History of Pack 389
Pack 389 has had a short but long standing tradition in making scouting a fun experience for our Cub Scouts. We pride ourselves on one thing “Lead or Be Led” which has been our motto from the beginning. What does “Lead or Be Led” mean; well it is above all else being the best person you can be. The best person can be a number of things but with our Pack we stress basics of listening to others, learning from others and above all else just have fun. These key elements will create a better scout who will grow into leader and not be led.
Pack 389 actually started off as Pack 983 with the 5 founding members of whom some are still with the Pack today. Pack 983 started back in 2009 with the following members who we are grateful to this day:
- Joe Bergen – Cub Master
- Rob Wilson – Assistant Cub Master
- Lauren Price – Committee Chair
- Jim Egelston – Webmaster
- Francisca Gralian – Advancement Chair
After 3 years of being Pack 983 the committee had decided to go into a new direction which would require changing the name of Pack 983 to Pack 389. So on August 17, 2012 after much consideration Pack 389 was born! With the excitement of the new direction the Pack was heading the committee setup the first Pack 389 Meeting on August 28, 2012 at Saddleback Elementary School in Maricopa.
With all organizations there will always be change so after a long standing leadership role as Cub Master, Joe Bergen, decided to explore other venues and stepped down. Without any hesitation, Jim Egelston, took on the role of Cub Master in 2013 until 2014 when Chris Cahall became the 3rd Cub Master in Pack 389’s history. We look forward to the future leaders to keep on this tradition that has been established with the Pack.
We are forever grateful of the original members who founded and continue to be an influence with Pack 389. If our founding members did not have the philosophy, “Why are we doing this? It’s for the boys.” Pack 389 would not be here today.
Pack 389 looks forward to the continued growth with the help of our parent volunteers and of course our scouts for years to come.