Prospective Scouts

Pack 32 welcomes parents and their children who are interested in joining a cub scout group.  Cub Scouts are open to boys and girls Kinder through 5th grade. Cub Scouts is a family activity with parent volunteers running the pack and its dens.  Since 1951, Pack 32 has been offering children the opportunity to take part in scouting in the Santa Clara area.

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The Cub Scout Program

Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing a positive place where children can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and
developing a spirit of community service.

Frequently Asked Questions: Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Cub Scout program.

History of Cub Scouting: Here is a brief overview of the history of the Cub Scout program.

Purposes and Methods of Cub Scouting: All the activities leaders plan and children enjoy relate to one or more of the purposes of Cub Scouting, using the seven specific methods to achieve Scouting's aims.

The Benefits of Cub Scouting: As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. All Scouting activities benefit the growth and development of children.

Character Development: Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were...

Family Activities: As a program for the entire family, Cub Scouting can help families teach their children a wholesome system of values and beliefs while building and strengthening relationships among family members.

Your role as a parent: Cub Scouting helps parents and children grow closer, and your involvement as a parent of a Cub Scout is vital.

Pack 32 Meetings Schedule

During the school year, our meetings take place on Wednesdays, usually between 6:30-7:30 pm.  Den meetings during the school year will usually take place at the Washington Open.  Pack Meetings, which include children from all the dens and their families, take place on the fourth Monday of each month at The American Legion Post 419 Hall. Den and Pack meetings occur through the school year, but are often canceled for holidays and due to other pack/den activities taking place during the week. Typically, the children will attend about three meetings a month during the school year. 

Pack 32 usually plans events during the summer, but has no regular den meetings.


Pack 32 schedules a variety of activities throughout the year, typically at least one per month.  There is no requirement to attend any particular activity, but they are the core of what makes Cub Scouts fun.  Here are some of the activities we take part in: (you can also see photos from past activities)

  • Fall Family Camp
  • Marching in the Veteran's Day Parade
  • Baked Potato booth and the Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival
  • Popcorn sales events
  • Family Sport Night (ice skating, bowling, etc)
  • Scouting for Food, can food drive
  • Pinewood Derby (a scouting tradition where the children and their parents build and race wooden cars)
  • Blue and Gold Banquet (celebrating the birth of scouting in the US)
  • Scout-O-Rama (Council wide show case of Scouting activities)
  • Family Bike Ride
  • Community service projects
  • Spring Family Camp
  • Summer BBQ
  • Summer Camp
  • Summer Beach Trip
  • Day hikes


Pack 32 is a volunteer led group, most of the pack revenue comes from fund raising; like our annual potato booth at the Art and Wine Festival, Trails-End Popcorn sales, and our monthly pack meeting dessert raffle.

Annual Pack membership dues

            $150 for the first Scout in the family for all packs other than Lions. 
            $100 for each additional Scout.
            $50 for Lions.
This amount covers the council fees, Pack T-shirt, the cost of all awards, insurance for registered members on Pack outings, as well as the cost of most activities. 

No child is turned away: Every child is entitled to the same scouting experience regardless of a families ability to pay. A scholarship fund has been established for families facing a financial hardship. For more information, contact the Cubmaster or the Committee Chair


The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

  • Personal equality - The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality, bringing people of different backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition.
  • Identification - The uniform identifies youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, visible as a force for good in the community. When properly and smartly worn, the uniform can build good unit spirit.
  • Achievement - The uniform shows the wearer's activity, responsibility, and achievement. The accomplishments of every youth and adult member can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.
  • Personal commitment - The uniform is a constant reminder to all members of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Scouting movement. It is a way of making visible members' commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and helping others at all times.
Pack 32 requires uniforms only from the waist up at all regular pack meetings, den meetings, council events, and occasionally at outings.  The uniform consists of the official Cub Scout shirt, belt, neckerchief, slide, and hat.  Solid color jeans, pants, or shorts (no holes or cut offs) that compliment the uniform should be worn, or you may purchase the optional official Cub Scout uniform camp pants (long pants that convert to shorts).  Camouflage style pants are strongly discouraged by the Boy Scouts of America, we are not a military organization.  For most outings appropriate clothing and the Pack 32 T-shirt is all that is required. 

Uniforms can be purchased at the South Bay Scout Shop at the council office, their staff can assist you in determining what you need.  You can also purchase uniforms online from Pack 32 also maintains a uniform bank for scouts who for reasons beyond their control are unable to purchase a new uniform. 


Pack 32 draws from a number of schools in the area, including Washington Open and St Claire, but will gladly accept any child who is interested due to scheduling or other reasons.  Children may join year-round, although we generally recruit during the start and end of the school year.  To join download your youth application here or contact the Cubmaster or Committee Chair for more information.

Becoming a leader

Cub Scouts is not possible without the help of adult leaders.  The biggest reason people don't become leaders is they are unfamiliar with the program.  Well most of your current leaders were in the same position when they volunteered.  But they chose to help provide a quality program for their children.  Will you simply provide transportation for your child and allow others to provide the program?  Or will you be an active participant in some of the best times your child will ever have?

The new Cub Scout program promises to make training better, easier, and more accessible.   Every family should find a way to help the Pack.  There are uniformed leadership positions, behind-the-scenes chairs of different events and sub-committees as well as simply serving on the Pack Committee. 
Let the Cubmaster or Committee Chair know if you are interested in helping out.  They can pair your interests and expertise with the pack needs.

Other Packs

There are a number of other packs in the area available to join if our schedule doesn't work for you.  Go to to find other units in your area.

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