Welcome to the Cub Scout Pack 38 Website!
Our first activity of 2021 will be Sledding at Sibley Park (1900 E 40th St), Saturday January 9, 9:00am-11:00am. More details HERE
Stay tuned for more details on where we will be Ice Fishing on Saturday, January 23.
All Are Welcome!
This site is designed to keep you in touch with what is happening with Cub Scout Pack 38 of Minneapolis, MN.
Cub Scout Pack 38 is for boys and girls, from Kindergarten to 5th grade, and is chartered by Bethel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN.
All activities comply with NSC BSA and MN DOH guidelines for safety during the COVID-19 epidemic. Mask use required. See https://www.northernstar.org/covid19 for details.
Come and join us for an exciting adventure today!
About Cub Scouting
"Is this school?" --Nicholas, Wolf Scout
I had just started my first Den Meeting as Den Leader. I had papers with pictures of the Wolf Badge, the Progress Toward Ranks, and the Arrow Points. I was explaining the process of how we were going to hold meetings, what they should be doing at home, and being very informative about Cub Scouting in general.
All this to a group of eight seven-year-old boys.
I had a lot to learn about being a Den Leader.
When the hand went up and Nicholas asked that question, I knew I had to change things, and quick. We got outside. We ran, tossed balls, and jumped. When the early Minnesota winter hit, we visited a police station and a library. We got out tools and built model boats with hammers and nails and screwdrivers. We wrote stories and skits, and acted them out with masks and puppets we glued, stapled, and colored. When we had meetings that felt more like "school", we talked about things that are often missed in those brick walls, like "what should I do in an emergency?" or "how can I protect the environment?" But those lessons took on a hands-on approach, such as making sure each boy knew how to call for help with their parent's cell phone, and by building crafts from recycled garbage. Even my mistakes, such as scheduling a Den Meeting at a park building closed on Veteran's Day, turned into an opportunity for a quick lesson in astronomy.
As for Nicholas, he ended up being the first boy in the Den 7 to earn his Wolf Badge. I hope he never, ever thinks this is "school" again.
About the Pack 38 Website
This website was created for the information and promotion of Cub Scout Pack 38 of Minneapolis, MN. We strive to maintain the Unit Website Standards of both the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Star Council. Thank You.