You've made it through the first den meeting and are probably on information overload. And then there's the lingo! How do these people think up this stuff?
Here's a few terms that you might already know (see, you're catching on) or have been wondering about (you'll figure it out in no time).
Class A/B - these are categories of Cub Scout Uniforms. We encourage all scouts to wear a uniform to scout events. Class A is the formal blue shirt and neckerchief of your year. This is purchased at a scout shop. It can be worn with the hat, belt, pants, socks but most Pack 54 kids concentrate on the shirt. Class B is typically a Cub Scout tshirt.
Cuboree - a camping opportunity for the whole family. We go as a pack and camp with other packs in our district. There will be several hundred cubs, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc. from all over North Cincy who attend.
Council - we're in the Dan Beard Council which is roughly the Cincinnati area.
- the cub master is the person responsible for making sure all these den meetings happen. He also leads the pack meetings. He'll send you a LOT of emails. Our cub master is Rick Guba (firstname.lastname@example.org
District - Dan Beard is divided into smaller areas. Our district, Hopewell, includes Monroe, Middletown, Lebanon, Mason.
Den - Group of boys in the same grade. Each den has it's own number, den leader, assistant den leader and conducts its own meetings.
Den Leader - that crazy adult who tries to wrangle the den. Chances are they need a hand. You should offer.
Pack - all the dens of the Monroe Cub Scouts. We're Pack 54.