The World Famous Pack 79 was chartered by the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in July, 1970 and has grown and flourished in its 40+ years of existence. Some of our early Cub Scouts have returned with their sons to this well-established scouting organization. Boys can join once they are entering the 1st grade, and can join the pack at anytime within 1st to 5th grade. They join as Tiger cubs and proceed through the ranks of Wolf Cub, Bear Cub, then Webelos Scout and Webelos II Scout.
There are 10 Principles of Cub Scouting. They are Character Development, Spiritual Growth, Good Citizenship, Sportsmanship & Fitness, Family Understanding, Respectful Relationships, Personal Achievement, Friendly Service, Fun & Adventure, and Preparation for Boy Scouts.
The pack organizes several activities to help the boys proceed through the Cub Scout ranks, and fulfill the principles of Cub Scouting. There are many service projects aimed at helping the community, including: Scouting for Food, an annual food drive for the Los Angeles Food Bank, visiting the Keiro Home and other nursing homes during the holidays, the Senior Gift presentation to our seniors at the VJCC, and assisting with the Temple’s Udon & Obon Festivities.
There are plenty of opportunities for fun and fellowship, including campouts, hikes, telling jokes, performing skits, playing games, racing pinewood derby cars, and just having fun.
As the boys get older the achievements become more challenging. The set program instills a sense of purpose and pride in setting and achieving goals. Scouting encourages good sportsmanship and working as a team, as well as individual achievement.
In Cub Scouting the boys have lots of fun, adventure, and activities with their den and pack. But there’s more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means he is a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It’s all about the boy he is, and the person he will become.
For more information about Cub Scouting USA, visit the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).