Pack 47 is part of the Buckeye Council, Hetuck District. We are committed to the youth and we strive to continue the scouting tradition of creating fun and educational activities designed to help teach them how to make good decisions throughout their lives and give them confidence as they become the adult leaders of tomorrow!
As a parent, you want your child to grow up to be a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual. Scouting has these same goals in mind for them. Since our origination we have been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, good citizenship, and physical fitness in youth. It also helps teach family values.
We know that kids do not join scouting with these values in mind. That is why it is our goal to teach them these things in a way that is creative and most importantly fun!
Yearly Dues & Fundraising
We collect annual dues by January 15th in order to pay for each scouts recharter fee. This dues amount is the exact amount of the annual recharter fee which goes to the national office each year. This amount will be announced each year once we know the amount. If you wish to get Boys Life magazine for your child it is an extra $12 that will need to be paid with the annual dues.
We participate in the Popcorn Sale Fundraiser but scouts are not required to sell popcorn. The pack receives 30% of what each scout sells which we pass along to the scouts to help pay for day camp or resident camp each summer.
Additional fundraising opportunities include an annual Cake Bake Auction in November and a spaghetti dinner in February. These fundraising opportunities allow us to have activities such as our Halloween and Christmas parties, Pinewood Derbies (we supply the cars), as well as allowing us to go to different places throughout the year at little or no cost to you whenever possible.
Meeting & Contact Information
Eden Church of the Brethren
4437 Richville Dr SW
Canton, Ohio 44706
Directions from the Pilot Station on Faircrest:
Turn left onto Faircrest and go over the highway for about 1 mile Turn left onto Sherman Church and go about 1 mile Turn slight right onto Richville Drive and go about 0.5 miles and the church will be on your right hand side
Meetings are held Monday evenings at 6:30-7:30 from late August through May at the following times:
Lions & Tigers require an adult partner at all meetings and outings.
Wolves: 6:30 pm -7:30 pm on Tuesday
We also have a monthly parent meeting the first Monday of each month at 6:15 pm.
What to buy and where to get it
- Lion T-Shirt if they will be in kindergarten in the fall
- Blue Cub Scout Uniform Shirt if they will be in first through third grade in the fall (recommend getting it big to last 3 years), Buckeye Council Strip and red numbers 4 and 7
- Tan Uniform Shirt if they will be in fourth or fifth grade in the fall (recommend getting it big to last 3-4 years), Buckeye Council strip, red numbers 4 and 7, and blue shoulder loops
- Lion neckerchief, slide, and book (if the scout will be in kindergarten in the fall)
- Tiger neckerchief, slide, and book (if the scout will be in first grade in the fall)
- Wolf neckerchief, slide and book (if the scout will be in second grade in the fall)
- Bear neckerchief, slide and book (if the scout will be in third grade in the fall)
- Webelos neckerchief, slide, Webelos Colors, and book (if the scout will be in fourth or fifth grade in the fall)
- Cub Scout belt to put their belt loop achievements toward their ranks on (Lion through Bear only)
- Adult leaders will need to purchase the tan shirt, Buckeye Council sleeve patch, and red unit numbers (4 and 7), and blue shoulder loops.
These items can be purchased at the Scout Shop located within the Buckeye Council Service Center located at:
2301 13th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
What group is my child in?
Lion Den (Kindergarten) Lions and their adult partners are just that, partners. They attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together. Lion dens meet less frequently than the older dens, typically twice per month, and are able to take part in all pack activities. The Lion rank is earned by completing five required adventure loops.
Bobcat (1st – 5th Grade)
Regardless of their age any scout in first through fifth grade must earn their Bobcat rank before any other rank. This is done be learning the Cub Scout motto, the Scout Oath and Law and telling what they mean. They must also learn the Cub Scout sign, salute and handshake and tell what they mean. Lastly, they will need to complete the pamphlet in their book called “How to protect your child from child abuse” with their parent or guardian.
Tiger Den (1st Grade)
The Tiger program is a program for scouts in first grade and their adult partner, which can be either a parent, grandparent, or guardian. Together they will be a part of the Tiger den within the Cub Scout Pack. Tiger scouts will hike and practice teamwork through games and activities. They will also start to learn more about the world around them. The Tiger rank is earned by completing six required adventure loops and one elective adventure loop with the opportunity for other elective loops.
Wolf Den (2nd Grade)
Wolf scouts learn more about communicating with others, physical fitness, and will learn about the outdoors and some of the animals out there. They will also learn how to help their community and how to practice good citizenship. The Wolf rank is earned by completing six required adventure loops and one elective adventure loop with the opportunity for other elective loops.
Bear Den (3rd Grade)
Bear scouts will learn how to discover signs of wildlife on nature hikes, how to use simple hand tools, as well as build on what they have learned about citizenship and community. They will also have the chance to earn their Whittlin’ Chip by learning about pocketknife safety, use, cleaning, and proper care of the pocketknife as a tool. The Bear rank is earned by competing six required adventure loops and one elective adventure loop with the opportunity for other elective loops.
First Year Webelos (4th Grade)
First year Webelos get a chance to work with the Scouts BSA by working on skills such as first aid, fire building, knots and lashing to name a couple. They also have the opportunity to go to Webelos Resident camp in the summer for 3 days and 2 nights. The Webelos rank is earned by completing five required adventure pins and one elective with the opportunity for other electives.
Second Year Webelos (5th Grade)
Second year Webelos continue to work with the Scouts BSA and also work towards Cub Scouting’s highest honor, the Arrow of Light. It is the only Cub Scout rank they can wear on their uniform for the entire time they are in scouting, even as adults as a special square knot. Earning this rank helps prepare scouts to be a member of a Scouts BSA troop. It is earned by completing four required adventure pins and one elective with the opportunity for other electives.
The time spent at Cub Scouts is meant to be fun. Through exciting activities, each scout learns to do their best and be helpful to others all the time.
Pack Leadership Positions
Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Being a volunteer leader is a great example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. By volunteering you not only serve scouting, but also get the chance to help your son and his friends. It also gives you the chance to be a positive influence on the youth in your community. If you are interested volunteering, please let us know.
Cub Scout Activities
These are some of the exciting activities we do throughout the year. These events may vary.
- Bike n Hike – You, your child and their siblings can either ride their bike or walk the trail each fall
- Blue & Gold Banquet – This is Cub Scouting’s birthday every February. Our second year Webelos will get their Arrow of Light and cross over into Scouts BSA.
- Pinewood Derby – This annual event lets you and your scout build a car to race other cars in their dens and the pack.
- Rain gutter Regatta – Each scout gets to build their own regatta boat in the spring and then race them in the water track
- Summer Achievement Nights – This week of events every July include swimming, a fishing derby, awards and a night of scout skills.
- Day & Resident Camps – These opportunities each summer offer camp opportunities for all scouts. Overnight resident camps for second through fifth graders and day camps for all ages.
- Other activities may include
- Christmas Party
- Halloween Party
- Nature Hike
- Guest Speakers
- Field Trips & Special Outings