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Welcome to the website of Cub Scout Pack 6 in Atlanta, Georgia!   We are turning 85 years old this scout year of 2019-2020.

We are proud to have earned BSA's highest Journey to Excellence Gold Unit Award again for our 2019-2020 year (that makes it each year since 2006!), recognizing Pack 6's use of best practices in planning and executing an effective year-round Scouting program!

 

What is Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in the Kindergarden through 5th grades.  The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship & Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun & Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

The Cub Scout Motto is, “Do Your Best!”  More information about Cub Scouting in general can be found here:  Cub Scouting   

 Who is Pack 6?

Pack 6 has been continuously chartered since 1935 through the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church (on the campus of Emory University) and is part of the Hightower Trail District within the Atlanta Area Council of the BSA.  Pack 6 is affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 18 which was established in 1925! 

Our Pack is made up of about 100 cub scouts (and their families!) in the following Dens/Ranks:

    • Lion Cubs    -  Kindergarden (or age 5)
    • Tiger Cubs   - First Grade (or age 6)
    • Wolf Cubs    - Second Grade (or age 7)
    • Bear Cubs    - Third Grade (or age 8)
    • Webelos I     - Fourth Grade (or age 9)
    • Webelos II    - Fifth Grade (or age 10)

Most of our Pack lives in the Fernbank Elementary area within DeKalb County but we have several participants from beyond the area.  We welcome all boys and girls and their families!

What does Pack 6 do?

We have fun with our scouts while helping them grow and learn! 

A typical year finds us doing the following:

    • Pack and Den meetings –Pack 6 meets monthly with most Dens meeting twice monthly. 

      • Den meetings are spent developing skills and completing activities that lead to awards and/or advancement to the next rank. 
      • Pack meetings are spent recognizing the scouts’ achievements and enjoying special programs.   Recent special programs have included:  Native American culture and dancing, birds of prey (with live birds!) and reptiles (with live snakes!).   
    • Community service –We enjoy giving back to our community!  Recent service activities have included: 

      • Regency House Holiday Program -providing a potluck dinner and caroling at this retirement community
      • Scouting for Food -collecting canned goods for distribution to local shelters and food banks
      • Snack in a Backpack -packing backpacks with a weekend’s worth of food for 150 children who receive free meals at school but need supplemental food on the weekends
      • VA Eagles Nest visitation and craft adventure
      • Branan Towers Holiday Program –providing a potluck dinner and caroling at this retirement community
      • Fernbank Museum Spring Dinosaur Egg Hunt –assisting the staff with egg hiding, crowd control and information dispersal
    • Family Camping and Big Trips –We enjoy helping our ‘city kids’ experience the great outdoors!  Recent weekend trips have included visits to:

      • Unicoi State Park's Squirrel's Nest near Helen, GA
      • Historic Banning Mills
      • Callaway Gardens
      • N. Georgia Trout Farm in Dillard, GA
      • Battleship Memorial Park and the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL
      • The Nat'l Naval Aviation Museum and Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola, FL
      • Scoutland on Lake Lanier in Georgia
      • Camp Rainey Mountain in the Smoky Mountain foothills of northeast Georgia
      • St Simons and Jekyll Islands on the Georgia coast
      • Lawhorne Scouting Base on the Flint River in middle Georgia
      • Bert Adams Scout Reservation on the Appalachian Piedmont in middle Georgia
      • Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL
      • Cloudland Canyon State Park near Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia
      • The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC
      • The Lost Sea, Rock City and Raccoon Mountain Caverns near Chattanooga, TN
    • Other Fun Activities –including:

      • Pinewood Derby –the boys cut, carve, sand, paint, assemble, tune and race their own gravity-powered model cars!
      • Bicycle Rodeo –the boys learn bike safety while pedaling through a variety of challenging courses!
      • Family Picnic Field Day and Epic Water Battle –the name says it all: food, fun and squirt guns! 

How do I join Pack 6?

Send us an email here!