Pack 65 Structure and Organization
Den Leaders: Jason Erb, Laura Griffin, Paul Martyak
Lions are now an official Cub Scout Rank. After a successful pilot year in 2017, BSA has approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout Program. Lions is for Kindergarteners and is designed to introduce kids to scoutings. Meetings are usually just once a month, focusing on character development, leadership, citizenship and personal fitness through fun and exciting adventures.
Den Leaders: Amy Cross, Timothy Joyner, Brett Miller
Tigers are 7 years old or are in the first grade, and join Cub Scouting with their parents or adult guardian. This is unique relative to other ranks in Cub Scouting. Tigers and their adult partners are just that, partners. They attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together.
Den Leaders: Cici Egli, Troy Baumgardner
Wolves are 8 years old or in the second grade. Like all new Cub Scouts, a Wolf must first earn his Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat he/she may go on to complete the requirements for the Wolf rank and the many electives that are offered for his/her rank.
Den Leaders: Katie Goode, Christine Weedon & Hilary Hall
Bears are 9 years old or in the third grade. Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Bear must first earn his Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat he/she may go on to complete the requirements for the Bear rank and the many electives that are offered for his/her rank.
Den Leaders: Shaun Cross, Emily Adams, Marc Levy
First-year Webelos are 10 years old or in the fourth grade. Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Webelos must first earn his/her Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat he may go on to complete the requirements for the Webelos rank and the many electives that are offered for his rank.
Den Leader: Jay Strand, Cynthia Leugers, Michael Crumbing
Second-year Webelos are 11 years old or in the fifth grade and have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Arrow of Light rank - the highest rank in Cub Scouts. All Cub Scouts must earn their Webelos rank before they can earn their Arrow of Light rank, unless they are new to scouting while in the fifth grade. The new scouts must still earn the Bobcat rank before trying to earn the Arrow of Light.
Home to Pack 65 for more than 65 years, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church is one of the four oldest churches in Mecklenburg County. Founded in 1770, Philadelphia Church has grown to over 1000 members and is involved in many community activities. PPC also serves as the Charter Organization for Boy Scout Troop 65 and Venturing Crew 1465. Without Philadelphia Presbyterian's support, the work of Pack, Troop and Crew would not be possible. Find out more about Philadelphia Presbyterian Church here.
Pack 65 is a proud member of the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The council council was chartered in 1915 and is charged with serving the needs of Scouting’s community in Mecklenburg County. More than 349 packs, troops, teams, crews and posts make up the council. Mecklenburg County Council is divided into three districts. Pack 65 is part of the Etowah District - which consists of the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County. Click here for more information about the Mecklenburg County Council.