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What is Cub Scouting?


Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys 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 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.  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, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family-and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts? 
Lions (entering Kindergarten), Tigers (entering first grade), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade).  

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 two Pack meetings per month.  Our pack generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

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 pack 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. 

What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 741 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
  • Fall Campout
  • Fire House Visit
  • Visit with Local Police
  • Blue & Gold Banquet 
  • Pinewood Derby 
  • Spring Campout 
  • and more!

How much is it going to cost?
The BSA Dues must be paid in order for the Scout to remain in the pack - $38/year plus $12 if the Scout would like a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine.  Note: BSA Dues are prorated based on the month that the Scout joins.

The annual Pack 741 dues of $50 ($30 for Lions) covers such items such as the pinewood derby kits, meeting supplies, camping food, and all patches and awards for the year.

Other costs include uniforms and handbooks. Youth members can participate in two fund-raising activities - the first being popcorn & peanuts.  The Scout can sell popcorn and peanuts and have the opportunity to "earn" their pack dues.

The second fund raiser is Camp Cards in the spring.

Where can I buy uniforms and handbooks?
The Scout Shop is located at 4015 Fitzhugh Ave., Richmond, VA.  The phone number is (804) 355-4306.  The Hours of Operation are:
9:00-5:30 (M-F)
9:00-12:00noon (Sat)

Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org

What is required for the uniform?
Pack 741 requires the Scout to have the Scout blue shirt (Webelos can get the tan shirt).  Neckerchiefs, pants, hats, etc. are optional.  The patches for the shirt must also be purchased:  Council patch, World Crest patch, and numbers '7', '4', '1'.

Scouts must also have his appropriate handbook for their rank.
Lion: Kindergarten
Tiger: First Grade
Wolf: Second Grade
Bear: Third Grade
Webelos: Fourth and Fifth Grade