About Pack 625

Serving the communities in Fontana, Etiwanda, and Rancho Cucamonga.

Background

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

Purposes of Cub Scouting

The Cub Scouting program has 10 purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America—to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness:

  • Character Development
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Good Citizenship
  • Sportsmanship and Fitness
  • Family Understanding
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Personal Achievement
  • Friendly Service
  • Fun and Adventure
  • Preparation for Boy Scouts

How often do we meet?

Groups of up to 10 boys (of the same grade level) called Dens generally meet twice a month. Full ranks of Cub Scouting begin with Lion Cub Scouts (kinder-graders), then move to Tiger Cub Scouts (first-graders), then progress to Wolf Cub Scouts (second-graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third-graders), Webelos Scouts (fourth graders) and Arrow of Light (fifth-graders). Den meetings are often held at the Falcon Ridge Elementary in the MPR on Wednesday evenings.

Once a month, all of the Dens and family members gather for a Pack meeting at Falcon Ridge Elementary under the direction of the Cubmaster and Pack Committee. The committee includes parents of boys in the pack and members of the chartered organization.  There are other Pack sponsored events and meetings, like the Pinewood Derby, Space Derby and Raingutter Regatta. Our Pack also makes an effort to participate in service projects throughout the year.

Who Pays For It?

Groups that support Cub Scouting include the boys and their parents, the Pack and the community, and our chartered organization(Kiwanis of Fontana). The Pack also obtains income by working on approved money-earning projects like our annual popcorn sales.

Scouting Values

In addition to the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, it is Scouting’s mission to instill in each boy the values of the Scout Oath and Law:

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

Trustworthy. A Scout tells the truth and keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
Loyal. A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
Helpful. A Scout volunteers to help others without expecting a reward.
Friendly. A Scout is a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from him.
Courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone and always uses good manners.
Kind. A Scout treats others as he wants to be treated. He never harms or kills any living thing without good reason.
Obedient. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and pack. He obeys the laws of his community and country.
Cheerful. A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
Thrifty. A Scout works to pay his way. He uses time, property, and natural resources wisely.
Brave. A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He stands for what is right even if others laugh at him.
Clean. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit. He helps keep his home and community clean.
Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best.

Colors

The Cub Scouting colors are blue and gold. They have a special meaning, which will help boys see beyond the fun of Cub Scouting to its ultimate goals:

The BLUE stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above; and
The GOLD stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.