Pack 61 is a member of the Three Fires council of Boys Scouts of America. Pack 61 serves the cub scouts in grades 1-5 at Whittier Elementary School in Wheaton, IL. The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton is the chartering organization.

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Tiger Cubs (1st graders)

Tiger Cubs participate in den meetings/outings approximately twice a month, which are focused on completing activities/requirements based on the new Tiger Cub handbook. These meetings are arranged by the Tiger Cub Coordinator. Past Tiger Cub outings have included trips to Sci-Tech, Lincoln Marsh, Willowbrook Wildlife Center, skating parties, bowling, bike hikes and picnics, and craft activities. Tiger Cub parents participate by scheduling monthly "Go See It" field trips to attend with their families. Tiger Cubs also participate in the monthly Pack meetings.

Wolves (2nd graders), Bears (3rd graders), and Webelos (4th and 5th graders)

Boys are grouped in dens of 6-10 boys by grade level. They meet with their den leader approximately twice per month to participate in activities or work on achievements/requirements planned by the den leaders. There are some work/activities to be completed at home. Boys also participate in the monthly Pack meetings.

Pack Meetings

Pack meetings are held usually once each month, usually scheduled for the evening of the third Friday of the month (there are some exceptions). Pack members are informed of Pack meeting details and other news via a monthly newsletter that comes home in the Scout's Friday Folder as well as information posted to this web site. Click here for a current schedule of Pack meetings for 2008.

Pack Leadership

Cub Pack 61 is a member of the Three Fires Council of BSA. Pack events and activities are organized by a pack committee comprising of volunteers (usually parents). See Contact Us for the individuals currently active in our pack.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Cub Scout organization. Please consider donating some time to this very worthwhile endeavor! There are many ways to help for whatever amount of time you can spare. We have current volunteers who would be willing to pass on information and ideas to make the job easy! Click here for the positions that need filled soon.. REMEMBER WE NEED YOU!

Uniform Requirements

All Cub Scouts wear the blue uniform shirt and neckerchief with the appropriate decals and badges to all den, pack and scouting activities. In addition to the uniform shirt and neckerchief scouts may wish to wear a red felt "brag vest" (for displaying segments and patches earned.)

Scout Shops

Uniforms and handbooks are available at the Scout Shop:

Deicke Scout Shop
155 W. Roosevelt Rd.
West Chicago, IL

Norris Scout Shop
415 N 2nd St.
St. Charles, IL 584-9250
Monday 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Monday 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm







Uniforms and handbooks are also available at The Chalkboard, 2966 Finley Road, Downers Grove (in the same strip mall as Cheeseburger in Paradise).