About Pack 7
We are a Cub Scout Pack chartered in New Port Richey, FL at St Thomas Aquinas. We meet at Deer Park Elementary School on Trouble Creek Rd. Our Pack meets each week during the school year on Monday nights from 7pm-8pm, as well as fellowship events and camps during the summer. Our Pack recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary! We are part of the Suncoast District of the Great Tampa Bay Area Council. Although we are chartered through St Thomas, you do not have to attend or be a member of the church to participate in Pack 7; we welcome Cub Scouts of all faiths.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. The methods of Cub Scouting are: living the ideals, belonging to a den, advancement, family involvement, activities, serving the community, and the uniform.
We welcome children from Kindergarten to Fifth grade into our Pack, including home-schooled students. As of September 2021, the Great Pack 7 is pleased to announce we register both boys and girls to our Pack. Each grade level conducts activities within their own Den each year, beginning with the Lion Den in Kindergarten, and up through Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light. You may start the program in any grade or at any time of the school year. Boys and girls who have completed fifth grade, or who are 11 years or older, are invited to join one of our affiliated BSA Troops in the area to continue their BSA Scouts journey.
Our Pack is run by many volunteers that are trained and work with your children in learning the Scout Oath and Scout Law and helping them live those principals. All volunteers participate in annual youth protection training each year through the BSA, as well as a lengthy youth protection program and recurring fingerprint-based background checks provided by our Chartering Organization. Leaders must follow two-deep leadership protocols for all interactions with Cub Scouts. We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and nurturing environment while delivering the goals of the Cub Scout program.