Welcome to the Adventures of Cub Scouting and Pack 532!

My name is Greg Kugler and I am Pack 532’s Cubmaster (Covering Basswood Elementary and its surrounding area in Maple Grove).  I am excited to invite you to join our pack.  I believe you will find, as I have, that scouting provides fun and enriching experiences for both your son and your family. 

 We offer a year long program for boys in kindergarten through 5th grade.  Our pack meets regularly as a group once a month during the school year (September through May).  Throughout the summer we gather as a pack at least once a month for camping, parades and other family oriented activities.



Pack meetings are typically the third Tuesday night of the month at Oak View Elementary High.  Meetings typically last about an hour, during which we celebrate each scouts’ achievements from the previous month, discuss a core theme/value, play games, and learn about our community.

 The pack is organized into different dens which are grouped by school grade:

  • Lion – Kindergarten
  • Tiger – 1st Grade
  • Wolf – 2nd Grade
  • Bear – 3rd Grade
  • Webelos – 4th
  • Arrow of Light – 5th Grade

 Our dens gather 1-4 times a month to do projects, play games, and visit points of interest in the community and the Twin Cities (Such as: the State Capital, the Maple Grove Police Station, parks, etc.). During den meetings and at home with parents scouts earn awards, advancements, and patches.  Cub Scouting is participation based with the scouts earning awards by doing their best.



We have several special events throughout the year:

  • Fall      Festival (Fall)
  • Pinewood      Derby (winter)
  • Polar      Day Camp (winter)
  • Family      Camp (spring)
  • Raingutter      regatta (summer)
  • Summer      Camp (summer)
  • Fishing      Day (one in the winter and one in the summer)

 We also offer multiple opportunities for service to the community throughout the year.  These include fall and spring trail cleanup, Toys for Tots toy drive, and Scouting for Food (food drive).


Who Are We (and You if you join us)

Mission Statement:

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.


Vision Statement:

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.


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

A Scout is:














Mechanics of Pack 532

Scouting is a volunteer/parent led organization that leverages the skills and support of the parents of our scouts. The pack is guided by a pack committee, run by a committee chair, and composed of den leaders, cubmaster, treasurer, and other chairman positions (fundraising, camping, community service, advancements, and website chairs).  Our leaders are all connected to the pack through their sons and there is great passion and commitment that helps to make our program a strong program. As scouts continue to crossover to Boy Scouts, there is always an influx of new energy, talent, and ideas that keeps the program fresh.  We are always looking for more leaders and volunteers to continue to improve our program and service the needs of our scouts – we would love to have you!

Our vehicles of communication are monthly pack / parent meetings, weekly email blasts, website (which has complete schedule of events) and den meetings. If there are ever any questions, please feel free to contact any of the leaders or send a note to me directly (Greg Kugler – greg.kugler.bsa@gmail.com).  Our leadership group meets monthly to plan events and discuss pack operation to ensure we are delivering quality program to our scouts.

The consistency of the program is due to high quality structure and resources.  These are provided by the several overarching organizations such as: the Boy Scouts of America, the Northern Star Council, and the Northern Lights District (which our pack is a part of). Our chartering organization is the Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Funding for our pack and for the total scouting organization comes from three main sources:

First: Parents through yearly dues, camping fees, and the annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign.

Second: Annual pack popcorn and wreath fundraiser (in the fall).

Third: Private donations and other Scouting fundraisers (such as the Double Dog Dare event)


IMPORTANT: If a scout cannot afford the yearly dues or uniform or camping fees, but wants to participate, please contact me. Scouting is truly for everyone.  We have access to reused uniforms through the district and our pack has done a very good job of supporting scouts who need assistance.

Scout Safety – this is a promise and one that we are committed to. In cub scouting we require what is referred to as two-deep leadership. The core of this principle is that there must be two adults at all Cub Scout events (one of which must be a registered leader). In addition, there is never to be any one on one contact between adults and scouts that is not within sight of other adults/scouts. All leaders have gone through both a background check and basic leader training.

Here is a link to some more general information about scouting: http://www.boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/cub-scouts.asp


Thank you again for your interest in Pack 532.

Greg Kugler

Cubmaster, Pack 532



If you have ANY questions, please contact us using the Contact Us page or shoot me an email directly.