St. Gabriel Faith Community Life

We are called to serve our parish community by sponsoring and providing a fun, inviting, nurturing and welcoming atmosphere. We encourage fellowship and participation through social interaction in order to foster the creation of a vibrant faith community where all can encounter Christ.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is "Fun With A Purpose"

Apart from the fun and excitement, the aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. This is why Cub Scouting is "fun with a purpose." If you are a boy in first grade through fifth grade then Cub Scouting is for you. It's for your family too!

This is the first and the biggest of the three Scoutng programs (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing) from the Boy Scouts of America.

Every Cub Scout is a member of a Cub Scout pack.

A pack is a large group of boys. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys. All of the Cub Scouts in a den are about the same age and live in the same neighborhood. The Cub Scout pack belongs to a church, a school, or some other group of people in your community or neighborhood.

A pack has good adult leaders, a place to meet, and exciting things to do. Cub Scouting means "doing." You have lots to do as a Cub Scout – crafts, games, sports, songs, stories, and puzzles to name a few things. Much of the fun happens right in the den and pack. The den usually meets twice a month, and the pack meets once a month all year long.

At den meetings and pack meetings, Cub Scouts do different things for fun and learning. Whatever it is that you enjoy, you'll have a chance to do it in Cub Scouting. While you're having fun, you'll also be earning badges and awards. You’ll work on projects with your parents or other adults in your family and all of you will feel good about the things you accomplish.

If you would like your son to have fun, experience outdoor opportunities, build interaction skills with you and his school friends, and to participate in a program to which he doesn't always have to win – instead, he learns about "do your best" and how to be helpful to others – then we have the program for you and your son! Cub Scouting is a home and neighborhood centered program designed to support and encourage quality family involvement for boys in the first through fifth grades. Each Cub Scout learns to respect his home, God, country and other people.

For More Information Contact:

Jeff Smith at

St. Gabriel Parish Office - 440/352-8282