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CUB SCOUT PACK 256 from Shorewood, Illinois

Welcome to our website!  You are now at the PUBLIC portal of our site.  For more information regarding our Pack, please feel free to contact us by clicking on Contact Our Pack above.

If you have a child who is in Kindergarten - 5th grade and they are interested in joining scouts, you have come to the right place!

Does your child love the outdoors, curiosity & interest in the world around them, love meeting new friends, and an active imagination?  Then Scouting is for them!

Scouting embraces the outdoors through camping, hiking, and water sports.  We also focus on helping our communities through service projects, STEM development and building confident kids through our wide range of activities.  The Cub Scout program is designed to develop physical, mental, and emotional fitness.  Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self control, courage, and self-respect). 

Kids are divided in to dens that are age/grade/gender appropriate. 

Den meeting dates and times depend on the Den Leader.
We also have Pack Nights on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of each month held at William B. Orenic Intermediate School. 


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Pack 256 FAQ's

Q - What night are Pack meetings?               

A – Tuesday evenings (3rdor 4th Tuesday of each month)


Q – What time is the Pack meeting?

            A – 6:45PM– 8:00PM


Q – Where is the Pack meeting held?

            A – WilliamB. Orenic Intermediate School (5820 Theodore St, Plainfield, IL 60586)


Q – How often & when are Den meetings?

            A – Dependson the Den; however, most meet on Tuesday evenings

·Lions – One Thursday a month at 4PM

·Tigers, Wolves, Bears, & Webelos – One orTwo Tuesdays per month at 6:30PM


Q – What is the difference between a “Pack” and a “Den”?

A – The Pack is comprised of severalDens.  A Den is a small group of CubScouts who are       the same age &gender.


Q – What is the cost of joining Cub Scouts?

            A – Lionrank annual dues are $75.  All other rankannual dues are $125.


Q – What does my child’s scouting dues pay for?

A – Your dues pay for Den and Packsupplies & activities, Scout awards, recharter fees, leader training,Council events, camping activities, maintenance of the Rainbow ScoutReservation, and so much more!


Q – Do you do any fundraisers?

A – We do one annual requiredfundraiser.  Each August-October, ourScouts sell popcorn to raise funds to support our local scouting program.  These funds raised help to support our Pack& local Council on providing a quality Scout program to your child at a lowcost.


Q – What age can you start Cub Scouts?

            A – Boys& Girls can begin Cub Scouts once they begin Kindergarten


Q – What Den will my child be in?

            A – Densare based on your child’s age/grade          

·       Kindergarten – Lion

·       1st Grade – Tiger

·       2nd Grade – Wolf

·       3rd Grade – Bear

·       4th Grade – Webelo I

·       5th Grade – Webelo II

Q – What kind of involvement do parents have?

A – Cub Scouting is for the wholefamily!  We encourage you to work on rankachievements at home, in addition to with your Den.  Parents are expected to participate withvolunteer needs such as special events, fundraisers, and meetings.


Q – What kind of activities do you do?

            A – We domany different kinds of activities as a Pack & within Dens. 

Some activities include:

·Pinewood Derby (January)

·Spring Pack Family Campout (May)

·Float & Fly (June – Raingutter Regatta &Stomp Rockets)

·Cubmobile (July - Soap Box Derby racing)

·Holiday themed Pack nights

·Hiking outings

·Community Service Projects


Q – What kinds of things will my child learn in Cub Scouts?

A – Your child will learn &benefit from many things when involved in Scouting! 

·Develop new skills & interests

·Practice sportsmanship & good citizenship

·Strengthen connections to their local community

·Reinforce positive family connection

·Boost positive moral values

·Increase self-esteem



Pack 256 is part of Rainbow Council, Morris Illinois and within the Waapi Lenaswa District.  

We are chartered by Troy School District 30C.

Committee Chairperson: Dave Brtva

Cubmaster:  Mike Theobald

Assistant Cubmaster: Tom Stoiber

Advancement Chairperson:  Katie Wascher

Public Relations Chairperson: Jen Theobald

Pack Treasurer:  Brad Sayad

Pack Secretary: Kathy Sheridan

Webmaster/Facebook:  Jen Theobald

Popcorn Kernel:  Open

Pack Recruiter:  Dave Brtva

Pack Membership Coordinator:  Dave Brtva   

Pack Trainer:     Dave Brtva

Charter Organization Rep:  Molly Wegner

Waapi Lenaswa District Executive:  Daniel Stromberg

If Shorewood/Joliet is out of your range and you are interested in joining scouts, we encourage you to check out from there you will be able to reference scouting units in your area.


For information on the pack please use the contact us option at the top of this page.