What Does Cub Scouting Cost?
Boys and their parents are responsible for a $24 Boy Scouts of America annual registration fee, and also for purchasing a uniform. Cub Scouts are also encouraged but not required to subscribe to Boys’ Life magazine. A one-year subscription costs $12.
Packs earn income by working on approved fundraising projects. These projects can fund the pack’s activities for the entire year. Our council offers financial assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford Scouting. We do encourage Scouts and their families to help earn their way in the future by participating in local unit and council fundraisers such as our popcorn sale.
What’s 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, and den leaders. Volunteering helps strengthen the bond between parent and child Training is available.
How Cub Scouting Works
Your boy is a member of a den. A den consists of four to eight boys of the same grade 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 Cub 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.
Cub Scouting Opportunites
Outings and Camp
Dens go on field trips to interesting places in the community. Boys of all ages in Cub Scouting can go to day camp, where in one to five days, they experience a variety of outdoor fun and special activities geared toward their age groups, such as archery, field sports, fishing, swimming, leatherwork, crafts, and special attractions. Cub Scouts (8 or 9, or completed at least first grade) and Webelos Scouts (10, or completed third grade) can go to resident camp, at least a two-night experience within a developed theme of adventure and excitement. Council-organized family camp and pack overnighters are other ways to have fun camping with other Cub Scouts and their families.
Pinewood Derby®, Raingutter Regatta, and Space Derby
For the Pinewood Derby, boys design and build small wooden cars to race on an inclined track. Raingutter Regatta is a race for handmade boats, and for the Space Derby, the boys make rocket ships that race on suspended cords. Each of these is a great opportunity for boys to work with their parents or other adults in the pack to construct a racer and compete in the race.