About Pack 4143
Pack 4143 was founded in 2004 to bring the timeless values of Scouting to the young boys of our respective communities. Our Pack is chartered by the Emory Johns Creek Hospital and our host school is Wilson Creek Elementary School; through their support we have the ability to grow and develop tomorrow's upstanding citizens and leaders.
In Cub Scouting, boys and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. These values come to boys in all parts of the Cub Scout program all while they’re having a great time with their friends and families. Scouting is a great way to make friends, develop skills, have fun and grow into healthy happy and responsible young men.
Pack 4143 is made up of approximately 55 boys from K through 5th Grade. You can join Scouts at any of these grade levels. Each grade may have 1-2 dens (depending on the number of boys). A den is a usually made up of 6-8 boys. Each den has a Den Leader & Den Assistant and together they work towards earning their achievments/badges as follows:
- Kindergarten - Lion
- 1st Grade - Tiger Cubs
- 2nd Grade - Wolf
- 3rd Grade - Bear
- 4th Grade - Webelos
- 5th Grade - Arrow of Light (AOL)
Within the dens, the boys learn skills, work of crafts, go on field trips, hike and play games. The program is very family oriented and parental involvement is very important. The Pack has additional activities over and above the den activities. Many of these take place at Pack Meetings.
The Pack meets as a whole group once a month from 6:15-7:30pm at the Wilson Creek Elementary School. Activities include the Camping, Blue & Gold banquet, Pinewood Derby, and more!
Each Den meets 1-2 times per month and the Den Leaders help coordinate these meetings. They are generally kept to 1 hour.
Popcorn Sales - We fund almost all of the packs activities through one fund raiser each year. We sell Popcorn. Lots of good popcorn. The kids have a great opportunity to earn lots of prizes. We start Popcorn sales off in August and it usually lasts about two months. The money that the pack earns from popcorn sales funds all the achievement awards and patches, pack activities, and our pack camping trip. In addition, the pack provides each den with funds to cover the expenses for its crafts, activities and projects.
Uniform - The navy blue uniform shirt is for Lion through Bears (K - 3rd grade ). The Khaki beige uniform shirt may be worn by the Webelos (4th grade and up). Badges earned throughout the year are provided by the pack.
Handbooks - Scouts will need a handbook each year (Lion, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos). It is provided by the Pack.
We also have several opportunities for parents to volunteer and serve on a committee or help out with your son’s den activities. Remember, this is somethings the whole family can enjoy.