FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions:

How old (or young) can a boy be to join Cub Scouting?

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 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 Venturing program.

How can I become an adult volunteer in Cub Scouting?

Express your interest to the pack leaders—the Cubmaster, chartered organization representative, or members of the unit committee. While there's no guarantee that a specific role or position will be available—and there may be a selection process among several candidates even if the position is currently vacant—there is usually some way in which you can contribute, and most units are glad for any offer of help.

Are Cub Scouts the same as Boy Scouts?

Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.

How often do Cub Scouts meet?

Cub Scouts meet in their dens once each week, 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, a pack may conduct a special event such as a blue and gold banquet as an additional event, rather than a substitute for its monthly pack meeting.

May parents attend den meetings?

Cub Scout den meetings are intended to be an activity for the individual boys. We encourage parental involvement and all meetings are open to your participation.

How much does it cost to join Cub Scouts and specifically Pack 3877?

Pack 3877 charges $100 for a full year starting in September, which includes a tee shirt, a subscription to Boys life, insurance, etc.  We have a discount policy for late comers where we discount $10 less a month for every month late that someone joins the pack.

What supplies and equipment are needed to participate in Cub Scouting?

At minimum, each boy in Cub Scouting will need a uniform and a handbook. Each year, they switch dens and the handbook changes, as does the cap and neckerchief, but other uniform parts remain the same for at least the first three years. When a boy enters a Webelos den, he may need to obtain a new uniform if the parents in the den opt for the khaki-and-olive uniform.

Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days. What equipment is needed, as well as whether it will be provided by the unit, will vary from pack to pack. Den and pack leaders should provide parents with information about any supplies that will be required at the beginning of each program year.

Where can I purchase Cub Scout handbook and uniform?

You can purchase the Cub Scout materials from the Camarillo Scouting store, which is located at 509 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010.

Camarillo Scouting Store Information:

Phone: (805) 482-8938
Fax: (805) 484-9172

Scout Store Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday-Friday)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)

You can purchase the items on the web too.

www.scoutstuff.org

What are the lists of items that I need to purchase?

 These prices are approximate.

Webelos Uniform – 4th & 5th Grade

1

Neckerchief

$9.99

2

Slide

$3.99

3

Belt Buckle

$4.99

4

Cap

$12.99

5

Shirt

$24.99

6

Shoulder Loops

$1.75

7

Webelos Colors

$3.55

8

Belt Buckle

$4.99

9

Handbook

$8.99

 

Total

$76.23



 These prices are approximate.

Bear Uniform – 3rd Grade

1

Neckerchief

$5.99

2

Slide

$3.99

3

Cap

$12.99

4

Belt Buckle

$3.99

5

Handbook

$8.99

 

Total

$35.95

 


 These prices are approximate.

Wolf Uniform – 2nd Grade

1

Neckerchief

$5.99

2

Slide

$3.99

3

Cap

$12.99

4

Handbook

$8.99

5

Belt Buckle

$3.99

 

Total

$35.95

 


 These prices are approximate.

Tiger Uniform – 1st Grade

1

Neckerchief

$5.99

2

Slide

$3.99

3

Cap

$12.99

4

Handbook

$8.99

5

Belt Buckle

$3.99

 

Total

$35.95

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