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Information for Prospective Cub Scouts

Thank you for your interest in Cub Scouts and for checking out Pack 43. We hope that this information answers your initial questions. If you have remaining questions, please ask one of us (contact info at the bottom of this page).



Boys in kindergarten through 5th grade. We recruit from Sutter Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary, St. Justin’s School, Monticello Academy, Stratford School and their surrounding neighborhoods in Santa Clara.  Boys may join at any grade level, and don’t need to “start at the beginning” since each grade starts a fresh new level/rank. Joining mid-year is not a problem either.

We encourage siblings (boys and girls) to join in on the fun. Bring the whole family and friends to pack meetings when your son has earned an award.

Volunteering requirements

Like all Scout units, Cub Scout Pack 43 is run by parent volunteers. We need individuals to help with activities, be on committees, and to be uniformed leaders.  The family of each Scout is required to volunteer to for two jobs.  Additionally, the Den Leader will ask that the parents volunteer to help with den activities. This is what makes Pack 43 such a great group - all parents volunteer, and all parents make an effort. Please complete the Parent Talent Survey so we can best match your interest with roles which need to be filled.
Child abuse is a serious problem in our society, and unfortunately, it can occur anywhere, even in Scouting. Youth safety is
of paramount importance to Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on providing the most
secure environment possible for its youth members. Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers,
leaders and Committee Members. We welcome all families to complete the training at and upon
completion, you may print a certificate of completion to submit to your den leader.



Cub Scouts helps to teach values through fun activities which are rewarded through rank advancement. Activities include games, crafts, sports, field trips, hiking, camping, Pinewood Derby, Scout-O-Rama, archery, BB guns, and community service.

Boys are grouped by their grade level into dens of 5 to 10 boys. There is at least one den per grade level, sometimes two if there are enough boys to warrant a split. Boys usually stay with the same den as they change school grades and advance to the next rank level together.

The pack is a collection of all the dens, usually totaling 60 to 70 boys. This interaction allows the boys to see the fun that others are having and the awards they receive along the way.


How much?*

Annual Pack membership dues: 
            $100 for all scouts (Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos)  

This covers the packs ability to provide the den handbook, neckerchief and slide, uniform patches, achievement pins and belt loops, pinewood derby car, adult volunteer leaders, supplemental accident insurance and more!

$12 dollar subscription rate for Boys’ Life Magazine which is a valuable Scouting publication specifically designed for boys and their families.

Pack 43 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, neckerchief, and neckerchief slide.  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.

~$22 for the uniform shirt. Buy these at the Scout Shop at 970 West Julian Street, San Jose or MerryMart at 33 Washington Street, Santa Clara.  Shirt - blue for grades 1 through 3, Khaki for grades 4 & 5. 

Optional, but encouraged is a web belt - specific for the rank/grade level
If a Webelos (4th or 5th grade), "Webelos colors" which are tri-color cloth ribbon hanging from a metal pin
Cub Scout caps are also optional.

* Note that we do not want family financial challenges to prevent any boy from joining our pack. If you need help paying for the pack dues or other expenses please talk to the Cubmaster or Committee Chair (contact info at the bottom of this page).


When and Where?


Den Meetings

Den Meetings – weekly/2-3 per month. 
  • Lion Den. Boys meet once per month for 45 minutes as a Den and also attend the monthly Pack meeting. Parent participation is required at this level and a parent must remain with the scout at each meeting.
  • Tiger Den (1st grade) meets Tuesday at Maywood Park, usually for 1 hour. Parent participation is required at this level and a parent must remain with the scout at each meeting.
  • Wolf Den (2nd grade) meets Thursday at Maywood Park usually for 1 hour.
  • Bear Den (3rd grade) meets the 1st/3rd Wednesday at Maywood Park  usually for 1 hour.
  • Webelos I Den (4th grade) meets Monday at Maywood Park usually for 1 hour.
  • Webelos II Den (5th grade) meet Thursday at Sutter and Bowers Elementary.

Den Outings

Dens also go on field trips or "Go-See-Its". Field trip destinations are chosen to enhance the program requirements as scouts work toward their next rank.  Many organizations are happy to host Cub Scout dens and will often tailor their presentations toward the specific program requirements.

Dens typically go on 1 outing per month.

Pack Meetings

The pack is the collection of all the smaller dens. The pack meets once a month during the school year. 

Pack Activities

Pack 43 schedules a variety of activities throughout the year, typically about 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:

  • Fall Family Camp
  • Annual Creek Clean-up
  • Marching in the Veteran's Day Parade
  • Popcorn sales events
  • Scouting for Food--canned food drive
  • Pinewood Derby (a scouting tradition where the boys 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)
  • Spring Family Camp
  • Summer BBQ
  • Summer Camp


Committee Meetings

 Committee Meetings are held monthly before the Pack Meeting. This committee performs the administrative functions of
the pack.

Contact: Michelle Ray  :