FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1.     At what age can boys join Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouting is for boys that are rising first through fifth graders, or ~6 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 Scouting or theVenturing program.


2.     When do you accept new members?

We accept new Scouts anytime during the year.

 

3.     How much does it cost to join?

 
It costs about $100 a year to participate in Scouting.  Here's the breakdown.
 
Annual Expenses:
 
One Time Expenses:
 
Total -             
 
* If there is financial need, scholarships and or gently used uniforms may be available.  Please contact the cubmaster for more information.

Assuming that the Pack meets its fundraising goals for the year it will buy the Neckerchief, and Handbook for the next rank. The Pack also pays for all awards and patches for the scouts.


4.     How do I sign my son up for Cub Scouts?

You can come to a membership drive (usually at the start of the school year), pick up a youth-application form and give it to a scout leader.  


5.     What do I need to buy?

o        Uniform shirt (blue for Tigers, Wolfs, and Bears).  Tan or blue for Webelos (discuss with leader first).

o        Neckerchief  and Neckerchief Slide

o        Belt  (recommended but optional)

o        Blue pants for Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos. (Pack 364 does not require the official B.S.A. uniform pants.)
         

6.     Where do I buy the Uniform and other stuff?

o        Scout Shop

o        Online from the B.S.A. store

7.     What patches do I need?

o        Pack number "364"

o        World Crest

o        Council patch

o        Den # 

8.     Where do the patches go on the uniform?

See the official B.S.A. Uniform Inspection Sheet.


9.     How often do you meet?

The dens usually meet two times per month plus one pack meeting per month.
The Tiger dens also have one "Go See It" per month.


10. Where do you meet?

The Dens and Pack usually meet at the church, but may meet at other local locations also.


11. When do you meet?

o        Den meetings are scheduled by the Den Leaders and vary. 

o        Pack meeting are on Tuesday evening.

o        Tiger Dens "Go See It's" may meet at other times as necessary (e.g. Saturday mornings).


12. Can parents attend the Den and Pack meetings?

o        Parents and family are encouraged to attend the Pack meeting.  Pack meetings are where the scouts will be presented the awards that they have earned, perform ceremonies, and take part in skits.

o        Parent or the Adult Partner is required to attend the Den meetings with the Tiger Cubs (1st grade).  Den Leaders establish the policy for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos.

o        Cub Scout den meetings are intended to be an activity for the individual boys. They are not designed to be a family activity.  However, parents are welcome to attend to observe their scout.  If you would like to participate in a den meeting, ask the den leader in advance so that the leader can plan a way for you to participate.


13. What is a Den and what is a Pack?

o        Scouts who join the pack are assigned to dens based on age: Tiger Cubs (first grade), Wolf Cub Scouts (second grade), Bear Cub Scouts (third grade) and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth grades).  Dens usually meet two to three times per month.

o        The Pack is made up of all the Dens and meets as a whole once a month.


14. What is a "Class A" and "Class B" uniform?

o        Class A uniform is the official B.S.A. uniform (shirt, neckerchief, slide, and belt).

o        Class B T-shirts are sold by the pack.  

15. How large is Pack 364?

We currently have range from 40-60 scouts in our pack.  We currently have 39 boys; however, 19 are advancing to Boy Scouts in May 2014.  We are RECRUITING to keep our numbers up!


16. How large are the Dens?

The Dens in Pack 364 usually have 4 to 7 boys in them.  Once we reach 8, we require the Den to split into two Dens. 


17. Who sponsors Pack 91?

Bayside Presbyterian Church is our charter organization.


18. What is the Pack Committee?

The Pack Committee meets at once per month and oversees the Pack's operation and planning of events.  It is made up of the Committee Chair, Pack Trainer, Treasurer, Secretary, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leaders, and parent volunteers.

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