Welcome to Webelos 2 Den

Our Goals
Webelos is a 20 month program for 4th and 5th grade boys to prepare to join a Boy Scout troop while learning outdoor skills and participating in 20 different activity badges. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an 'adult-run' den to being a 'boy-run' patrol ready to fit right into an adventurous scouting troop.

Overview
The Webelos program is the part of the Cub Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America that is geared towards fourth grade (Webelos I) and fifth grade (Webelos II) students.  Pronounced "WEE-buh-los", the word "Webelos" means WE'll BE LOyal Scouts.

Webelos is a program that is an average of 18 months. This is a transitional program that shifts the emphasis from home-centered activities to group-centered activities. This is done in preparation for the transition into Boy Scouts.

Webelos will provide your boy with a variety of new experiences. These experiences are aimed to help him assume responsibilities and maturity, knowledge, and skills that will aid him throughout life.

Most of the progress through Webelos will take place through activities centered around advancement. These advancements are earned through activity badges and other awards. There are 20 activities that focus on different subjects in the areas of physical skills, mental skills, community, technology, and the outdoors. The entire den will work together as a group to complete the activities. Each activity has its own array of hands-on activities and fascinating information that will enrich his life.
Summary
The Webelos program has two major milestones - the Webelos rank badge to be earned at the 4th grade level and the Arrow of Light to be earned at the 5th grade. The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Boy Scout troop selected individually by the scout.

Arrow Point Trail
While on the trail to achieving the Webelos Badge, your Cub Scout can also search the Arrow Point Trail. This trail is based on what are known as electives, which allow the Cub Scout along with their adult partner, known as the AKELA, to choose which ones and when they are completed. These electives are from a broad field of choices ranging from sports, history, singing, and many other areas, with over 100 different electives to choose from. For the first ten electives completed, your Cub Scout will receive a Gold Arrow Point, and for every set of ten completed thereafter, he will receive a Silver Arrow Point. These Arrow Points are awarded during the monthly Pack Meeting, but may only be worn after he has earned the rank of Webelo.

Den Leader
TBD


  • Good Morning
    Good morning,
    I wanted to update everyone that we have updated the online calendar.  Our Fall Campout event had to have a date change due to campgrounds closing sooner than anticipated.  Also, a few pack events after January 2017 were also added to the calendar as well.

    Check out the information!
    If you are interested in the links they are here for your phones, tablets, etc for the Pack Calendar.
    You can also search for the Pack calendar with a google account...and it is called Pack 214 Events Details

    Paper copies will also be distributed on Tuesday.

    See everyone on Tuesday at the Pack Meeting at Prairie Ridge...beginning promptly at 7:00.
    Ann Smith
    Pack Committee Chairperson


    Posted Sep 11, 2016, 4:40 AM by Pack 214
  • Parent meeting
    Good afternoon,
    We will be having our January parent meeting this Tuesday, January 12th.  We will begin at 7:00 PM.  We will meet at Prairie Ridge in the Cafeteria. 
    We hope to see you then! 
    Thanks!
    Ann Smith
    Pack 214
    Committee Chairperson
    Posted Jan 10, 2016, 3:05 PM by Pack 214
  • Scout Day at the Play Station
    Please read the announcement about this opportunity at the Play Station.

    This is a council event, and not a Pack 214 event, therefore, you would be responsible for the cost listed below.  I would assume that the other cost would be the typical admission of $8.50 a person. 

       The Play Station would like to invited all of the Boy Scouts to our scout day on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 from 11am to 6pm! The scouts are able to get a special rate of $4.00 for the admission to get into the Play Station. All they need to do is show a badge or wear their scout vest!

    Any additional questions can be forwarded to the Play Station by contacting them at
    (319) 373-1111.


    Thanks!
    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 5:20 PM by Pack 214
  • Pack meeting
    Good morning,
    This is a reminder of our monthly pack meeting which will be tomorrow night at 7:00 PM in the Prairie Ridge cafeteria!


    Have a few Christmas gifts you need to buy?  Going to a Rose Bowl gathering and you plan on taking an appetizer?  Consider buying popcorn!  The Pack has some popcorn they need to finish selling.  It will also be brought to the Pack Meeting.  It will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Forms of payment:  Cash or Checks written to Pack 214.

    Thanks so much!

    Sincerely,

    Ann Smith
    Committee Chairperson


    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 4:35 AM by Pack 214
  • Parent meeting
    Good morning,
    We have our monthly parent meeting tomorrow night.  It will begin at 7:00 PM and will be at Ridge.  There is another meeting occurring in the library, so we will plan to meet in the library.

    We will be discussing our December Pack meeting as well as beginning to discuss our January meeting.

    Thanks so much for your commitment! 
    We look forward to seeing your tomorrow night.

    Sincerely,

    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 8:00 AM by Pack 214
  • Fun swimming opportunity
    Good morning,
    Pack 37 would like to invite Pack 214 to swim with them at the North Liberty Pool on Saturday, December 19th from 6:00-7:30PM.

    This event is free for Pack 214.  However, Pack 37 needs to know how many total people are going to join for this event.

    If you are interested, please email me back letting me know how many total people in your family will be attending this event.  I need this information by Sunday, December 13th by 5:00 PM.

    Thank you and have a great day!

    Ann Smith
    Pack 214 Committee Chairperson
    Posted Dec 4, 2015, 5:00 AM by Pack 214
  • Pack 214 Cubannapolis update
    Good morning,
    As you remember, we provided you with the rules and procedures of the Pack 214 Cubannapolis to be held at our next Pack Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th.  This attachment provides you with the specific details of how we will race during the actual event.  All other information remains the same as on the back of the pack newsletter.

    Happy creating!
    Ann Smith
    Committee Chairperson
    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:30 AM by Pack 214
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