Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed for boys 1st through 5th grade. The purpose of the program is to have fun while helping the boys develop character, their association with the community at large and their spiritual awareness. Boys are divided into dens based on grade level or age. Each Den is led by adult volunteers, mostly parents of Cubs. Each den has the ultimate goal to earn a rank in Cub Scouts; activities are directed to accomplish these advancements. 1st graders earn Tiger; 2nd graders earn Wolf; 3rd graders earn Bear, and; 4th and 5th graders work to earn Webelos and the Arrow of Light. A boy can join scouting at any level.
There are specific Catholic religious emblem award programs presented in the Pack through the Catholic Committee on Scouting: Parvuli Dei, Light of Christ, Don Boscoe
Dens can meet at different times and places based on the families involved. However, most dens meet on Monday night at the church, unless they are doing things such as leathercrafts, which take place at Tandy’s Leather Shop on 40 Highway at Noland. Most dens meet weekly except for the Monday after weekend outings or the nights of Pack Meetings.
Each month the Pack as a whole has a variety of activities either at St. Mark's or at other venues. These activities are varied, such as a Halloween Party, a visit to Burr Oaks, Pinewood Derby Races, Camp outs and Royals games, just to name a few. There is a voluntary parents’ meeting once a month to plan these activities. During the summer, den activities slow down, but camping opportunities arise.
During the year, the boys and parents are given opportunities to participate in fundraisers in which the scouts can earn money to pay for the program, including their cost of summer camps. Scholarships are available through the Family Friends of Scouting (Investment in Character Program) and the Pack, for boys in need of financial assistance.
All leaders are position-specific trained and youth protection trained.
Boy Scouts is a youth program designed for young men from the age of 11 (or graduated from the 5th grade) up to the age of 18. The purpose of the program is to help the young men develop themselves with a commitment to God, to others and to himself. It is a boy ran program overseen by volunteer adults. One of the objectives of the programs is to develop leadership skills and expose the boys to a variety subjects that may direct future hobbies and/or careers. Of these, camping is one of the primary emphasis areas. Boy Scouts meet once a week for troop meetings/activities. Once a month we also have a weekend activity that usually includes camping. Each summer we also attend a 10 day summer camp at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation next to Truman Lake.