Basic Terms you’ll need to know


Den - A group of 6-8 boys of the same grade.  Dens meet weekly, except for the weeks of the pack meeting and ceremony night.  During Den meetings they work on rank advancement (badges), character development, social and physical skills and activity projects. The dens are named Tiger (1st Graders), Wolf (2nd Graders), Bear (3rd Graders) and Webelos (4th & 5th Graders).


Den Leader - The primary leader of your son’s den.   Program ideas are easily available from the Boy Scouts of America to make this the best “job” in Scouting.  Other parent participation is necessary for Den meetings to occur. Enjoy your turn!   All Leaders must pass a criminal background check and be approved by BSA.


Pack – The whole group, all the Scouts and their families.  Each month the Pack gets together in a Pack Meeting to share information, recognize achievements, perform skits, songs and demonstrations.  We also have Ceremonies, where the boys are recognized for their rank advancements.


Cubmaster – The Cubmaster leads the pack and the pack meetings. He or she is a primary source of information for the group and will be able to answer most of your questions.  Our Cubmaster  is Arch Hamilton.  He can be contacted via email at or by cell phone at 336-707-5946.


Chartered Organization -- This is the community group that provides the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to children, youth, and families.  Pack 19’s chartered organization is Archdale United Methodist Church.


Pack Committee- A group of interested parents, leaders and members of the Chartered Organization.  It meets monthly to plan Pack activities and events such as fundraising, outings, camping trips, banquets, derbies and service projects.  Please attend if you can.


The committee selects leadership, performs record keeping, manages pack finances, keeps advancement records, and helps train and support leaders.


Council – You and your son are joining the Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. A council is a geographic area, divided into districts that provide services to local packs. The Council Service Center is in Greensboro.

District – A district is a sub-division of the council and helps deliver service to packs. You will find several district volunteers working with your pack’s leadership as well as a District Executive, who is a full-time professional Scouter.  Pack 19 is in the Akela District.