Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where scouts can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

Frequently Asked Questions 
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Cub Scout program.

History of Cub Scouting
Here is a brief overview of the history of the Cub Scout program, from its origins in 1930 to the present day.

Purposes and Methods of Cub Scouting
All the activities leaders plan and scouts enjoy relate to one or more of the purposes of Cub Scouting, using the seven specific methods to achieve Scouting's aims.

The Benefits of Cub Scouting
As a worldwide organization, Scouting is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. All Scouting activities benefit the growth and development of scouts.

Character Development
Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were...

Pack 9 serves the central New Jersey town of New Egypt and the surrounding area. We are a chartered organization of the American Legion Post 455. The Pack is part of the Jersey Devil District of the Jersey Shore Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Cub Scouts is a family based, year-round program designed for children ages 6 through 11 (first through fifth grade). Scouts begin as Lions in Kindergarten, Have fun as Tigers in the first grade and then move up in rank into the Wolf and Bear programs (second and third grade). They then move up to Webelos Scouts (fourth grade) and Arrow of Light Scouts (fifth grade). These last two ranks differ from the earlier ranks in that the cubs begin preparing for the transition to Boy Scouts. As Lions and Tigers, the scouts work hand in hand with their adult partner (Akela). As the scouts move up in rank, the adult partner begins to give the scouts more responsibility. By the time the scouts transition into Boy Scouts, they are ready to work on their own.

Cub Scouts are divided into Dens, which is a group of 5-10 scouts of the same age and rank under the leadership of a Den Leader. Dens typically meet at least twice a month to work on projects, take a field trip, play games, and learn new skills. Together, all the Dens form a Pack, which meets under the direction of a Cubmaster. Once a month, all Dens come together for a Pack meeting, where the scouts participate in games, educational activities and receive recognition for their achievements. The Pack also organizes family outings such as camping, fishing, trips to watch professional sporting events, and recreational activities. The Jersey Shore Council also organizes events for all Packs in the area, as well as running a summer day camp and resident (sleepover) camp.



Pack and Den meetings are typically held in the New Egypt Elementary School.

Please download and read through the information below, then, for more information or to sign up, use the Contact Us link.

!!!Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn!!! 2018

Posted on Aug 15 2018 - 11:18pm

!!!!2018 Popcorn!!!!

With the start of this year's popcorn selling season - we are pleased to announce a slightly smaller more user friendly popcorn guide for this year's sale.  All families must read and follow the guidelines set forth in this year's guidelines.

2017 Popcorn Plan

Posted on Aug 14 2017 - 9:16am

We are excited to announce that we have officially kicked off the 2017 Popcorn Plan.  All parents need to read and comply with policies in the plan. 

New Lion Scout Program Information

Posted on Sep 1 2016 - 9:57pm

Pack 9 is pleased to announce that we are one of just a handful of Packs within the Jersey Shore Council to offer an official Lion Scout Program for boys currently in Kindergarten.  Please see the attached files for additional information on the Lion Cub Program.

New Scout Parent Information

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:07pm

Welcome New Pack 9 Scout Parents!

Here you will find all the information and files you need to get your son started in Scouting!

Pack 9 Camping Information

Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 8:38am

Please see the attachments for Camping Guidelines and Packing Lists.  We also must have a current Medical Form on file for all attendees, please complete both parts A&B.

Pack 9 is on Facebook

Posted on Sep 29 2014 - 9:10am

Like us on Facebook to get updates and info on upcoming Pack activities!  facebook.com/nepack9

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