Den Information

A den is a group of 6 to 8 boys of the same grade level.  Grade levels are referred to as ranks; each rank has a different name: 

Tiger - 1st grade
Wolf - 2nd grade

Bear - 3rd grade
Webelos I - 4th grade
Arrow of Light - sometimes called Webelos II - 5th grade

Each den has an adult den leader and assistant den leader.  Collectively, all the dens are called a Pack.  Den leaders and parent volunteers form a group called the pack committee, which makes all decisions regarding the pack funds and activities. 

Our chartering organization, or sponsor, is the Town & Country Optimist Club.  In the case of our pack, this is a figurehead organization--they provide no financial support or input into our operations.

Although we meet in the Laurel Mountain Cafeteria and draw most of our scouts from the school, we are not affiliated with the school in any way.


In the Welcome to the Pack section, read the 4-page "Welcome to the Pack" PDF which covers information specific to Pack 169 such as the following:

  1. Why scouts?
  2. How is our pack organized?
  3. Who runs the pack?
  4. How much time does it take?
  5. How does my scout advance?
  6. What about uniforms?
  7. How much does it cost?

Flag Ceremony

Each Den should have an opportunity to do a Flag Ceremony at a Pack meeting. Flag Ceremonies are also performed before all Pack activities, such as campouts.