What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Wolf Cub Scouts (entering second grade, or age 8), Bear Cub Scouts (entering third grade, or age 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10). You can join anytime.
What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, sports, crafts, songs, skits, field trips, and other activities help boys build these core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys 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. The typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. So adding three days a month to your sons current activities is easy to do.
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.
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 Bear and Webelos dens get to experience at least one overnight experience at Kirk Park (or similar) towards Grand Haven. Kirk Park has a small building available with bunks, fireplace, and kitchen. The Scouts all had a great time. This year we are sending over twenty five Scouts to day camp and overnight camp. We always have two deep leadership at all of these events.
What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
Pack 3049 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
· Hiking and Fishing
· Blue & Gold Banquet
· Pinewood Derby
· Scouting for Food
· Memorial Day Observance and Parade
· Summer Day Camp
· Summer Overnight Camp
· Community Service Activities
· and more!
How much is it going to cost?
Please refer to the 1st section of this page for the latest, up-to-date information!
Other costs include uniforms and some optional activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps.
Cub Scouts participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn fundraiser), which helps to cover pack supplies, equipment, and other activities.
Where can I buy uniforms, pack and den number patches?
Cobblestone Hobby Shop located on Lakewood Blvd. in Holland has uniforms, accessories, cub scout books and more. Check out the new interactive uniform website, www.bsauniforms.org.
If you can't make it to the store, and are comfortable specifying your son's shirt size (S/M/L), you can order everything online from the BSA retail store at scoutstuff.org
You can reference attached files below for Uniform Patch Placement
Required Supply List:
Handbook - Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos-SUPPLIED BY THE PACK
Blue Shirt (Webelos II scout has option of tan shirt)
Neckerchief - Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos-SUPPLIED BY THE PACK
Neckerchief slide - Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos (this can also be any homemade slide, see an internet search here for many ideas!)
Belt (used to hold belt loop Adventure Awards)
Optional Supply List:
Patches - World Crest, President Ford FSC Shoulder Patch, Den #, Red Pack#'s 3-0-4-9
How can I save money on the cost of uniforms?
You can buy a shirt that your Scout can grow into over the next 3-4 years or can often find them used on Craigslist or Ebay or you can talk to Cubmaster about utilizing our uniform scholarship fund.
How is Cub Scouting organized?
Each scout is part of a den, a small group of 6-10 scouts in the same grade, often from the same school though not always. All of the dens make up the PACK.
How often are the meetings?
Cub Scouts usually meet in their Dens 1-2 times each month. A Pack meeting is held for all Cub Scouts and their families 1 time each month. A Den or the PACK may hold a special activity, such as a service project or visit to a local museum in place of one of the meetings or in addition to the planned meetings.
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. Email Recruitment Chair Chad Mitchem for more information.
No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can advance to the rank of Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. A boy must complete the Bobcat requirements, which include:
- Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Law and tell what they mean;
- Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean; and
- Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and trustworthy.
To begin his path to the Tiger rank, the Tiger (age 7) must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure of his choosing. As he completes each adventure, he will receive the adventure loop for that adventure to wear on his Scout belt. Once the seven adventures are completed, he can receive the Tiger badge. The Tiger badge is given to the boy's adult partner at a pack meeting. Then, during an impressive ceremony, the adult presents the badge to the boy.
After the boy has earned his badge, he can work on the remaining elective adventures until he graduates. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure belt loop.
The Wolf rank is for boys who have finished first grade (or who are 8 years old). To earn the Wolf badge, aboy must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. His parent or guardian approves each achievement by signing his book and he will receive a belt loop for each adventure. When the boy has met all requirements, the Wolf badge is presented to his parent or guardian at a pack meeting. During a ceremony, the parent or guardian then presents the badge to the boy.
After he has earned the Wolf badge, a Wolf Scout can work on the remaining 12 Wolf adventures until he finishes second grade (or turns 9 years old). He can choose elective adventures that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure belt loop.
The Bear rank is for boys who have finished second grade (or are 9 years old). To earn the Bear badge, a boy must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. His parent or guardian approves each requirement by signing his book and he will receive a belt loop for each adventure. When the boy has met all requirements, the Bear badge will be presented to his parent or guardian at a pack meeting. During a ceremony, the parent will present the badge to the boy.
Once a boy has earned his Bear badge, he may work on the remaining 12 Bear elective adventures until he finishes third grade (or turns 10 years old). He can choose elective adventures that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure belt loop.
Webelos dens are for boys who have completed third grade (or reached age 10). Webelos Scouts can work on the five required adventures and choose two of the 18 elective adventures shared by Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. When a boy has completed the adventure requirements, the Webelos Den Leader approves the adventures. For each completed adventure, he receives a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on his hat. After completing seven adventures (five required and two elective), the boy will receive the Webelos badge.
After earning the Webelos badge, he may work on the remaining 18 Webelos and Arrow of Light electives until he finished fourth grade (or turns 11 years old). He can choose elective adventures that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure belt loop.
Arrow of Light
The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Scouts must complete four required adventures and three elective adventures to earn the Arrow of Light rank. For each adventure a boy completes, he receives a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on his hat. This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop.
Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light Award when they were young may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their adult uniform.