St Denis Boy Scouts is open to all boys from the end of 5th grade through age 18. St. Denis Boy Scouts is open to all boys regardless of religious or school affiliations. No previous scouting experience is necessary. Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community. You can check out our program by attending our weekly meeting on Thursdays at 7:30pm at Grasslyn American Legion and/or go camping to see what we do. Contact Asst. Scout Master Jim Hasselman 609-313-6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Boy Scouts. Visit www.troop144.org for photos and more upcoming events.
Cub Scouts are open to all boys from the end of Kindergarten through 5th grade regardless of religious or school affiliations.
How are Cub Scouts organized? Our Pack is broken into five Dens for each of five grades (1-5) starting the spring of the Kindergarten year. The program is set forth by the Boy Scouts of America. At the end of 5th grade, scouts advance to the Boy Scout Troop for grades 6 through high school.
What is the time commitment for a participating scout and parent? Pack Meetings are once a month for all five grades normally on a Friday night. Den Meetings for each grade are once or twice a month on a weekday evening or weekends depending on the Den Leaders’ schedules. Sleepovers and outings are listed below and vary slightly each year. At least one parent/guardian is expected to attend every Tiger Cub Meeting during 1st grade. Parents are expected to volunteer to help at some meetings during the year for 2nd-5th grade scouts. Two parents acting as Den co-Leaders are optimal for each year. At least one parent/guardian is expected to attend and personally supervise their scout during the monthly Friday night Pack Meeting. Siblings are welcome to attend all meetings and most outings.
What are the Cub Scout Dens?
1st grade – Tiger 2nd grade – Wolf 3rd grade – Bear 4th grade – Webelos
5th grade – Arrow of Light
What are the costs involved? Our dues are $70/year for the 2015-2016 year. This includes the handbook for the year, awards and covers operating expenses. We subsidize our costs by having one fund raiser per year. Uniforms are suggested but not required and can be purchased online or at the Boy Scout store in Devon, PA. Dues do not include outings. Dues are waived or reduced during financial difficulties.
Is it too late to join? You can join at any time of the year starting June 1 of the end of Kindergarten year through June of 5th grade. After that, boys are encouraged to join St. Denis Boy Scouts, no prior scouting experience necessary.
Who do I contact for more information?
1st grade “Tiger Den” Stewart Sutton 610-613-4640 email@example.com and Michael McGuire 215-435-8101 firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd grade “Wolf Den” Brian Leinhauser 484-886-7800 email@example.com and Michael Hannon 610-308-9949 firstname.lastname@example.org
3th grade “Bear Den” Ed Donovan 610-500-4945 email@example.com
4th grade “Webelos Den” John Studdy 610-331-1552 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cubmaster – Ann Phillips 610-577-5228 email@example.com
Asst. Cubmaster – Jim Barrett 610-449-5498 firstname.lastname@example.org
January Museum overnight Camping
January Cook out and day hike at Haverford Reserve with Boy Scouts
February Scout Sunday at St Denis and religious emblem awards at Cathedral
March Bowling at Wynnewood Lanes
March Pinewood Derby race
April Camping overnight trip to Haverford Reserve
May Camping overnight trip to Camp Rodney
June Awards banquet
June Bate and Bull’s Eye Shootout and Fishing Derby at Camp Hart day trip
June Camden Riversharks game and overnight camping trip
July Half-week camping at Camp Hart trip – three nights
July Twilight Camp at Haverford Reserve 6pm-9:30pm each day
August Montgomery County Youth Field Day 7:30am-4:30pm day trip