Pack Shows are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month of the year except for July and December. Years ago we decided not call these event Pack Meetings like most Cub Scout Packs. We call the Shows because Meetings are mostly dull while Shows are fun. In fact, if you ever hear a leader call this event a Pack Meeting, the appropriate response is to cross your arms with an "X" in front of you and say "Aye!". If you do, that leader must do 5 jumping jacks right there on the spot!
Most of our Pack Shows have themes. The typical program includes:
Setup - 30 min prior to the show, setup starts with bringing out the chairs and tables needed. A den will be responsible for this. Coordinate with the Cubmaster on the placement of the chairs and tables. Some shows require different seating arrangements.
Gathering activity - done before the show starts. This is an activity to keep the scouts that arrive early busy. One den will be responsible for this activity.
Flag Ceremony - The US Flag and Pack Flag are brought to the front of the room in a ceremony led by one of the dens.
Opening Ceremony - This is typically a ceremony where a point of the Scout Law is highlighted with a skit, a song, or activity. One den is assigned to this ceremony.
Joke / Skits / Song - Dens are assigned to present these.
Special Guests Speakers or Activity
Featured Den - This den can have the floor to share with the Pack something they have been working on towards rank advancement.
Awards - Adventure loops, pins, and other awards are presented for advancement requirements and awards like World Conservation, NOVA, and Cyberchips.
Informational Bulletins - Past and future activities are briefly presented. Things like Popcorn Sales updates, Camp signups, and Potato Booth Sales.
Ceremonies - For Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Rank Advancement, Leader awards, New family introductions, or many other occasions.
Cubmaster Minute - Cubmaster shares a moment with the scouts on something demonstrating Scouting ideals.
Dessert Raffle - One den is responsible for providing desserts to raffle off. You can buy tickets (1 for $1, 7 for $5) during the show. The raffle calls at the end.