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Welcome to Pack 3390!

Fairlawn, OH

Welcome to the official website of Cub Scout Pack 3390.  Serving the boys of our community since 1978.  Pack 3390 is chartered by Faith Lutheran Church of Fairlawn, Ohio.  We belong to the Old Portage District in the Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Pack 3390 usually consists of around 60-70 Scouts in 9 dens.  

Every fall we invite boys from St. Hilary School and Herberich Primary School to join us, but boys from other area schools (and home-schooled boys) are always welcome.  Cub Scouting is for boys in the 1st through 5th grades (ages 7-10).  Each fall we add new Tiger (first grade) Dens and each spring our Webelos 2 (fifth grade) boys cross over to a Boy Scout Troop of their choosing.

This site has been created to give our Cub Scouts, their families, and visitors to our site an idea of what Cub Scouting is all about and to keep them informed of activities in our Pack.  Please bookmark this page for future reference.

We hope you find our site helpful and interesting.

"Do your best"


Arrow of Light
The Arrow of Light.  Cub Scouting's highest award.

History of Cub Scouting

Photo: The first official Cub Pack in America, No. 43 of Brooklyn, N.Y., poses for a picture with Chief Scout Executive West (© 1930, Scouting Magazine)

The "Cubbing Program" was introduced by the Boy Scouts of America in 1930, but its roots go all the way back to the first days of Scouting. With the early success of the Boy Scouts for boys 12 and over, there was popular demand for a "younger boy program" for the siblings of Scouts. Because of concerns that a younger boy program might have a negative effect on the fledgling Boy Scouts program, the BSA was very careful in their dealings with this "younger boy problem." (See Scouting Magazine article on "Cubbing" June 1930) of Scouting.

In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell introduced the "Wolf Cub" program for younger boys. This program soon found its way to numerous communities in the Americas. There were also other 'younger boy' organizations such as the "Little Lodge" of the "Woodcraft Indians," the "Boy Pioneers," and the "Boy Rangers." Some BSA Boy Scout Troops were also sponsoring unofficial "Junior Troops" and "Cadet Corps."

Finally, after 20 years of Boy Scouting in America, "Cubbing" was introduced! What has followed has been nothing short of phenomonal! Boasting over 50,000,000 members since its inception, no program in history has had the far ranging impact on American youth than Cubbing and Cub Scouting have!

What is Cub Scouting?

The Purpose of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the BSA has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the BSA program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grades (or are 7, 8, 9 and 10 years old). Parents, leaders and organizations work together to achieve the 10 purposes of Cub Scouting

1.    Character Development
2.    Spiritual Growth
3.    Good Citizenship
4.    Sportsmanship and Fitness
5.    Family Understanding
6.    Respectful Relationships
7.    Personal Achievement
8.    Friendly Service
9.    Fun and Adventure
10.   Preparation for Boy Scouts

Scout Oath 
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

Cub Scout Colors
The Cub Scout colors are blue and gold. The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Together, they symbolize what Cub Scouting is all about.

Cub Scout Handshake
The handshake is done by putting the index and middle fingers of the right hand against the other person's wrist when shaking hands. Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders use this handshake everywhere in the United States. The handshake signifies that those who use it help others and obey the Scout Law.

Cub Scout Sign

The Cub Scout sign is made with the right arm held high and straight up above the shoulder, with the index and middle fingers forming a V. The other fingers are held with the thumb. The two extended fingers stand for the parts of the Scout Law, "to help other people" and "to obey."

Cub Scout Salute

The salute is made by joining the index and middle fingers of the right hand (holding the other fingers with the thumb) and touching them to the cap visor or forehead. The hand is held the same as for the Cub Scout sign, except the two fingers are together. The Cub Scout salute is used to salute the flag when in uniform and to show respect to den and pack leaders.  It can be used when greeting other Cub Scouts.

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