Camping and scouting go hand in hand. Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces boys to the outdoors and helps them develop outdoor skills at an age-appropriate level that will be applied more thoroughly as a Boy Scout.
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Unlike other programs your son might enroll in, Cub Scouting involves the whole family, no matter what size or parental make-up exists in the home. In Tigers, you are your son’s Adult Partner. In Wolves and Bears, you are Akela, the wise leader of the tribe of Webelos, and the final judge of your son’s efforts. At the Webelos rank, you are the Activity Badge counselors that could help influence a boy’s career direction.
Throughout the year you may be asked to assist on different committees, and or at different events.
Please volunteer freely, and give of yourself when called upon to help. You will find it a rewarding experience, and one in which you and your son will remember that you did together.
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track.
The Rain Gutter Regatta is the sail boat equivalent to the pinewood derby. Scouts get to build and race boats down a narrow channel. Pack 628 holds our Rain Gutter Regatta annually during the summer at the Coldstream pool in Lake Linganore. Cubs build, decorate and race sailboats in a 10 foot rain gutter.
Around our lake, at a Scout Reservation, and nearby State and National Parks.