt loops, trophies, metals, and advancement cards that each child achieves throughout the year. These fees also cover: National Registration, Boys’ Life Magazine, Supplies for Meetings, Pack Dues We review the budget at every “Parent Pack Planning Meeting” each month.

 Adult Leader Training

Training for leaders is essential to provide consistent and quality leadership for our Scouts. Adult Leadership Training helps to prepare Adult Leaders for what to expect in their Den and Pack. Adult Leadership Training will also advise on how best to protect the boys as well as the leaders themselves. The Boy Scouts of America have one of the best training and literature libraries there is to be found. Some of the training can be taken online and at no fee at www.my.scouting.org.

Please note that all adult volunteers will need to complete the Youth Protection Training (YPT) available at this site. This takes only 20 – 30 minutes to complete and requires only common sense.

Other training is done on-site at various locations and does sometimes have a fee involved and Pack 180 will reimburse you if approved to take the training. The Pack 180 website will have a listing of some of the training opportunities that are coming up as soon as we know them. 

Rank Appropriate Handbook

A rank appropriate handbook will be essential for the boys to fulfill their full potential as Cub Scouts. For the boys to make rank advancements they will need to complete the requirements in their books and have each achievement signed off by their Den Leader.  The Den Leader will then report advancement milestones to the Pack Leader and achievement awards will be handed out at the following Pack Meeting.

Cub Scout Uniforms

Pack 180 does not require a full head to toe Cub Scout uniform. A minimum Class A uniform would be comprised of a rank appropriate Cub Scout or Webelos shirt with all required patches (World Crest, Unit Numerals 180, and Council patch), a rank appropriate neckerchief, and rank appropriate neckerchief glide. Items such as a Cub Scout hat are optional and not required. It is suggested to use a large safety-pin to hold the glide onto the neckerchief to prevent losing the glide.

Class A Uniforms are expected to be worn properly and with pride. Uniforms are expected to be tucked in with a pair of navy or khaki shorts or pants and covered toe footwear (no sandals or Crocs) to all Pack sponsored events.

Check with pack leaders to see if there maybe any old uniform stuff in storage.  The pack collects old uniforms from the scout that do not want to keep them so we can help offset some cost for parents. 

Leader Uniform

Leaders are strongly encouraged to be uniforms whenever participating in Scouting events too. A Leader Uniform consists of a Leader Shirt, typically short sleeved, with all required patches (World Crest, Unit Numerals 180, and Council patch).  The neckerchief and glide are optional for leaders.

How to Acquire Uniforms and Supplies

Uniforms, books and other scouting supplies can be purchased online at http://scoutstuff.org/ and orders will be shipped directly to you. There is also a scout shop near the Lennox just before the railroad crossing.

 

Boy Scouts of America Scout Shop: 807 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri | 9:00am-6:00pm  Thursday | 9:00am-7:00pm Saturday | 10:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 614-481-4270  Fax: 614-481-4268

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby is probably our largest event of the year. Only Pinewood Derby kits purchased from Pack 180 will qualify to participate in this event. No exceptions. For several Pack Meetings leading up to the event, kits will be available for purchase.

Pinewood Derby: Race Day | The Cub Scouts

Popcorn Fundraiser

The Scouts sell popcorn as an annual fundraiser. Popcorn sales allow us to keep 30% of the popcorn sales within the pack. The money raised by popcorn sales offsets the Pack Dues and allows Pack 180 to provide a more enriching Scouting program for the boys. 

Camping

Camping at the Cub Scout level is a family event. As Cub Scouts, the boys are not allowed to camp without parent or guardian. Pack 180 plans to hold 3 campouts per scouting year. In all Cub Scout camping events, each camper is responsible for bringing all of their own camping supplies and food unless otherwise specified in advance by the camp out organizer.

2016 Fall Campout UA Cub Scout Pack 180

Cub Scout Day Camp (summer-time)

Cub Scout Day Camp is a District sponsored event which is held after school releases for the summer break. Dates, times, locations and prices will be announced later during the Scouting year. Day Camp is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to earn a lot of advancement and to have a fun time with friends.

"The camp that comes to the boy," day camp is an accredited, organized, one- to five-day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts under trained leadership at an approved site, and is usually held during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight. Den members are supervised by den and pack leaders.

The Blue and Gold Banquet

Blue and Gold, as it is referred to serve several purposes. Blue and Gold has become synonymous with celebrating the birthday of Scouting, but it also signifies the point in which a Webelo 2 Scout crosses out of Cub Scouts and into Boy Scouts. This is a big achievement in a Scout’s journey and we recognize it as such. The Blue and Gold Banquet is a potluck dinner celebration that we hold in honor of the Scout’s achievements and in honor of Scouting itself.

 

Contact Information

Roy Lewis - Cubmaster - cubmaster@pack180.org

Andy Laux - Committee Chair - adlaux@gmail.com