Cub Scout Pack 798 meets at Placentia United Methodist Church in Placentia CA and was formed in 1966. We are one of the longest running packs in Orange County. We are recognized as both a Founders Unit and a Quality Unit by the BSA. These awards are very important to the pack because they recognize Scouting units with excellent participation and programs and they save us money on the cost of awards and BSA membership.
The pack membership ranges from 25 to 40 boys from kindergarten through 5th grade. The program is geared for boys in these grades with increasingly challenging programs aimed at each age level. The objective is to prepare the boy for the Boy Scout program and Have Fun!.
Our 1st graders are introduced into Cub Scouts with the Tiger Cub Program. It consists of parent/son teams from 5-8 families, who meet once a month, choosing their activities with the Tiger Cub Leader. The emphasis is placed upon the discovery of new ideas and building strong relationships within the family and with other Cubs. Junior Tigers are recruited at the end of their Kindergarten year so they can participate over the summer and their entire 1st grade year.
Wolf & Bear Dens
Our 2nd graders work on their Wolf badge and our 3rd graders on their Bear badge. These levels consist of Dens from 5-9 boys and follow a handbook outlining achievements and electives. These Dens meet 1-2 times a month for 1-1½ hours led by Den Leaders. At these meetings, the boys are taught the fundamentals of good citizenship and working and playing with others. Arts, crafts, games, skills, and field trips are used to learn about nature, health, love and appreciation for our country and balanced living.
Our 4th and 5th graders are in our Webelos Dens working on a 2-year program to earn the “Arrow of Light” and preparing for Boy Scouts. These Dens have regular Den meetings 1-3 times a month and an outing once a month to work towards their required and elective adventures. The Webelos program has two major milestones - the Webelos rank badge to be earned toward the end of 4th grade and the Arrow of Light to be earned in 5th grade. The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Boy Scout troop selected individually by the scout. Webelos is really the beginning of the Boy Scout program. Achieving the Arrow of Light award is recognized throughout scouts and is even recognized as a knot worn on adult uniforms.
Outings, Events, & Service Projects
Once a month, the Tiger, Cub and Webelos Dens all come together for a Pack meeting to share their Den experiences with the other Dens. Below are many of the other events & service projects that our pack has participated in recently:
Train Ride to LA and Olvera Street
Olympics Field Day
Summer Day Camp
Blue & Gold Banquet
Snow Play Day in Big Bear and Palm Springs
Tide Pool Adventure in Crystal Cove
Cal State Fullerton Baseball Game
Day Hikes to various SoCal locations
Scout O Rama
Overnight excursions on the USS Iowa and USS Midway
California Coastal Cleanup Service Project
Heritage Day Parade - Placentia
Scouting for Food service project
Various activities and service projects for local groups Senior Centers
Various service projects for military groups
Spark of Love charity
Family Beach Day
We know you will have a fun and exciting adventure in scouting this year!