Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, we are an extremely active pack with more than 100 Cub Scouts divided into 5 Dens separated by grade level. Most of our Cubs are from local neighborhoods and schools, particularly Palm Beach Public, Rosarian Academy, St. Ann, St. Juliana, and South Olive Elementary. Although there are activities planned throughout the year, the scouting season is heaviest during the school year with new registration every August, but boys can join at anytime during the year..
This year's annual information and registration event, School Night for Scouting, will be held on August 25th at 7 pm in the Rosarian Academy theater, 807 N Flagler Drive, WPB, FL, 33401.
Note: For older boys, please see the Boy Scout Troop 141 site at troop141.org.
If your boy is interested in joining our Pack, please reach out to our cubmaster, John Krayeski.
Please take the time to download and review the following forms.
We meet as a Pack once per month at Rosarian Academy. Dens meet independently between the Pack meetings to work on advancement, go on field trips, and participate in service projects. We are blessed to have an active parent group that strive to deliver the best possible experience to our boys. Every leader undertakes mandatory Youth Protection Training and goes through a thorough background check conducted by the BSA. All of our leaders have sons in Pack 141.
This year we'll camp with our families at Disney's Fort Wilderness, Fisheating Creek, Camp Sawyer Florida Keys, and the Corbett Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. We'll host two archery and BB gun range days, host the hugely popular Pinewood Derby, as well as perform waterfront cleanups and participate in a Council-wide car wash fundraiser to name just a few of our activities.
The motto of cub scouts is to "Do Your Best". We're firm believers in that motto. We're not looking for perfection in our boys, we're looking for an opportunity to help them develop into caring responsible adults; to ensure they have fun; and, since family participation is such a key part of scouting, it also provides an opportunity to spend time with our kids, that we will never get back!
Scouting History and Mission
Scouting began in 1907, when Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant general in the British Army, held a camp on Brownsea Island, off the South coast of England, to test ideas for a book. The camp, and the subsequent publication of Scouting for Boys, in 1908, are generally regarded as the start of the Scout movement. Scouting exists to support young people in their physical, mental, and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society.
Scouting came to America just a few years later. in 1909, a Chicago publisher, W. D. Boyce was visiting London and was lost on a foggy night. An unknown scout came to his aid, and guided him to his destination. When Boyce attempted to tip the boy, the scout declined it exlpaining that he was a scout and was simply doing his daily good turn. This prompted Boyce to meet with Baden-Powell and upon his return to America, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on February 8, 1910.
The mission statement of the BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Scout Oath states, "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, and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."
The Scout Law states that, "A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent".
The BSA is one of the largest youth organizations in the US, with 2.7 million members, and more than 1 million adult volunteers. Several presidents were scouts. Eleven of the twelve men to have walked on the moon were scouts, as were a litany of famous businessmen, professional athletes, film stars, adventurers, and humanitarian workers.
The Cub Scouting movement was founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1916 to open up the movement to boys that had not reached the age limit of the boy scouts. Cub Scouts are organized into Packs, which in turn are divided into Dens. Dens are grade-specific groups that meet and do activities together with, as well as independently of, the Pack. Cub Scouting is a family program, and families are included in many activities.