|CUB SCOUT PACK|
ALL ABOUT THE PACK
.....Cub Scout Pack 670 is part of the Fort Orange District, Twin Rivers Council, of the Boy Scouts of America. Our Charter Organization is the Holy Trinity Catholic Church located on Vliet Street in Cohoes, NY. The pack is the oldest Cub Scout pack in the city with the organization starting in 1953. Pack 670 is one of the largest Cub Scout packs in Fort Orange District which comprises Albany County, New York. The pack has been doing a lot of fun things for young boys for a long time.
.....Our organization strives to help young boys (1st thru 5th Grade) grow to be self- reliant, dependable, and caring. We try to teach traditional values such as honesty, trustworthiness, and respect for others and the environment. We do this by maintaining a safe, structured, nurturing environment that fosters the motivation to learn and discover while instilling strong values and morals.
.....Boys are organized into dens according to their age and school grade.
1st grade - Tiger Cub
.....The size of their den can range from 5 to 15 depending upon the number of adult leaders in the den. A safe ratio of adults to children is maintained at all times.
.....Dens usually meet once a week after school while school is in
session. We generally hold den meetings in all of the elementary
schools within the Cohoes School District. Our weekly meetings
start a few weeks after school starts in September and end the
second week of April. We end our den meetings early in April
so as to allow for our boys to also participate in Little League
and other summer activities. This means there are approximately
27 den meetings throughout the school year. During den meetings,
boys work at a variety of age appropriate activities based upon
a monthly theme and work towards earning Cub Scout rank advancement
by completing various items in the Cub Scout Handbook for their
.....The current cost of membership is a one time application fee
of $20 for the first boy, and $10 for any additional boy. This
covers his membership cost to the National Council of Boy Scouts
of America and it also provides a subscription to the monthly
Scouting Magazine Boys Life.
.....The Pack conducts two fundraisers throughout the year. Usually a Popcorn Sale and a Candy Bar Sale. Proceeds from these fundraisers go to meeting our pack operating expenses and our biggest yearly expense, renewing our annual charter with Boy Scouts of America. All scouts are expected and encouraged to participate.
.....The Pack participates in local community service projects such
as Scouting For Food a yearly food collection drive to help
the needy in the community. We also try to spread some Christmas
cheer by going caroling in some of the local nursing homes.
We also try to help out with other worthwhile community projects
that improve the environment.