Join Pack 306
Visit us, meet our Scouts and Leaders. For information on joining you can send an email to us.
What is Cub Scouts
Cub scouts is an extension of Scouts BSA and is focused on elementary age kids. Scouts BSA is what most people think about when they hear "Scouts" and that program is focused on Middle School and High School kids.
Cub Scouts is broken down into "Dens" by grade and given names:
|Lion||Kindergarden||Required||Become familiar with the ideas scouting|
|Wolf||Second||Drop off||Apply the principles of scoutings|
|Bear||Third||Drop off||Hands on intro to tools, cooking, fire, others|
|Webelos 1||Forth grade||Drop off||Transition to Scouts BSA|
|Webelos 2||Firth grade||Drop off||Transition to Scouts BSA|
We meet every Wednesday during the school year and once a month durring the summer. In our weekly Den meetings scouts learn citizenship, build character, and practice leadership. Once a month we also meet as a whole Pack. These are called Pack Meetings.
COVID NOTE: we are currently meeting in person through October 2021, however we meet monthly to update our policy and our plans will change as guidance is updated. See our Covid News page for details.
- STEM activities
- Winter Snow Tubing
- The Pine Wood Derby
- The Blue & Gold Banquet
- Conservation Projects
- Field Trips
Twice a year we do "family camping". These take place in the fall and the spring. Family camping means scouts and at least one gardian attend, however the entire family is invited. Scouts need to attend at least one camping event for their rank requirements but are encouraged to join both. Camping events are a great way to connect with nature, go on hikes and learn the basics of fire safety, cooking, and team work.
Becoming a Scout
- filling out an application form (new scouts only),
- filling out a health form,
- pay dues on our web store.]
After joining, all Scouts should own a cub scout handbook for their Den. This book show all the requirements needed to achieve the "rank" award for the age of the scout. There are required "adventures" and electives. Parents and Scouts are free to work on as many of the electives as they can. In fact, many kids are already doing qualifying activities (like learning to swim) towards awards.
They will also need a uniform. Cub scouts are color coordinated by Den (grade) both for the scouts benefit and the adults. We ask that at minimum parents provide for:
- The "Class-A" Blue Uniform shirt, tan for Webelos,
- Cub Scout belt,
- Den hat,
- and Den neckerchief.
Uniforms come in long sleeve and short sleeve options. Most parents get the short sleeve and put the kid in a long sleeve undershirt.
Pants and socks are optional. Awards are worn on both Shirt and Belt so these really are a must. The color coordinated neckerchief and hat help the scout feel a sense of belonging to their Den and it helps the adults guide the scout to where he/she belongs.
Each year we also provided a "class-b" tee-shirt for use at events and activities where scouts might get dirty (we try to have many of these).
Fall registration is simple. Just show up on sign up night (first Wednesday of September) and fill out the required forms, pay dues and that is it. if you have any questions, by all means send us an email.
Any Time Signup
You can sign up for scouts at any time. Unlike the fall event, all you have to do is fill in the forms below for your scout and come to a den event, where you can begin participating right away. We are a year long pack and will have at least one event per month over the summer.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you get started.
join * Sign up form * Application Form - new scouts only * Health Form - we do play with knifes and fire in the woods (safety first) * Parent Email Contact information * we never email cub scouts, only parents * we will enrole you into an group email list for your Den and for the Pack Announcements * Talent Release - Optional, allows us to post pictures to facebook and the web site
Late Registrations or Transfers
If your interested in joining us outside of a signup event, by all means contact us. We accept scouts year round, however after December it may be challenging to catch scouts up with award requirements without a bit of work at home on the scout's and parents' side.