Cub Scouting is for everyone !
When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another. With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young boy's life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all. Starting in 2018 Girls will be allowed to join Pack 4 and have the exact same fun that boys have had for over 100 years.
What is Cub Scouting ?
Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls and their parents. The program 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, youth also learn honesty, bravery, and respect. Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders, and friends, youth learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent. Pack 4 is a very active pack, and we plan many fun actives for the scouts and there families.
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens up to three times each month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the Den and Pack: A Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a rocket launch, camp out, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.
How can I learn more?
The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact" and asking questions, or leave your phone number to receive a call from the Cubmaster.
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Lion Cubs (entering Kindergarten or age 5)
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 6)
Wolf and Bear Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 7 or 8 )
Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 9 and 10).
What does Cub Scouting offer my child?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide children through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, both boys and girls 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. Youth who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, dance 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 child on advancement projects and activities.
·Attend pack meetings with your child and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
·Attend and assist with den outings.
·Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your child.
·Complete Youth Protection training.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease in to it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. Pack 4 hold a yearly Family camp out where the entire family is invited to stay at a camp over a weekend.
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 4 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families.Typical annual events include:
·Scouting for Food Service Project
·Area Homeless Service Projects
·Local Food Bank Service Projects
·Veteran’s Day Observance program
·Halloween and Christmas Holiday Party
·Blue & Gold Banquet
·Pinewood Derby Car Race
·Memorial Day Observance
·Summer Day Camp
·Summer Resident Camp
·Steel Valley Memorial Parade
·Homestead Christmas Parade
·Community Service Activities
·Hiking and so much more!
How much is it going to cost?
The current 2017-2018 annual Pack 4 dues of $100 covers such items as the National Scouting registration fee, the neckerchief and handbook appropriate for your son's rank, along with all patches and awards for the year, snacks for pack nights and parties. Cub Scouts joining in the middle of a calendar year may receive a prorated rate based on remainder of year. Contact the Cubmaster for a prorated dues schedule.
Other costs that a Parent may include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. All Cub Scouts participate in fund-raising activity throughout the year and profits from those fund raisers go directly into an account set up for just your scout. This helps to cover any camps of actives your Scout may want to participate in.