We like to have fun.Don't you, too?
I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted
to be one when I was a kid about ten
or eleven years old. But there wasn't
anyplace where I could ever
join the Boy Scouts.
-- Carl Barks (Cartoonist, Donald Duck)
Come Join Us!
Joining is simple.
We would love to have you and your child as part of our pack. It couldn't be simpler to join! Just come to any of our scheduled meeting nights and we will help get you started in scouting.
Some commonly asked questions.
- At what ages can my son join Cub Scouting
- Cub Scouts is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scout or Venturing program.
- Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts
- Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America-so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.
- How often does Pack 2073 meet
- Our pack meetings are currently held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during the school season. We do have several trips and special outings that we take each month though.
- Do I have to attend my childs den meetings
- If your child is in the Tiger Cub program, a parent must be present during each meeting as the Tigers are a shared leadership program. Those in Wolf onward however are not required to stay with your child. However, there are some activities during den meetings where the extra assistance of the parent is greatly appriciated. Often times den meetings run much smoother when a parent is involved in helping with the activity. We'll leave it up to your discression on if you feel it would be benificial for your child if you hang out, too.
- Can their sibling tag along
- We often think of ourselves as a family, and as such wouldn't be phased in the least if some brothers or sisters didn't show up from time to time. Often den leaders will have extra material on hand and if age appropriate, the siblings might also be able to take part. This is dependant on the den leader and activity though, so be sure to touch base with them first.
- What do I need for camping
- Scouts wouldn't be scouting without camping! But don't expect Cub Scouts to be hiking miles through the woods with packs on. Consider it car camping with some hiking and play tossed in. You will need a tent, sleeping bags, sleeping mats.. And that's about it. Camp stoves and other garb is helpful, but not required.
- Does the pack supply food during campouts
- More often than not, you will need to pack your own food. That's not to say that we won't go on a spree of eggs, bacon and pancakes some mornings. We like to share when we can. Oh, but Smores are always on us!
- How can I become an adult volunteer
- Cub Scouts by nature is a volunteer effort by the parents. If you're interested in helping out in any way, please talk to the Cubmaster! The program would not be where it is without the dedication and assistance of the volunteers.
Need to know more or have questions?
Do you have questions that are not answered here? Don't worry! Just drop us a line on either our Facebook page or send us an email at the address below and we will be happy to help you out.