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Cub Scout Pack 83
(Eastlake, Ohio)
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Who we are…
Cub Scout Pack 83 is chartered by the Eastlake Area Kiwanis Club.  We are member of the Service Area 5 in the Lake Erie Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We serve Thomas Jefferson and Longfellow Elementary School.  The Pack serves as a "parent" organization to the Dens and provides direction, program support and maintenance of the budget. The Pack is led by the Pack Committee that consists of representatives from each Den, the Committee Chairman, the Cubmaster, the Assistant Cubmaster and interested parents. The Pack Committee Chairman leads these monthly meetings and we encourage parents to participate when possible. Meeting dates can be found on the Pack calendar. The Pack Committee along with the Cubmaster leads the group in planning and organizing Pack programs.

What we do…
Den Meetings
Packs are divided into Dens which are made up of boys in the same grade and age, so they can work together to earn the appropriate Rank. Tiger dens meet once a month for about 1-hour. These meetings include the Scouts and their Adult Partners or Akela. Each Den has a volunteer Den Leader, but all Adult Partners work cooperatively to plan and host the meetings. Typically each Scout/Partner team is assigned an activity from the Tiger Handbook to plan and host. Tigers also take outings to local points of interest for their Go See It's

Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den meetings are held once a week for one to 1½ hours. Den Meetings can be held at a Leader’s home, school, church or other venue depending on the activity. Although the Den Leader and Assistant Den Leaders are responsible for coordinating and running the Den Meetings, each Scout’s family will play an active role in the Scout activities, at the meetings and at home. There must always be two (2) adults present at all meetings and activities. The activities at the Den Meetings vary widely from games, crafts, skills work, field trips, etc. The National organization sets a theme for each month and the Den Meetings may center on this theme or one of the achievements in the rank book.

Typically achievements towards earning the Wolf or Bear badges are done by the Scout with their family at home. The Den may do some achievements as part of their regular meeting, however most are oriented to be done with the family. Webelos Den Meetings typically involve completing the various requirements of the Webelos badge, activity badges or progress towards the Arrow of Light.

Pack Meetings
All of the scouts meet once a month in a Pack Meeting which is held at Lonfellow Elementary  School. Special events may be held at other local venues. The Pack Meetings may include award ceremonies, Den Skits, guest speakers, activities or special outings. The Pack meetings are intended for the entire family. It is a time for the entire unit and their families to get together to learn and celebrate each other’s accomplishments over the past month. Pack Meetings are generally held from September through May. Although there are usually no formal Den or Pack meetings during the summer, we encourage each Scout family to attend the Scouting and Family Events held throughout the summer months.

Family Events
The Pack may also participate in “Family Events” throughout the year. These activities are not under the official Scouting umbrella, but are rather an opportunity for Scouting families to enjoy activities together. Past events have included: family campouts, local sporting events, or other field trips. Each Scout must be accompanied by a parent to participate in such “Family Events”.