Cub Scouting with Pack 334 is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join our Boy Scouting program.
Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.
We follow the traditional Advancement Trail for our Cub Scouts in Pack 334. Each of our young Scouts progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As they advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities they learn as they get older. You can learn more about the Cub Scout Advancement Trail here.
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.
Our Cub Scout Pack 334 shares the same unit number as Boy Scout Troop 334, and we also share the same chartering organization. Additionally, many of our adult leaders and volunteers overlap and serve both units. Most of our Cub Scouts move up and become Boy Scouts with Troop 334. This relationship allows us to maintain a very cohesive and stable organization that is consistently dedicated to the same scouting principles from a Tiger Cub in the first grade all the way through to an Eagle Scout getting ready for college or career.
Our Cub Scouts meet each Friday night, and a pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the den and pack: a den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, a pack may conduct a special event such as a campout as an additional event, or as a substitute for its monthly pack meeting. You can learn about some of our past adventures and events here.
Cub Scouting is open to parents at all times. Den meetings are intended to be an activity for the individual boys, and your den leader will be working hard to keep the Cub Scouts focused. If you would like to be present at a den meeting, ask the den leader in advance so that the leader can plan a way for you to observe or participate.
Our Cub Scout Pack 334 is led by our Packmaster, Jeff Wong. Jeff joined Troop 334 as a Boy Scout in 1969, earned his Eagle Scout with the troop in 1977, and has volunteered with us ever since. You can learn about the rest of the pack leadership here.