Who We Are
Pack 383 is chartered by Cooper Mountain PTO in Beaverton, Oregon. Our Pack is a member of the Sunset Trail District of the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. Most of our Scouts attend Cooper Mountain Elementary or St. Cecilia Elementary School. We welcome girls and boys from kindergarten through 5th grade throughout the Beaverton/Aloha area. Pack 383 is an inclusive, open, welcoming Pack. We welcome all families to join us on the Scouting Adventure.
Each grade level is part of a den, and each den meets 1-2 times a month. All dens join together and meet as a Pack once a month. The pack meeting brings the dens together for the purposes of recognizing the achievements of the Cub Scouts, communicating information about upcoming events, and providing a program that enriches the Cub Scouting experience. It helps the Cubs realize their den is part of a larger organization. Each month the Pack schedules 1-2 fun filled family events such as camping trips, swim night, movie night, pumpkin patch & corn maize, tree planting, air show, Oaks Park night, the Pinewood Derby, summer camp, and our annual Blue and Gold Banquet.
Pack 383 leaders have certain responsibilities to the youth in Cub Scouts. Each leader should:
Respect the youths rights as individuals and treat them as such. In addition to common-sense approaches this means that all parents/guardians should have reviewed How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and all youth leaders must have taken the BSA’s Youth Protection training.
See that youth find the excitement, fun, and adventure that they expected when they joined Cub Scouting.
Provide enthusiasm, encouragement, and praise for youth efforts and achievements.
Develop among the youth a feeling of togetherness and team spirit that gives them security and pride.
Provide opportunities for youth to experience new dimensions in their world.
cub scout values
The mission of the BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership.
The methods of Cub Scouting are: living the ideals, belonging to a den, advancement, family involvement, activities, serving the community, and the uniform. Scouting works! Over the past several years Scouting has partnered with colleges, universities, and foundations to study the impact of the program. The cost of Scouting is a true investment in your child’s education and future. Annual costs associated with Scouting are less than most other youth programs.
Each Cub Scout is assigned to a Den based on their grade. The Den Meeting is the most important part of Cub Scouting. It is where Cub Scouts build friendships, work together to learn new things, and progress towards earning their common badge of rank.
Cub Scout activities are centered around earning badges that are specific to each school grade level. This badge represents a rank. Advancement refers to the progress a Cub Scout makes toward their badge of rank. All of the activities for each rank are in the Cub Scout handbooks.
Activities are based on different topics such as hiking, nature, science, citizenship, first aid, sports, and more. Adventures are earned as a Cub Scout advances toward their badge of rank. Once an adventure is completed, a Cub Scout receives recognition in the form of a an adventure loop or adventure pin.