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Welcome to Cub Scout Pack 19 in Maplewood and South Orange, New Jersey!
We like to learn by doing. In our pack, scouts will tie knots, shoot a bow and arrow (archery), hike, build rockets, and do lots of other fun stuff. The goal is to build character, learn new skills, and bond with friends and family through adventure and fun.
Pack 19 is welcoming and inclusive to all, accepting boys and girls 1st through 5th grade. Previous Cub Scout experience not required. Children may join at any time during the year or at any grade. We primarily draw Scouts who attend South Mountain, Marshall, and Bolden (FKA Jefferson) Elementary Schools, but also have and welcome Scouts from other local schools as well. Pack 19 is all parent volunteer run, under coordination and supervision of the regional Boy Scouts of America organization.
Cub Scouts Belong to Packs and Dens
Cub Scouts belong to packs. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are in the same grade.
Pack 19 meets at Morrow Memorial Church in Maplewood. We are not, however, a church group.
Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Our scouts are constantly doing fun stuff and learning in the process. Here are just a few of the activities we do each year.
- Soapbox Derby Racing
- Rocket Launching
- Police Station Visit
- Pinewood Derby Racing
- Maplewood Memorial Park Cleanup
- Reservation Hiking
- Family Camping
- Community Service
- Overnight Trips to Cool Places Like Battleships, Aquariums and More!
Cub Scouts Learn Responsibility and Earn Rewards
There are 4 ranks in Cub Scouting, which correspond to a boy’s year in school.
- 1st graders are Tiger Cubs
- 2nd graders are Wolf Cubs
- 3rd graders are Bear Cubs
- 4th and 5th graders are Webelos
In the second half of the 5th grade school year the scouts move up to a Boy Scout Troop. When a child enters Cub Scouts he joins a den of kids in the same grade level and begins working on the corresponding rank. They do not earn any preceding ranks, except for the Bobcat Badge, which entails learning the Scout Oath and Scout Law.”
Each time a scout completes an accomplishment or learn a new skill, they get a reward. Sometimes the reward is a patch or a loop. Sometimes it’s just a feeling of accomplishment and confidence.
If you’re interested in checking out Pack 19, reach out to our cub master, Jeff Barnes. His email is mplwdpack19cubmaster [at] gmail.com, 617-947-7199.