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Q: What is Scouting all about?

A: Check out our Scouting 101 information.

Q: When and how can my son join Pack 942? 
 
A: Boys in kindergarten through fifth grades, or ages 5 to 10, may enter Cub Scouts. Like most Cub Scout Packs, we go year-round. You can become a scout at anytime. Bring you son to any Pack or den meeting listed on our calendar, and while your son joins in the fun Scouting activities, a parent or guardian will meet with a Pack Leader and complete a one page application. Pack 942 dues (see below for Cub Scout costs) will be collected along with the application.

 
If you have an interest in learning more about our Pack, contact the Cubmaster.
 

Pack 942 Calendar - Sanford NC

  

 
Q: What are the costs of Cub Scouts? 
A: First - don't let the cost scare you off. It's not that expensive and our Pack is able to assist if you need help. The person to see about assistance is the Cubmaster. This will be kept between you and them but you can tend to that later.
 
The major costs are the Pack 942 dues, the initial uniform purchase, participating in camping events, and participating in other fun Scouting events.
 
Pack 942 Dues
Pack 942 dues are $10 a month. Families with more that one Scout in the Pack get a 50% dues reduction for each Scout after the first. To facilitate dues collection the Pack collects dues in August/September ($60) and again in February/March ($60). If you sign up at any other time of the year, dues are prorated at $10 per month to the dues collection times. Pack dues are non-refundable and help to cover:
  • BSA National Youth Registration Fee and Insurance ($25 annually per Scout)
  • Boy’s Life Magazine ($12 annually per Scout)
  • Pinewood Derby Car kit ($5 per car)
  • Raingutter Regatta kit ($5 per boat)
  • Neckerchief and slide at Crossover Ceremony ($15 per Scout)
  • Den activities
  • All of the awards that your son can earn!!!
  • Pack improvement initiatives. If we're not going forward, we're going backwards!
Dues alone do not cover all of our Pack costs so we use a BSA popcorn fundraiser in the fall and a yard sale fundraiser in the spring to support Pack activities throughout the year.
 
The Uniform
Pack 942 Cub Scouts wear their Cub Scout uniform to Den meetings (unless instructed otherwise by a Den Leader for special events), Pack meetings, to and from camping trips, at faith services, and at other events as required. We wear the uniform because it is a means of identifying ourselves openly with the principles to which we are committed - character development, citizenship training, and physical and mental fitness.
 
All uniform items may be purchased at a Scout Shop. (Prices below are approximate)
 
Uniform Apparel ($60) - Cub Scout Shirt, Neckerchief, Neckerchief Slide, Belt w/ Buckle, Hat
Uniform Patches ($10) - World Crest Emblem, Occoneechee Cuncil Strip Patch, Unit Numerals (9,4,2)
Cub Scout Den Hand Book ($10)
 
Camping Events
There are usually 3 to 4 optional family camping opportunities each year. These events are open to Scouts and their families, siblings are welcome, and cost of a camping event is usually around $25-30 per person which includes event registration fees and food. All you have to do is travel to camp, set up your tent, lend a hand and watch your Scout have fun!
 
Other Scouting Events
  • There is an optional Lock In sleep over in January that is open to Scouts and siblings. The cost is around $5 per person.
  • Scouts participate in Scout Sunday in February, and they celebrate Scoutings birthday at the Blue and Gold banquet.
  • There is a Pinewood Derby in February which allows Scouts to design, build and race their creations.  Siblings and adults can join in the fun in our Illegals race.
  • There are several fun summertime events including a Bottle Rocket Derby that is open to Scouts, friends and siblings.
  •  We participate in Christmas parades and celebrate with a Pack Christmas party. 
 

 
Q: When and where are meetings? 
A: Meetings are held almost every Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Check our calendar above or on our Home page to confirm meeting and event dates and times.
 

Q: Who can I contact if I have other questions? 
A: You can contact the Cubmaster or an Assistant Cubmaster with Pack questions if you are new to Cub Scouts. Their contact information is found below. If you are already in a Den, then your Den Leader is a good first point of contact for questions.
 
Shannon Macon, Cubmaster 
Phone number – (919) 601-2817

 


 
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