Boy Scouts of America (BSA):

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The Cub Scout program is part of the overall Scouting program offered by the BSA.


Silicon Valley Monterey Bay CouncilPack 163 is part of the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council currently serves 10,000 youth across the counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. The Council has both paid and volunteer representatives dedicated to helping units provide a quality program. The Council also maintains properties like Chesebrough Scout Reservation and Camp Hi-Sierra, as well as the physical Scout Shop.


Coyote Creek District The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council is divided into seven geographical areas, known at districts. Pack 163 is part of the Coyote Creek District. The District serves Milpitas, Berryesa, East San Jose, Alum Rock, Mount Pleasant, Edenvale, Evergreen and parts of downtown San Jose. Coyote Creek District has more than 74 Scouting units, and nearly 2,000 youth members. The District has both paid and volunteer representatives whose job it is to help Cub Scout Packs provide a quality program.

Chartered Organization:

Each Pack has a legal entity that supports the Pack and helped created it through agreement with the BSA. Pack 163’s Chartered Organization is the Rotary Club of Milpitas. The designated Chartered Organization Representative assists the Pack in our annual recharter process and approves new Pack leadership.


Pack 163 is run by a committee made up of a Chair, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Treasurer, Den Leaders, and other parent volunteers. The Pack organizes events such as hikes, camping, and Pinewood Derby.


Scouts in the Pack are organized into Dens by grade level. Each grade level will have at least one Den and they will range in size from 6-12+ Scouts. Each Den has a Den Leader (and possibly one or two assistant- or co-leaders) who are registered and trained for their position according to BSA guidelines and California state requirements. Den leaders usually stay with their Den through 5th grade when the children move to a BSA Troop.