Welcome Future Cub Scouts and Parents!
Cub Scouting means "doing". Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the scouts 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 meetings.
Of course, then there’s the camping and other activities. From fishing to BB guns, hiking to camping, and the all-important roasting marshmallows over the campfire, we love to get out and have fun. We tour historic sites, play games, and help make our community better.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a scout’s sense of belonging.
Pack 46 strives to help each scout achieve his or her best and to follow the path of Scouting. Our goal is to provide each Cub with opportunities to achieve success in life development, leadership skills and Scouting knowledge while having fun and excitement!
Benefits of Cub Scouting
As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is unique. It is based on the principles of loving and serving God, of human dignity and the rights of individuals, and of recognizing the obligation of members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. Cub Scouting doesn’t emphasize winning as an end result, but rather the far more demanding task of doing one’s best.
When Scouting can help nurture courage and kindness and allow boys to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations, and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow. We want boys to become useful and stable individuals who are aware of their own potential. Helping a boy to learn the value of his own worth is the greatest gift we can give him.
Parents of Cub Scouts
In Cub Scouting, scouts and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. These values come to scouts in all parts of the Cub Scout program—all while they’re having a great time with their friends and families.
Pack 46 Guides
Common Scouting Acronyms
ACM Adult Committee Meeting
ADC Assistant District Commissioner
AOL Arrow of Light
AOM Award of Merit
BALOO Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
BL Boys Life Magazine
BLT Basic Leadership Training
BSA Boy Scouts of America
CC Committee Chairman
CMS Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
CO Charter Organization Local organization who holds the unit charter
COR Chartered Organization Representative
DC District Commissioner
DE District Executive
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FOS Friends of Scouting
KISMIT Keep It Simple Make It Fun
LNT Leave No Trace
MCC Mecklenburg County Council
MPC Matthews Presbyterian Church
S.E.A.L.S. Scouts Excited About Leadership Skills Leadership Training for Scouts age 12-14
WB Wood Badge
YIS Yours in Scouting Usually used as part of the signature line in the closing of an email or letter