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» Committee Meeting ~
Saturday, August 16th at 7:30 a.m. - Kaldi's Coffee 17211 Chesterfield Airport Road 
» Cubs/Dogs Picnic
Friday, Aug 22, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm  Walnut Grove Shelter – Babler State Park
We’ll have dinner (hot dogs, chips, drinks, dessert), a cave hike, and other activities.  
» School Night to Join Scouting

August 28, 6:30 am – 8:00 pm Chesterfield Elementary School

New scouts can come sign up and learn more about scouting.

» Weblos 2 Only

August 22-24, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 601

Canoeing / Kayaking – Meramec River

Overnight Tent Camping – Meramec Caves Park

47th annual Operation Clean Stream Participation (Service Hour applicable)

Stanton, MO.

» Important Contacts
Cubmaster:  Carol Murphy   carolmurphy1@earthlink.net
Membership Chair:  Laura Schneider schneider831@sbcglobal.net
 
Welcome to the Pack 601 web site!
Our Pack web site is constantly being updated, so be sure to check it often. For our Calendar, click on the "Calendar" tab above. We also have a lot of information available under the "Forms" tab.
Want to get involved?

Your son's Scouting experience is supported entirely by a team of volumteers who together share the fun of planning outings and meetings. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please send a quick Email to Thomasine Slater, our Committee Chair, who can match you up with other team members who share your talents and interests.  email: slaterthom@aol.com

Discounted Camping Gear!
The scout direct link sells Alps products and products from other manufacturers that are in clearance mode, demos, etc. exclusively to Scouts at GREAT discounts.  It's all good stuff.  You do need to read descriptions closely though – something may be on clearance because a zipper is backwards or something weird like that.

Alps is the company behind it all.  The scout direct site doesn't have pictures to see everything all the time, but you can go to the Alps site and see everything they have to offer.  You can also call Alps and they will usually provide a scout price as well if there is something you see there you just have to have!  I've had very good luck with Alps.

We recommend larger tents since we usually camp as a family in cubscouts.  As the boys get older and graduate to boy scouts they may want a smaller tent.
Parents Guide to Scouting

New to Scouting?  Please follow the link to a wonderful overview of the 2013-14 programs available to you and your son and what you can expect from scouting as a parent.  Learn More

Pack Leadership
Pack Committee / Leadership Meeting - second Tuesday of the month, 7pm at Kaldi's Coffee house on Chesterfield Airport Road. This is an open planning meeting for any adult in Pack 601 (at least one adult per Den is expected to attend).  Confirm dates and times with Committee Chair for any changes at the last minute.
Training

Every adult should complete Youth Protection Online Training for Adults including parents. It takes about 15 minutes to complete online. Visit http://olc.scouting.org/. You should be able to log in and take the course, even if you do not yet have your leader id card # (or you may have lost it). See the Training tab on this web site for other training opportunities. 

Pack Meetings
Pack Meetings are typically held the third Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Chesterfield Elementary School (be sure to check Calendar for exceptions to this). Class A uniforms please for all Scouts and Leaders.
Den Ideas - Keep the outing in Scouting

Our area has a lot to offer - and all close to home. Visit http://www.stlbsa.org/Camping/Outdoor+Programs/Hiking+Trails/ for detailed information about council sponsored hiking trails.

Nearby is the Katy Trail in St. Charles County http://www.bikekatytrail.com/, or check out the new bike trail in the Chesterfield Valley. 

Can't make the Pack Campout this spring? Plan a den campout at one of our state parks - Babler Park is right around the corner! http://www.mostateparks.com/babler.htm.

For more resources, you can also visit St. Louis County Parks 
www.stlouisco.com/parks and Trailnet www.trailnet.org. And don't forget, many organizations invite scout groups to attend scheduled activities for free or at a reduced price. Here's a link with more offers: http://www.stlbsa.org/Unit+Program+Ideas/INVITATIONS.htm

Uniform Question?

Click on the "Forms" tab above and then check the "Uniform" section for DETAILED information about uniforms for both Scouts and Leaders. Don't miss the Pack 601 Checklist for specific information pertaining to our Pack. A proper uniform for Pack 601 includes: 1. Blue or khaki shirt, tucked in, buttoned properly, 2. Neckerchief rolled and secured by slide, 3. Belt (preferably official scout belt), 4. Proper pants (blue pants/shorts or jeans/jean shorts. NO SWEAT PANTS. Webelos in the khaki shirt may wear olive pants/shorts or jeans/ jean shorts), 5. Proper placement of insignia.

Senior girl scout troop 2946 can do the sewing for you at $1 per patch. Contact: andsewonorders@yahoo.com

Interested in Scouting?
About Us

 

 

Pack 601 was chartered on June 1, 1985 and is in the New Horizons District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council of Scouts. We currently are chartered with the Chesterfield Rotary Club and our Cub Scout Pack includes about 85 boys in grades 1-5 (ages 6-11), from Chesterfield and Wildwood Missouri. These boys are grouped into 10-12 dens ranging from Tigers to Webelos.

Approximately 40% of the boys at Chesterfield Elementary - the primary source of our recruiting - participate in Cub Scouts (nearly twice the national average). For information about Boy Scouts (ages 11-17), visit www.troop601.org.


Purpose
The purpose of scouting is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults. The core focus is on character, citizenship, and fitness. The Scouting Program includes Tiger Cubs (first-grade boys), Cub Scouts (Wolf at second-grade and Bear at third-grade), Webelos (fourth and fifth grade boys), Boy Scouting (boys 11 through 17), Varsity Scouting (young men 14 through 17), and Venturing (young men and women 14 through 20).

Mission
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Cub Scouting's Core Values
Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith, Health and Fitness, Honesty, Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Resourcefulness, Respect, and Responsibility.

Cub Scout Promise
I promise to do my best. To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack

Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best

Boy Scout Motto
Be Prepared

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 al times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent