Welcome to Cub Scouts Pack 9!

Based in Lutz/Odessa, Florida, Pack 9 is part of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Tampa Bay Area Council. We welcome all boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade!

Each year we have a full calendar of events, including camping trips, pinewood derby, parades, volunteering and more! Along with the fun and exciting adventures, kids in scouting learn many valuable skills and make many new friends along the way. For more information about Pack 9 and how to participate, please contact Jean-Maurice Yazbeck.

   Recurring Meetings:     

Den meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, at the American Legion, 17383 Gunn Hwy, Odessa.

Pack meetings are held on the 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:30pm, at McKitrick Elementary School, 5503 W. Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz. 

   Upcoming Events:     

TUESDAY, MAY 7th: Den Meeting will be held at the American Legion 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

TUESDAY, MAY 21st: Pack Meeting/Crossover Ceremony at McKitrick Elementary School cafeteria 6:45pm - 7:45pm.

MONDAY, MAY 27th: Flag Folding Ceremony at the American Legion 10:30am - 11:30am.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th: Canoeing at Camp Brorein (TBD)

THURSDAY, JULY 4th: Lutz Fourth of July Parade 9:00am - 12:00pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 13th: Scout Spectacular at Spectrum Field (Threshers Game & Fireworks Display)

AUGUST: iFLY Field Trip Experience (TBD)

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  6. Respectful Relationships
  7. Personal Achievement
  8. Friendly Service
  9. Fun and Adventure
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouts


Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.


Scout Law

Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.


Cub Scout Motto

Do Your Best


How do I sign my child up?

A child must assume a duty to be faithful to the rules of Scouting as represented in the Scout Oath, Scout Law and Cub Scout Motto.

The Cub Scout Application must be completed, signed, and returned along with registration fees.

The yearly membership fee of $60 is collected at the time the application is completed and is renewed each year in September. This includes a pack t-shirt (first time registration only), subscription to Boy’s Life magazine and awards.  Go to the Payments page if you would like to pay online.


TIGER CUB PARENTS — Tiger Cubs are required to have an adult partner register with them. The adult partner MUST COMPLETE Youth Protec­tion Training and have a copy of the certificate attached to their registration form when it is turned into the council.

The easiest way to complete this is to log onto myscouting.org, register (don’t worry about your id#) and take Youth Protec­tion Training, print out a certificate and email to a leader or attach to form.


What other costs are there?

Dues are set by the Pack Committee at the annual plan­ning meeting based on budgetary needs and are includ­ed in the $60. Some outings may require additional fees to participate. These outings are attended on a voluntary basis. Adults who become leaders also have registration fees to join the Boy Scouts of America and these are paid for by the Pack. The Pack works to defray additional costs by participating in approved money-earning projects.


Pack 9 sells popcorn starting in September. Besides the annual dues, this is our main source of income and each boy is expected to sell a minimum amount of popcorn.


There are other events and outings that we participate in that may have a fee. These include campouts, trips to places with an entry fee and others. These are completely voluntary to attend and we try and make the costs as low as possible.


When do we meet?

Den meetings are held about twice a month at a loca­tion set by the Den Leader. The Dens meet different days & times. For example, the Webelos may meet Monday at 6:00 pm and the Bears meet Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The day and time for your son’s meeting will be communicated to you by the appropriate leader. At den meetings boys play games and sports, learn new skills, visit interesting places, and work on requirements for advancement.


Pack meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the McKitrick Elementary School cafeteria (except where this conflicts with holidays or school closures).  Pack meetings are a family event and the whole family is invited. Pack meetings are a time when the entire pack gathers for ceremonies, awards, and presentations. Children may not be “dropped off” at pack events.

Pack Meetings and events can be found on the Calendar - Upcoming Events page


What den will my son be in?


Tiger - The Tiger Cub program is for first grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners.

Wolf - The Wolf program is for boys who have completed first grade (or age 8).

Bear - The Bear program is for boys who have completed second grade (or age 9).

Webelos I & II – This program is for boys who have completed third grade (or age 10-11).


Does my son need a uniform?


The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Pack 9 requires all their scouts to have the mini­mum uniform and to wear it in the prescribed manner. We wear the uniform because it is a means of identifying ourselves openly with the principles to which we are committed — character development, citizenship train­ing, physical and mental fitness. We require our Cub Scouts to wear the official Class A uniform to pack meetings, when selling popcorn and when completing non-dirty community services, such as walking in parades, flag raisings, Scouting for Food, and others. The shirt should be tucked in and looking sharp!


As a minimum, the following uniform items are required:

  • Cub Scout blue shirt (short or long sleeve). The tan shirt is an option for all Webelos & is recommended for 2nd year Webelos.
  • Insignia. The Scout Shop at the Gulf Ridge Council Service Center will help you with everything you need. Let them know your pack number is 9.
  • Neckerchief and slide. (Orange for Tigers, Gold for Wolf, Blue for Bears, Plaid for Webelos)
  • The Cub Scout cap (Orange for Tigers, Gold for Wolf, Blue for Bears, Plaid for Webelos)
  • Blue shorts
  • Closed toe shoes                   

Optional items: Belt and belt buckle, Cub Scout shorts/pants, Cub Scout socks.


In addition to the uniform, each boy will be required to have his own handbook. Remember to get the handbook appropriate for the program in which your boy will be participating (Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos).


Check out the Cub Scout Uniform page. The Tampa Scout Shop is located at the Gulf Ridge Council Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33612.


Who Runs the Pack?


The pack is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We are always looking for people who would like to help out, and have large and small jobs for every family. Ideally, each family would have a job, which is what we are working towards in Pack 9.


The Pack Leadership, which consists of the Committee Chairman, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Treasurer, Den Leaders and other Committee Members meet monthly to develop budgets, approve expenses, arrange for facilities and conduct overall planning. Interested family members are welcome to attend.

The Den Leaders are most directly involved with the Cub Scouts. Dens generally meet 1-2 times monthly. See the Contacts page for the most updated list of Pack 9 Contacts

Pack 9 and the Scouting experience is only as good as we make it.

Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Volunteer leaders are an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. Naturally, parents are the primary source of leaders in the Scouting program. You volunteer not only to serve Scouting, but also to help your son and his friends, and to have the chance to be a positive influence on the youth in your community. Please consider joining our pack leadership team as a den leader, assistant den leader, or committee member performing ‘one-shot’ program jobs, such as coordinating pack participation in sales events, Scouting for Food, pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, day camp, etc. - these jobs are of short duration. The pack pays for annual registration fees for any adult leaders, as well as any training that may be required for your position.

   Not the pack you were looking for?  We have links to other packs in northwest Hillsborough county.

Recent Announcements

  • POPCORN SALES HAVE BEGUN! Trails-end Popcorn Sale is the key fundraising program offered through the Council that provides fun to Scouts who experience the satisfaction of making and achieving their sales goal. Top sellers earn great prizes and other recognition, including a Popcorn Party at the end of the season for top sellers. In addition, the campaign provides funds for Scouting operations through the year, with over 70% of sales going toward local programs.Popcorn Sales forms were distributed at the September 4th Den meetings. Please review the information and contact your Den Leader or Shawn Ward with any questions.
    Posted Sep 8, 2018, 10:47 AM by Brian Forrester
  • Spook-O-Ree registration is now open One of the Council’s favorite camping events each Fall is our annual Spook-O-Ree Cub Scout Camporee! The weather is a bit cooler, making it a great time to spend the weekend with fellow Cub Scouts and family members! To register please follow the link on our Home page. More details for the event, including this year’s theme, will be available as the event dates approach.
    Posted Sep 8, 2018, 10:32 AM by Brian Forrester
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