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Welcome to the Official Web Site for Cub Scout Pack 71 from Birmingham, Alabama.
We are sponsored by Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church.

Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

Since 1980, Pack 71 has helped hundreds of young boys and their parents as leaders enjoy and appreciate outdoor activities, learn about our community, make new friends, worship and play together, respect authority, and have  fun. Is your son at least 7 years old or in the first grade? If so, they are eligible to participate in Cub Scouting.  

To learn more about Cub Scouts and Pack 71 please contact our Cub Master Craig Rashleigh for more information at cjrashleigh@bellsouth.net.

Upcoming Activities:

Pack 71 Important Dates 2016-17 

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church

August 28 - Back to the Pack Blast Off, OLV Parish Center 

September 22 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center  (Tentative)

September 23 - Pack Campout, Brierfield Iron Works

October 8 - Cub Haunted, Camp Comer

October 27 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center 

October 28 - 31 District Camporee (AOL’s)

November 4-6 - Butter & Egg Adventures Campout, Troy Alabama 

November 17 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center 

December 15 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center 

January 27 - Pinewood Derby Weigh-In, OLV Parish Center

January 27 - AOL PWD Overnighter, OLV Parish Center 

January 28 - Pinewood Derby Race, OLV Parish Center 

February 3 - Mother/Son Laser Tag, Ultra Blast Laser Combat Center

February 4 - Scouting for Food Pickup (Date subject to change)

February 5 - Scout Sunday, OLV Church

March 5 - Blue and Gold Banquet, OLV Social Hall

March 11 - Pack Campout, TBD 

March 23 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center 

April 20 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center 

April 28-30 - Cub Adventure weekend, Camp Comer

May 18 - Pack Meeting, OLV Parish Center 

May 20 - Chattanooga Aquarium Overnighter

 Scouting is fun at Pack 71!

Pack 71 was chartered by Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church. Our Pack has continued in the mission of Cub Scouting, a year-round program designed for boys who are in first through fifth grade. Parents, leaders and organizations work together to achieve the following goals of Cub Scouting:

Influence the development of character and encourage spiritual growth;
Help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship;
Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body;
Improve understanding within the family;
Strengthen boys' ability to get along with other boys and respect other people;
Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills;
Show how to be helpful and do one's best;
Provide fun and exciting new things to do;
Prepare them to become Boy Scouts.

Pack Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM at Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church. Cub Scout and Webelos Dens meet 1-2 times a month, at a time convenient to the Den members.  Members include boys from Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic School, as well as from the surrounding area.

 

Religious Awards
Link to BSA Religious Awards Page
Light of Christ Religious Emblem
Joyful Mysteries Rosary Patch Requirements for 1st thru 5th Grade
Luminious Mystery Rosary Patch Requirements for 1st thru 5th Grade
Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem
Rosary Patch Program Overview
Sorrowful Mysteries Rosary Patch Requirements for 1st thru 5th Grade

OLV Pinewood Derby Rules

All cars must be weighted in January 21 from 6-8pm in the Parish Center. You will not be permitted to touch or handle the cars once it is checked until after the trophy presentation.  Cosmetic repairs/changes, adjusting, lubricating axles are not permitted between check-in and the trophy presentation. (The only exception is a wheel that falls off during a race may be reattached.)  Dues and minimum popcorn must be paid by no later than the registration of the car.  Overall car length not greater than 7”.  Overall width (including wheels & accessories) not greater than 2 ¾ “. This prevents interference with adjacent tracks and cars.  Only wheels and axles provided in the car kit to be used. All wheels and axles must be used and all four wheels must touch the track.  Axles placement must match the same dimension as predrilled holes the kit provided.  No washers or bearings may be placed on axles. (The wheels provided must be the only object on the axles, and nothing between the axles and car body.)  No starting devices permitted. (Gravity alone must power the car.)  All body parts/accessories must be securely fastened. Wheels are the only moving parts.  Maximum weight: 5.0 ounces.  Maximum height: 2 ½“ to be able to completely enter the finish gate