WHY CUB SCOUTING?
- Cub Scouting's strength is that it is a well-rounded program positively affecting every area of a boy’s life.
- Cub Scouting encourages boys to achieve a deeper appreciation of others, including peers, parents and other adults. Early in their Scouting experience, boys learn the value of serving others.
- Cub Scouting provides boys with a sense that they are important as individuals. They learn that their scouting family cares about what happens to them.
- Cub Scouting promotes activities that lead us to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, a boy can look at himself in the mirror and be proud.
HOW DOES CUB SCOUTING WORK?
Your boy is a member of a den. A den consists of four to eight boys who meet according to their schedules. A den leader (usually a parent) is in charge of the activities which include games, crafts, songs, ceremonies and lots of fun Your boy is a member of a pack. A pack consists of several dens and meets at least once a month. The Cubmaster leads pack meetings, with Scouts and their families in attendance. The pack meeting is made up of fun activities as well as the presentation of awards that have been earned during the month.
WHAT WILL CUB SCOUTING TEACH MY SON?
- Confidence through recognition by adults
- Belonging by building relationships with other boys
- Quality family time to strengthen the bond between parent and child
- Social skills through interacting with other people
- Moral and ethical choices by instilling essential values
- Leadership skills through leading other boys
- Citizenship to become responsible community members
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A PARENT?
Cub Scouting is a program that parents and sons can do together. Parents who volunteer spend an average of two to four hours per week involved in Cub Scouting Activities. This includes meetings with the boys and planning time. As a parent volunteer, there are a variety of positions to fill, such as unit leaders, pack committee chairmen, committee members, den leaders, and chartered organizations representatives. Volunteering helps strengthen the bond between parent and child. (Training is provided)
WHAT ARE THE RANKS AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.
Bobcat. The Bobcat rank is for all boys who join Cub Scouting.
Tiger Cub. The Tiger Cub program is for first-grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners. There are five Tiger Cub achievement areas. The Tiger Cub, working with his adult partner, completes 15 requirements within these areas to earn the Tiger Cub badge. These requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade.
Wolf. The Wolf program is for boys who have completed first grade (or are age 8). To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass 12 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.
Bear. The Bear rank is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9). There are 24 Bear achievements in four categories. The Cub Scout must complete 12 of these to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.
Webelos. This program is for boys who have completed third grade (or are age 10). A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos Handbook, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Boy Scout requirements—all leading to the Arrow of Light Award, Cub Scouting's highest award.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Pack 52 Dues = $125 by Cash or Check; $128 if by Credit Card(Based on 30 Cub Roster )
Covers all activities September(Current Year) – May (Following Year). Summertime activities are not covered by annual dues.
Dues do not cover Den activities or sibling participation in derbies (pinewood, rockets, regatta).
· Rocket Launch
· Pinewood Derby
· Rain Gutter Regatta
· Fall Campout and Spring Crossover Campout site rental(does not include parking)
· Pack meals if prepared and eaten as a pack event at campouts
· Neckerchief, slide, and rank book given at Crossover Campout in April.
· Bear Knives
· Blue and Gold admission
· Re-charter in December.
· Overhead(storage shed rental, camping supplies, pack meeting supplies, etc)
Choose Your Payment Plan
1 Payment $125 ($128 by Credit Card) per cub at either pack meeting starting in Oct, Nov, Dec
OR 3 payments of $41.50 per cub. Payments are due at each pack meeting starting in Oct, Nov, Dec.
OR pay Net Scout Balance (=$125 less fundraising monies earned. See Payback Option below) at the December Pack Meeting.
Must advise payment choice to your Den Leaders by October Pack meeting
Raise funds towards your dues = get those funds back in March after Blue and Gold audit. YES, you can have a free year of scouting if you raise enough funds to cover your dues!!!
Fundraising can be met by any combination you desire as long as they are cash – show and sell, popcorn take order, cash donations, etc.
For example = if you paid $125 for dues and you raised $150 in net revenue, you get the $125 back in March. Any excess funds raised over your dues total stays in the pack account