The Den

Packs are broken down into Dens by grade level. Den's meet once a month to work on rank advancement activities. 

Bobcat is the first rank a Cub Scout will earn. Rank Requirements here.

Lions are Kindergartners. Rank Requirements here.

Tigers are 1st graders. Rank Requirements here.

Wolves are 2nd graders. Rank Requirements here.

Bears are 3rd graders. Rank Requirements here.

WEBELOS are 4th and 5th graders. Rank Requirements here and here.


The project surveyed nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and nearly 400 non-Scouts under age 12 using both interviews and survey data.

Tufts University Study Infographic 


Adult Leadership

Shea Lutton is the Cubmaster for Pack 903. He has lived in Evanston since 2004 with his wife and two children, both of whom were in Pack 903. Shea was a Cub Scout and member of Scout Troop 477 in Dexter, Michigan, under the guidance (and legendary eyebrows) of Jack Brigham. He used the skills he learned in Scouting to enjoy the outdoors into adulthood, exploring places like Glacier National Park, Isle Royale, the Boundary Waters, and Algonquin Provincial Park. Now he enjoys taking our city children out to nature to have their own adventures and independence. 

Shea is a technology leader and Principal Product Manager for Amazon Web Services where he works to scale and operate the data centers that make up “the cloud”. He has a Bachelor's degree from Denison University and an MBA in management and entrepreneurship from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management., (734) 223-3777,

Carl Fuldner is the Assistant Cubmaster and Wolf Den Leader with Pack 903. He and his family have been part of the Evanston community since 2019. Carl's journey through Scouting began in Fox Point, Wisconsin, where he eventually became an Eagle Scout, completing an Eagle Project devoted to habitat restoration at a local public park. He looks forward to passing on those formative experiences with his two children, Alice and Lewis, as part of Pack 903. 

Carl is an art historian and curator with interests in photography and the environment. He is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago, where he also previously earned a Ph.D. His favorite outdoor activities are hiking, birding, and hunting for mushrooms., (414) 801-3457,

Erik Petersen is the Pack Committee Chair for Pack 903. Erik and his wife Brigette moved to Evanston in 2011 and have two children: Cloe (2012) and Graeme (2015) both of whom attend St. A's Catholic School. Erik grew up scouting and has actively enjoys year round outdoor activities with his family and friends.

Erik is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, an engineered products business focused on Aerospace, Defense, Medical, and Semiconductor end markets. He grew up in Minnesota, earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from each Milwaukee School of Engineering and Fachhochschule Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, and a MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management focusing on Finance and Leadership., (312) 989-5123,


Camping Chair Chris Foreman

Popcorn Kernel – Kelly Klingensmith, Deena Fischer (asst)

Recruiting + MembershipPaula Schmitt

Service Co-Chairs Betsy Ziegler , Ben Kornfeld

Webmaster + Photo Archive - Paula Schmitt

Woodworking Co-Chairs – Jordan Fischer, Craig Koller 


Lion – Matthew Seelig

Tiger - Katey Schmidt

Wolf - Carl Fuldner

Bear - Elsa Wenzel

Webelo - Eric Harper

Arrow of Light - Tim Schmitt