- What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
- Tiger Scouts (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 son?
- Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
- How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
- The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is one or two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys 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 son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend pack meetings with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
- 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 1965 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Pool Party
- Popcorn Fund Raiser
- Fall and Spring Campouts
- Kings Park Parade
- Scouting for Food
- Raingutter Regatta
- Scout Sunday
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Pinewood Derby
- Caroling at Retirement Home
- Conservation Project
- Cub Scout Camporee (Camp Snyder)
- Fishing Derby
- Chili Cookoff
- NCAC Pow Wow
- Cub Scout Day Camp (Camp Snyder)
- and more!
- How much is it going to cost?
- The annual Pack 1965 dues of $95 covers such items as the National registration fee, Boys' Life Magazine, the neckerchief and handbook appropriate for your son's rank, the regatta and pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year (through next May).
Other costs include uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.
- Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
- There are two area scout shops where you can purchase all the necessary supplies for your scout.
- Northern Virginia Scout Shop
5234 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
National Capital Area Scout Shop
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3897
- Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org