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 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).
How do I join join Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts are divided into Packs based on area or school. Pack 3607 Represents Franklin Elementray and Rosevelt Elementray Schools in Oshkosh Wisconsin. If son attends either school and wants to join our Pack, please contact our Cub Master or attend one of the advertised scout round-up secessions at the start of the new school year.
What does is cost to be part of Cub Scouting?
Yearly out of pocket costs for Cub Scouting varies slightly depending what activities you choose and how much you raise during our annual fund raisers. A portion of the annual fund raiser goes into the scout accounts to pay for various expenses. A breakdown of typical expenses can be found on our "Finance
" page on the left menu bar.
Why are Pack 3607's dues different than other units?
While all Scouts must pay a consistent registration fee to the national office, each Scouting unit can establish its own methods for paying this fee and for funding their units. There really is no end to the different ways a Pack can handle this, and each must tailor their program to the needs of its program, resources and families. Our initial sign-up dues (for Scouts joining between August and December) cover your family through the end of the next calendar year, and we provide neckerchiefs, slides and handbooks for all of our Scouts.
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 Den meetings (one usually a field trip) 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. The Cub Scout Camp Rokilio consists of theme buildings were the Scouts and parents sleep in bunk beds. If you ask any Scout who went to camp, they have a blast.
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 3607 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Halloween Camp Fire Pack Meeting
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Pinewood Derby
- Scouting for Food
- Cub Scout World Summer Camp
- Outdoor Day Trips
- Community Service Activities
- Pack Picnic
- Timberrattlers baseball game
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
You may purchase the needed uniforms and patches at Bay Lakes Council Scout Shop (2555 Northern Road, Appleton, WI 54914) or online. Click on the "Local Coucil / Shop" tab on the left for more information.
Alternatively, you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at ScoutStuff.Org. We do recommend that you purchase your uniform large enough to allow your son to grow. They will be wearing the same uniform through their first year in Webelos and the costs and difficulty in transferring patches become tedious.
How can I save money on the cost of uniforms?
Pack 3607 has a uniform exchange. As boys outgrow their uniforms, change ranks, graduate to Boy Scouts, or drop out, their uniforms may be donated to the Pack. The Pack will then offer these items to other Pack members. Common items that may be exchanged include caps, shirts, neckerchief slides, and belts.
What items do I need to buy for new scouts?
Pack 3607 requires that all scouts have the bare minimum uniform for scouting events. Click on the "Cub Scout Uniform" tab on the left menu will list the bare minimum requirements that each scout should have for scouting. The pack will provide the handbooks every year. Also, when advancing ranks at the end of the year, the Pack will provide the next years neckerchief and slides.
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens twice a month, and a Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families once a month. Beyond that, it depends on the Den and Pack: a Den may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the weekly meetings or in addition to the weekly meetings. Likewise, the Pack may conduct a special event such as a sporting event, campout, or service activity as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly Pack meeting.
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 contacting our Pack and asking questions. Please "Contact Our Pack" with questions.