Pack 1 Welcomes You!

We invite you to join us for friendship, fun, and adventure; and to grow in the spirit of Scouting - preparedness, readiness to help others, honesty, self-confidence, and responsibility.

Cub Scouts offer fun and challenging activities to promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). In our Pack, parents and leaders work together to help the boys grow in the ideals of Scouting.

Cub Scout Pack 1 mainly serves scouts in Vestavia Hills Elementary WEST (VHEW). However, all boys are welcome to join. You can download the youth membership form and the adult membership form and bring it to the first pack meeting.

If you have any questions or want someone to call you, please visit the "Contact Us" page

Cub Scouts Join The Fun

When you're a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver's ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young boy's life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn't easy, it's always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.

You can download the youth membership form and the adult membership form and bring it to the first pack meeting.

Registration

We want to extend a special invitation to join Cub Scout Pack 1!

You can download the youth membership form and the adult membership form and bring it to the first pack meeting.

Our registration will be held on Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 in the VHEW Cafeteria.

If you are unable to attend the registration event, you can also register at our first Pack Meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 PM at Vestavia United Methodist Church

What to Expect?

To help you get off to a smooth start, here is a breakdown on what to expect at the first Pack Meeting and for the next couple of months.

We officially kick things off with our first Pack Meeting on September 7th. We meet at the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall from 6:30 pm to about 7:30 pm. (Click Here for Directions). Park on the west side of the church (not the Lighthouse side) and come in the entrance by Tyson hall (map). Our pack meetings open with a short flag ceremony. Shortly after the start of the meeting, we'll have a break out session for the parents in a seperate room. There you'll get some information on the pack, dens will be assigned for the new Tiger cubs (1st graders), and you'll be able to ask all of the questions that you want. Meanwhile the boys will all be getting introduced to some of the principles of scouting and will play a few games. 

Our pack meetings will generally be on the first Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted on the calendar). They start at 6:30 pm and run about an hour. Often times we will have guest speakers come to speak to the kids. In addition to the pack meetings, you will have regular den meetings. The den meetings are where the boys work on rank advancement and do activities within their smaller group. Den activities are the best part of the Cub Scout experience in my opinion. The dates and times of those meeting will be determined by your den leader.

We do need den leaders and assistant den leaders for the new Tiger Cub dens, so if you are interested in leading please let us know. Its not difficult and it is very rewarding. We can provide you with all of the information you'll need to get started.

If you look at the Pack 1 calendar, you will see several events over the next couple of months. In Cub Scouting, there are basically four different kinds or levels of events. First are Den events. Den events will only be for the small group of boys in your den. These will be scheduled and coordinated by your den leader (e.g. Den meetings). Pack events are planned and coordinated by the volunteers in our pack for our pack (e.g. Pack meetings, fall campout). District level events are for all scouts in the Vulcan district (Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills, Southside, Forest Park, Avondale & Redmont) and are planned and run by the Vulcan district scout professionals and volunteers. Council level events are for all scouts in the Greater Alabama Council (e.g. Rocket Academy, Cub Haunted, Cub Safari). These typically have multiple dates and locations. In the calendar we will note any district and council level events since attendance of those events is typically on an individual level and not coordinated by the pack. Cub Scouting is very family oriented, so all family members are invited to attend the campouts and other events.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let use the Contact Us link above.

Events
Oct 15 Oct Den Meeting
Oct 20 Blue Angels - Rome Georgia Overnight at Chief Ladiga Trail Camp
Oct 28 Sipsey Wilderness Trail hike with Troop 4 - (Webelos Only)
Oct 28 Cub Haunted - Session 2
Nov 05 Den Leader & Pack Leader Meeting
Nov 09 Southern Environmental Center @ Birmingham Southern
Nov 11 Veteran's Day Parade March
Nov 12 Nov Den meeting
Photo Gallery

Skills Camp

Skills Camp at Camp Sequoyah with Troop 4

Barons Scout Night

Birmingham Barons Scout Night & camping in the outfield

Sharktooth Creek

Sharktooth Creek. June 2-4. Alicevile, AL