Scouting History

"Be Prepared"

 

The meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise

 

Robert Baden-Powell.

 

The cub scout movement was founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1916, ten years after the foundation of the Boy Scouts, in order to cater for the many younger boys who had not yet reached the age limit for Boy Scouts, but who wanted to take part in Scouting.  During these first ten years, many troops had either allowed younger boys to join, or had set up unofficial Junior, or Cadet Scout Troops.  These Cadet Troops taught a much simpler form of Scouting, including just the basic knotting techniques, basic first aid and tracking.  In 1914, there were articles in the Headquarters' Gazette (a then regular newsletter to leaders) outlining an official scheme however, this was not what Baden-Powell wanted, rather he sought something quite different - A movement in its own right, with its own identity and program.

The cub scout movement was founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1916, ten years after the foundation of the Boy Scouts, in order to cater for the many younger boys who had not yet reached the age limit for Boy Scouts, but who wanted to take part in Scouting.  During these first ten years, many troops had either allowed younger boys to join, or had set up unofficial Junior, or Cadet Scout Troops.  These Cadet Troops taught a much simpler form of Scouting, including just the basic knotting techniques, basic first aid and tracking.  In 1914, there were articles in the Headquarters' Gazette (a then regular newsletter to leaders) outlining an official scheme however, this was not what Baden-Powell wanted, rather he sought something quite different - A movement in its own right, with its own identity and program.

 

In 1914, Baden-Powell had announced a Junior Section for Scouting.  In 1916, he published his own outlines for such a scheme.  It was to be called Wolf Cubbing.  It has been speculated that Badden-Powell may have had a number of reasons to call this section Wolf Cubs.  Wolf was one of the names Native Americans gave to their best scouts; Wolf was the name of the cannon made in the railroad workshops at Mafikeng.  Appropriately, a young boy not old enough to be a wolf or true scout could be a baby wolf or Wolf Cub.

 

Badden-Powell asked his friend Rudyard Kipling for the use of his The Jungle Book history and universe as a motivational frame in Cub Scouting.  Badden-Powell wrote a new book called The Wolf Cub's Handbook for Junior Members.  In 1917, junior members became know as Wolf Cubs.n

 

In the 1960's and later, the Wolf Cub section departed in many organizations from the jungle theme.  Some changed their name to Cub Scout or something similar but retained the jungle stories and cub ceremony as tradition, such as the use of Jungle Book names (as described below) and the Grand Howl which signals the start and end of the Cub Scout meeting.  Other organizations kept the name but changed the theme totally.

 

Originally, Cub Scout membership was open only to boys while the Brownies were set up as a parallel section for young girls.  This remains the situation in some placed.  Most member organizations of World Organizations of the Scout Movement (WOSM) admitted girls to the Cub Scouts, while others have separate co-ed sections with a different theme.  Most member organizations of the Union Internationale des Duides et Scouts d'Europe (UIGSE) have two single sex sections both names Wolf Cubs and both in the jungle theme.

 

Cub Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal fitness.  Cub Scouting provides a positive, encouraging peer group, carefully selected leaders who provide good role model and a group setting where values are taught to reinforce qualities of character.

Who is Pack 1103?

Stan C. Stanley with a Cub Scouts from Pack 1103 (2013)

The Pack was started when the school opened in the Fall of 2009 and has been growing by leaps and bounds since that time.


We currently serve boys and girls in Stanley, Shafer and Randolph Elementary schools, but welcome prospective scouts from any school.

When do we Meet?

Our Pack holds its monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Cafeteria at  the Stan Stanley Elementary on Cinco Terrace Drive, Katy, Texas.
26633 Cinco Terrace Drive, Katy, TX 77494