Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
+Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7)
+Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8-9)
+Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 9-10).
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 in other activities?
The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, 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 witness his advancement progress & awards given to him. Most awards are handed out at every other pack meeting.
- Attend and assist den meetings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts, derbies, etc.
Do Cub Scouts go camping?
Yes, but they ease into it. We offer both Summer and Fall Family camping trips for the entire Pack. The 4th and 5th grade Webelos boys go camping, with or without a parent; & with the Boy Scouts. This helps to introduce them to what they can expect when the bridge over to Boy Scouts.
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 340 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Summer and Fall Family camping
- Bike & Hike events
- Service projects
- Holiday Caroling
- Raingutter Regatta
- Pinewood Derby
- Blue & Gold Dinner
- Summer Day Camp
How much is it going to cost?
The annual Pack 340 dues of $80, covers such items as a Pack T-shirt, Scouting registration fee, the regatta and pinewood derby kits, and all patches and awards for the year. We encourage all scout families to sign up for a subscription to Boy's Life magazine, the cost is only $12 per year.
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
Please see our Uniform Info page.
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet with their Dens two times each month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month.
How can I learn more?
The best way to learn about what a Cub Scout really does is to talk with a Cub Scout who is engaged in the program. Alternatively, you can learn more about the Cub Scout program by selecting "Contact our Pack" (above) and sending questions to our Cubmaster.