Contact
Shannon Ellis
Pack Committee Chair
e-mail: pack211@pack211.ocbsa.org
For Boys and their Parents
We are pleased that you are considering joining our Cub Scout Pack. It is our hope that you and your son will find your time with the pack a rewarding and fun experience in which to continue or begin your Scouting adventure.

We have an active Cub Scout program, with Pack meetings every month, Den meetings and other experiences throughout the year. We encourage attendance at as many activities as possible. Some activities can help the boys advance through the Cub Scout ranks or earn belt loops and badges.

At each pack meeting each Den takes responsibility for an item/skit or event. This is your Pack, and taking responsibility to run it will allow both boys and parents ability to participate in scouting ideals.

We want parents to be active as well! We have numerous positions available, ranging from a once-a-year commitment, to Den Leader to Pack administration. A Pack Committee Meeting is held every other month usually on the first Sunday every other month(Check Calendar for dates and Times).

We encourage parents to consider a role in which they can best use their talents and skills (i.e., Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Fund raising, Advancement, Activities Chairs or as an assistant to a position). And not to worry, there are plenty of training classes to help you along if you feel don't know what to do. Remember, all of the current adult leaders started out where you are - so just jump right up and ask the Cubmaster or another leader how you can help.

General Pack Personality
Each Pack has its own distinctive personality usually defined by its activities during the year. Pack 211 is an inclusive pack that would best be described as “a pack family” we involve extended families and we do a variety of activities such as picnics, barbeques, camping, hiking, etc

Activities and Campouts
In the ten months of the school year the Pack schedules two weekend campouts or one activity per month. Most trips with include some light backpacking/hiking or biking on some of the campouts. Some past summer camps our Pack attended included Lost Valley Memorial Camp in Warner Hot Springs and Rocket academy in Brea.

Pack campouts consist of a combination of activities that involve learning specific Scout Skills such as campfire building, cooking, whittling and first aid, while at the same time having fun fishing, rock climbing, shooting, tubing, skiing and canoeing, depending on the campout location.

Additionally, our Pack has a web based service (Scouttrack.com) to help parents track your son’s awards and activities so that the pack can award scouts their patches, pins and belt loops. It includes a comprehensive Pack and Den Calendar of activities, outings, events and meetings, forms and bulletins. The web site also has a "Members Only" section that includes a full Pack Roster of scouts, parents and their contact information, lists of Scout Officers and Adult Committee Members, and the ability to e-mail messages directly from the web site to the entire pack roster, individual members and various groups of scouts and family members.

We hope that this information has been helpful to you in better understanding the Cub Scout and Boy Scout program. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the committee chair at pack211@pack211.ocbsa.org

We hope that you will join our pack!

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