PACK 555 LEADERSHIP - All Parents Are Welcome To Join and Become Involved
Cub Scout Committe Chair - Russell Beste, rbeste@yahoo.com, Description
Cub Master - Russell Beste, rbeste@yahoo.com, Description
Cub Scout Den Leader - Laurrie Harrisson, laurrie.harrisison@gmail.com
Cub Scout Committee Member -  Laurrie Harrisson, laurrie.harrisison@gmail.com

ABOUT THE CUB SCOUTS! Cub Scouts is an activity-based, fun, family program intended to help boys develop good Character, Citizenship, Inititiative, Respect, and Responsibility.

What Is Cub Scouting? 
Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together with the scouts to learn new skills and to develop good character and citizenship.

A Lifelong Path of Inititative, Achievement, and Fun!
From former President’s Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton to business tycoon Bill Gates, astronaut Neil Armstrong, sports extraordinaire Hank Aaron, and actor Harrison Ford, the scouts have fostered a foundation of initiative and achievement for millions of boys since 1912.

Scouts join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a group of six to eight boys that are their age. Dens meet two to three times per month. Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a Pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and Pack Committee.

Volunteer Leadership
Thousands of volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Cub Scout program. They serve in a variety of positions from unit leaders to Pack Committee Chair, Committee Members, Den Leaders, and chartered organization representatives.

Advancement Plan
Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, giving them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthen family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.

Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the Den and Pack.

Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Scouts into the great out-of-doors. Cub Scout pack families enjoy camping in local council camps and other council-approved campsites. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.

Character Development
Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. Core values are the basis of good character development. In helping boys develop character, Cub Scouting promotes the following 12 core values: Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith, Health and fitness, Honesty, Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Resourcefulness, Respect, and Responsibility. Character is "values in action."

Burlington, Vermont
connecting champlain families with our school
Champlain Elementary PTO
We meet the second Thursday each month, from 5:15 pm to 7 pm. Pizza is provided, we work on the latest badge, and we have a theme each month. Past theme's have included, Archery, Rocket Building, Airplanes, GPS Orienteering, Rock Climbing, and Pinewood Derby Race Car Building. For more info, contact Russell Beste: 309-1269, rbeste@yahoo.com, or Laurie Harrison: laurrie.harrisison@gmail.com. Also visit www.scoutingvermont.org/ for more information. 

In the picture to the left, the boys are cheering as we launch environmentally friendly air powered rockets that were designed and built during the cub scout meeting.