Ladera Ranch Pack 689

Cub Scout Pack 689 is chartered to the Ladera Ranch Education Foundation, and is in the Ladera Ranch area of Orange County, California. The Pack serves as a “parent” organization to the Dens and provides direction, program support and maintenance of the budget. The Pack is led by the Pack Committee that consists of representatives from each Den, the Committee Chairman, the Cubmaster, the Assistant Cubmaster and interested parents. The Pack Committee Chairman leads these monthly meetings and we encourage parents to participate when possible. Meeting dates can be found on the Pack calendar. The Pack Committee along with the Cubmaster leads the group in planning and organizing Pack programs.

Den Meetings

Packs are divided into Dens which are made up of boys in the same grade and age, so they can work together to earn the appropriate Rank. Tiger dens meet once a month for about 1-hour. These meetings include the Scouts and their Adult Partners or Akela. Each Den has a volunteer Den Leader, but all Adult Partners work cooperatively to plan and host the meetings. Typically each Scout/Partner team is assigned an activity from the Tiger Cub Handbook to plan and host. Tigers also take outings to local points of interest for their Go See It’s

Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den meetings are held once or twice a month for one an hour. Den Meetings can be held at a Leader’s home, school, church or other venue depending on the activity. Although the Den Leader and Assistant Den Leaders are responsible for coordinating and running the Den Meetings, each Scout’s family will play an active role in the Scout activities, at the meetings and at home. There must always be two (2) adults present at all meetings and activities. The activities at the Den Meetings vary widely from games, crafts, skills work, field trips, etc. The National organization sets a theme for each month and the Den Meetings may center on this theme or one of the achievements in the rank book.

Typically achievements towards earning the Wolf or Bear badges are done by the Scout with their family at home. The Den may do some achievements as part of their regular meeting, however most are oriented to be done with the family. Webelos Den Meetings typically involve completing the various requirements of the Webelos badge, activity badges or progress towards the Arrow of Light.

Pack Meetings

All of the scouts meet once a month in a Pack Meeting which is typically held at the Flintridge Clubhouse located in Ladera Ranch. Special events may be held at other local venues. The Pack Meetings may include award ceremonies, Den Skits, guest speakers, activities or special outings. The Pack meetings are intended for the entire family. It is a time for the entire unit and their families to get together to learn and celebrate each other’s accomplishments over the past month. Pack Meetings are generally held from September through May. Although there are usually no formal Den or Pack meetings during the summer, we encourage each Scout family to attend the Scouting and Family Events held throughout the year.

Family Events

The Pack may also participate in Family Events throughout the year. These activities are not under the official Scouting umbrella, but are rather an opportunity for Scouting families to enjoy activities together. Past events have included: family camp-outs, local sporting events, or other field trips. Each Scout must be accompanied by a parent to participate in such Family Events.

2018 Open House

Families Looking For Adventure? Join Pack 689 on Sunday, September  9, 2018   from 12:30 to 4:00 PM at Avendale Village Clubhouse in Ladera Ranch for our annual recruitment event.  Learn more about Cub Scouting and Pack  689.  We will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs and you will have the opportunity to interact with Pack leaders and the boys that make  up  the  Pack, as well as learning about some of the fun activities we have planned for the year.  Additionally, the boys are welcome to bring waterguns for a water war during the afternoon.