Cub Scout Pack 16

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Canton, Oh 44708

A department site of St. Joseph Catholic Church

Cubmaster Letter


Welcome to the BSA Pack 16, Canton, Ohio. We hope that our link on the pack 16 web site (http://troop16bsa.com/Pack16/) will to be a useful tool for providing you with up-to-date information regarding the activities of our pack. We appreciate your support of our pack and always welcome your comments and/or suggestions.

The Scouts, the families, and the pack must work together to create a solid Scouting program. The Scouting program is an exercise in cooperation among all three. The pack cannot give your son a good program if the support of the parents and volunteers is lacking. Participation by the Scouts in activities also leads to a better program. The following is expected from each part of the triad.

The Scout's Obligations to the Pack
Do My Best in everything I do.
Obey the pack's rules and regulations.
Obey den leaders and assistant den leaders and follow their rules and regulations.
Work on my achievements and electives and advance in a timely manner.
Participate in Scout activities whenever possible.
Respect others, their rights, and their property at all times. Show respect for the BSA.
Treat the United States Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance with equal respect.
Be on time for all meetings and functions; it is not fair for the others to have to wait for me.
Call my den leader or ask my parent to call if I cannot attend a meeting or function.
Keep my uniform clean and in good repair with all my insignia properly placed.
Wear my uniform proudly to all events and functions unless told otherwise by my den leader.

Parental Obligations to the Pack
Work with your son on his achievements and electives. Scouting is a "family affair" and he cannot do it alone. If assistance is needed, ask your son's den leader.
Accompany your son to the monthly pack meeting. One parent is required, but the entire family is welcome. We expect any younger siblings to be supervised and not allowed to cause a distraction during the pack meeting.
Escort your son into the den meeting room. Sign your son in, and follow any instructions on the sign-in sheet. Make sure the leader is there and no last minute changes have been made. If you do stay for the meeting, pick up your son on time, sign him out, and follow any instructions on the sign-out sheet.
Volunteer and become involved. When we ask for parental assistance there is a reason: The more active and involved you are, the more you and your son will enjoy the Cub Scout experience.
Voice your opinions, thoughts, and comments any leader or committee member. The only way the program can be improved is to know what you and your son wants.
Let us know of any problems as soon as they occur. Don't wait. We cannot know about something that is upsetting you unless we are told.

The Pack's Obligations to You and Your Son
Provide a solid Scouting program that you can both be proud of.
Provide the means of advancement in a timely manner for the Scouts.
Provide quality trained den leaders.
Provide the opportunity to participate in various outings and activities.
Provide a safe Scouting environment and meeting place.
Communicate news and current Scout events to you in a timely manner.


Regular attendance at weekly meetings, campouts and community service projects is expected of each scout. Such participation is the key to rank advancement and the individual character development that we promote as a pack and desire of each scout in our pack.

If you know of a boy that may be interested in joining our pack, either contact us or have him stop down (with a parent) at a meeting any Thursday evening. Remember, no experience is necessary!

Should you have any questions regarding scouting or our pack, please contact one of us.

Thank you for your support of Pack 16!