Welcome to Pack 499!!
We are so happy that you’ve chosen to join our Pack. You will have an awesome scout experience with us!
Your Den is made up of other Kindergartners (Lions) or 1st grade students (Tigers). Soon you will meet your Den Leader!!! There are 6 levels of cub scouts that you will get through before you cross over into Boy Scouts. They are Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos I and Webelos II. As a Lion or Tiger, you are required to have an adult present with you at all meetings and events.
You will receive the Cub Scout handbook and with your leader you will follow this handbook as you progress through your Tiger year. Please read through it and become familiar with the activities and achievements.
We meet as an entire Pack once per month; this is where awards and announcements are given out. This meeting takes place at the Brighton Township Fire Hall. Pack meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday each month. All dens will meet as individual groups lead by the den leader twice per month at Dutch Ridge Elementary School. Den meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month.
Every month our pack plans a pack activity. Families are always welcome to attend these! The first pack activities that you are invited to include the Memorial Day Parade in Beaver, we will be marching as a pack, and our Drive In Movie night at the Brighton Soccer fields pavilion. On the front page of the site you will find the agenda for the other activities planned for the summer. If you attend at least one activity per month during the summer you are eligible to receive the summer activity pin award. Please let us know which activities you would like to attend.
The scout uniform is an exciting part of scouting but it can get a little confusing. First of all, the uniform is to be worn at all Pack meetings and at formal scout functions (we will tell you which those are).
Here is a diagram showing where your patches and insignia are placed on your uniform. You can purchase your uniforms and the patches from Flag Plaza in Pittsburgh (by Consol Energy Center) or online at BSA Scout Shop.
Cub Scout Uniform
1. Navy blue cub scout short sleeved shirt
2. Metal slide for the neckerchief
3. Cub Scout Belt with buckle
4. The following Patches:
* Den # (ask your den leader for number)
* 499 (separate number patches in red)
* World Crest Emblem
* Laurel Highlands Council
Note: An easy method of attaching the patches and emblems is “Badge Magic”. This can be purchased with the rest of the uniform.