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Cub Scout Pack 165
(Meridian, Idaho)
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If you are interested in joining Pack 165 of the Ore-Idaho Council, please contact our Committee Chair Suzanne Bankhead (by email at or call 208-658-1396)

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Intro to Chaparral's Cub Scout Pack 165

Intro to Chaparral’s  Cub Scout Pack 165

Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the Den and Pack. The most important are the weekly Den meetings and the monthly Pack meetings.

Cub Scouts Belong to Pack and Den

Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout Pack. A Pack is a large group of scouts.

The pack is divided into smaller groups called Dens. Each Den usually has about six to eight scouts. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are in the same grade. In our Pack, Cub Scouting begins in Kindergarten with the Lion den.

Our Cub Scout Pack 165 is chartered through Chaparral Elementary School. Chaparral School provides a place to meet, opportunities to allow children to join scouts, and provides a partnership with our Pack and the school for opportunities for exciting things to do. Our Pack receives continuous educational and informational assistance from the Boy Scouts of America, which is our Cub Scout Pack’s parent organization.

Cub Scouts Do Things and Go Places

Cub Scouting means "doing." You have lots to do as a Cub Scout—crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, and puzzles, to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the Den and Pack. The Den usually meets every week, and the Pack meets once a month all year long. At Den meetings and Pack meetings, Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning.

Cub Scouts also go to events like the annual blue and gold banquet, sports contests, and derbies such as the pinewood derby. They go on field trips. They go hiking and camping and have other kinds of outdoor adventures. They take part in community events. Cub Scouts do all sorts of exciting stuff! Whatever it is that you enjoy, you'll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting.

Cub Scouting Has a Purpose

There is a reason for everything scouts do in Cub Scouting. Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys and girls grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why we say that Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose.

Scouts Earn Awards

While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You'll work on projects with your parents or other adults in your family, and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish. When you have earned a badge, you and an adult member of your family take part in a ceremony. The badge is given to the adult, and he or she then gives it to you in front of the whole Pack. This is a way of saying "thank you" to your family for their help in earning your award.

The most popular awards for Cub Scouts are the rank advancement awards. Scouts do requirements to advance and earn their badges of rank: Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. 

Uniform Information

Pack 165 Uniform requirements:

Your new cub scout will need to have the following items to complete the uniform:

  • Blue Shirt—The official uniform shirt is available with long or short sleeves (recommended) and has button-flap pockets and "Boy Scouts of America" lettered in gold above the right pocket. (Get it larger- he/she will wear this shirt a couple of years-to Webelos or longer)
  • Trousers or shorts. Wear any BLUE pants/shorts or BLUE jeans
  • Belt—Official navy-blue belt with metal buckle and Cub Scout, or Webelos Scout emblem.
  • Neckerchief—Triangular neckerchief is orange with navy-blue trim for Tigers, gold with navy-blue trim for Wolf Scouts, light blue with navy-blue trim for Bear Scouts, and plaid for Webelos Scouts. Official BSA neckerchiefs are the only neckerchiefs that Scouts should wear. Packs should not make their own Pack neckerchiefs. 
  • Neckerchief slide—Official gold-tone metal slide with the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout logo. Scouts may wear handmade neckerchief slides.
  • Ore-Ida council patch
  • Pack unit #’s 165

Optional NOT required for our Pack uniform:

  • Socks—Optional Cub Scouts' socks are navy blue.
  • Cap—Official navy-blue cap with orange front panel and tiger cub emblem for Tigers; yellow panel and wolf emblem for Wolf Scouts; blue panel and bear emblem for Bear Scouts. Webelos Scouts wear an olive cap with a plain panel bearing the Webelos logo.

Additional information listed  in attachment below

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Pack 165 Uniform information.doc  

Application for New Scouts and Adult Leaders

YOUTH registration: A one time registration fee of $50 is required when youth registration form is submitted. This fee covers yearly BSA registration, magazine subscription to Boy's Life, and a scout Class "B" youth t-shirt.
ADULT registration:  Adult application fees are covered by the Pack as a way of saying thank you for volunteering your time to the scouts.

All applications should be submitted to your Den Leader, the Cubmaster or the Pack Committee Chair.
Cubmaster:  Jared Browning  208-866-7653
Committee Chair:  Suzanne Bankhead 208-658-1396
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BSA Adult Application.pdf  
Youth application form.pdf