What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Lions, (entering kindergarten or age 6), Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).
What does Cub Scouting offer my youth?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide youth through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, scouts also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to complement many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Scouts who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
What are the responsibilities of a parent?
• Provide help and support for the den and pack.
• Work with your scout on advancement projects and activities.
• Attend pack meetings with your scout and present advancement awards to them at the pack meetings.
• Attend and assist with den outings.
• Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your scout.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/activities/outdoor/camping.y.html
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 386 is very active, providing a rich environment for scouts and their families. Typical annual events include:
• Rocket Launch
• Scouting for Food
• Blue & Gold Banquet
• Pinewood Derby
• Creek Week
• Summer Day Camp
• Summer Resident Camp
• Overnight stay on a submarine or aircraft carrier
• Community Service Activities
• and much, much more!
How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 386 dues covers such items as the National registration fee, Boys' Life Magazine, Pinewood Derby kits, and all Patches and Awards for the year. Additional costs woudl be the uniform and some activity fees, for example Summertime Day Camp and Cub Camps. Youth members participate in a fall fund-raising activity (popcorn), which generates individual scout credit accounts with funds earned by each scout from the popcorn sales.