About HINGHAM, MA Cub Scout Pack 27
Cub Scout Pack 27 in Hingham is chartered to Foster Elementary School from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The Cubmaster and Pack Committee Chair is Ted Matthews. (617-312-7200) Ted_Matthews@icloud.com
Character development should extend into every aspect of a boys life and as such it should also extend into every aspect of Cub Scouting. Character development should also challenge Cub Scouts to experience core values in six general areas: God, world, country, community, family, and self. With character defined as the collection of core values by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action; Hingham Cub Scout Pack 27 strives to use the 12 core values of Cub Scouting:
There are 6 levels (Ranks) to Cub Scouting;
Tiger (1st grade)
Wolf (2nd grade)
Bear (3rd grade)
Webelos 1 (4th grade)
Arrow of Light (5th grade)
Boys are placed in dens according to grade. Each den consists of approximately 8 -10 boys and 2 to 4 Den Leaders/Assists. The boys in the den go on tours, learn new skills and have fun playing games. Once formed, dens decide when, where and how often they meet.
Boys earn their Arrow of Light (usually in February of 5th Grade) to join Boy Scouts in a troop and begin another journey of activities designed for older boys with more high adventure, responsibility and independence.
The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) program has three overall aims:
Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented program.
As boys participate in a Cub Scout activity, they learn to “connect” their experience with a core value. Boys connect by learning (knowledge), feeling (commitment), and accomplishing (practice) the skills that relate to these values. In an effort to make character development part of every boy’s experience in the Cub Scout program, the “Character Connections” will be integrated throughout the boys’ handbooks and advancement programs. These aims are met through the purposes of the Cub Scouting which are:
1. Character Development
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Good Citizenship
4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
5. Family Understanding
6. Respectful Relationships
7. Personal Achievement
8. Friendly Service
9. Fun and Adventure
10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
Scouts are also a members of The Pack, the group of all Dens. The Pack meets once a month and is a time for boys to be recognized for their accomplishments during the month, review activities learned in the den meetings, and to have fun with the entire family. Packs are led by a Cubmaster, Den Masters and pack Committee.
During the past year Hingham Pack 27 activities included:
Attended Family Camp weekend at Camp Norse in Kingston (early July)
Planned and executed the Blue & Gold Banquet - Scoutings Birthday celebration (February)
Had an overnight journey to The Ecoterium in Worcester MA
Popcorn sales fundraiser (Fall)
Community Service- Visited Nursing Homes, collected food and Coats for Charity, Decorate and Distributed Wreathes to Thaxter Park Community.
Attended Red Sox, Prov Bruins Games. Received special recognition
Attended Town of Hingham Veterans Day Ceremony
Much Interaction with Hingham Boy Scouts
Klondike Derby - annual winter regional skills and leadership competition for Webelos
Pinewood Derby - a Pack highlight where scouts build cars from wood and then race them.
Crossover Ceremony - fifth grade Webelos scouts moved on to Boy Scouts
Held a Wiffle Ball and Ice Cream Recruiting event
Participated in Memorial Day Ceremonies
Built and entered a float in the 4th of July Parade with other Hingham Cub Scout Packs.
Spontaneous Day Hikes