Nature and Purpose of the Pack
This Pack operates under the guidelines of Boy Scouts of America as incorporated on February 8, 1910, and charted by Congress in June 1916, which is to provide for boys an effective educational program designed to build desirable qualities of character; to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship; and to develop personal fitness. In Cub Scouting, boys, families, leaders, and chartered organizations work together to achieve the following objectives
Develop character and encourage spiritual growth.
Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body.
Improve understanding within the family.
Strengthen the ability to get along with and respect others.
Foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills.
Show how to be helpful and do one’s best.
Prepare boys to become Boy Scouts.
The Chartering Organization, Bayside Presbyterian Church, has responsibility for providing Pack leadership, a meeting place, and ensuring the Pack operates within BSA guidelines.
The following policies are intended to serve as rules of execution for all Pack business and functions. Please read this manual carefully and in its entirety. This is a “living document” and may need modifications or improvements depending on the current environment of
Scouting and Cub Scout Pack 364.
Each Parent/Guardian, by registering his/her boy in the Pack, assumes the following duties and obligations:
Serving as an active member on one of the following of our many Pack Program Committees, such as:
Rain Gutter Regatta
Blue and Gold Dinner
Cub Scout Day Camp
Arrow of Light Ceremony
Membership & Recruitment
Membership Recruitment activities are held twice each year to encourage Cub Scout-age boys in the immediate local area to join our Pack. These activities are held in the spring and fall usually at Thoroughgood Elementary School. New boys are welcome to join the pack at any time in the year. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) registration and Boys’ Life will be paid in full and the Pack dues will be prorated.
Boys transferring into our Pack from another Pack must fill out a Cub Scout registration form with medical information, and pay the current Council transfer fee of $1.00. The Pack Registration fee will be prorated.
Transfer within the Pack of a Scout from one Den/Patrol to another Den/Patrol within the Pack will be permitted only with the recommendations of the Den/Patrol Leaders involved and approval of the Cubmaster.
If a scout is inactive, the Cubmaster will contact the family after a period of time determined by the leader and the Cubmaster to determine interest in remaining in the Pack. However, the Scout will remain a member of the Pack until his recharter expires (December 31) or until the parent informs the leader that the Scout is no longer interested.
$10 per month or $110 if paid by June 30.
Parts A and B (all parts available on Pack website on the bulletin board) are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. This health history, parental/guardian informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement, and talent release statement are to be completed by the participant and parents/guardians. Pursuant to BSA Policy, the shot area of the Medical Form must have dates. This is because we do not have access to school or Doctor records. The Class A&B Medical Form should always be in possession of the Den Leader who is in charge of the trip or outing.
Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Scouts participating in Cub Scout/Webelos resident camp or Sr Webelos joining the Troop for joint camping trips must have this completed. Service projects or work weekends may fit this description also. Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider—physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant annually.
The rule: If the leader does not have a permission slip and Class A & B Medical Form in their possession for a particular boy, that boy may not participate in the trip or outing. This is even true for outings where a parent is present. If something was to happen to both boy and parent and the parent was unable to sign-over care for the boy, we would still need the Class A & B Medical Form.
The Pack's goal is to have each boy and adult leader in complete uniform as described by Boy Scouts of America. The uniform for both the Cub Scout and adult leader is an important and meaningful part of the Cub Scout program. We recognize the cost involved to outfit each Cub Scout and leader. Adult leaders should provide the example of wearing their uniform to Scout functions and especially to Pack meetings. The pack will reimburse new leaders for the cost of the shirt and patches; however, tailoring and sewing costs are not covered.
A uniform inspection is conducted by the Cubmaster or representative to identify any uniform deficiencies at least once during the Pack year.
Cub and Weblos Scouts Uniforms
The official uniform (commonly referred to as Class "A" by our pack) is encouraged for all Pack Meetings and other Scout functions unless a different uniform is specified.
An activity uniform (commonly referred to a CLASS "B" by our pack) may be worn when designated as "activity shirt" by Pack or District.
The following discipline descriptions apply to all Pack associated meetings, including Den Meetings, Committee Meetings, and any Pack Outings. Please know that we, the Pack Committee, support parents in reinforcing proper behavior and encourage parents likewise to support the Pack and Den leadership in discouraging rowdy, disruptive, and other inappropriate behavior. Youth Protection Guidelines are to be followed at all times by all present.
When you see your son misbehaving before, during, or after the meeting, please let him know that you will not tolerate inappropriate behavior. Our meetings will run more efficiently with your support. We also need your help in controlling the younger siblings. Everyone should stay in the designated meeting place during the meeting. NO ONE is allowed to play in other areas at anytime. During the Pack Meetings, the Den Leader should keep his Den together and be responsible for controlling the Den. Inappropriate behavior consists of (but not limited to):
Inappropriate behavior may result in the Den Leader escorting the Scout to his parent(s) and the Scout will remain with the parent(s) during the remainder of the meeting.
Disruptive behavior at a Den/Patrol meeting, Pack meeting, or Pack Activity shall, on the first occasion be referred to the parent/guardian. Subsequent occasions shall be referred to the Pack Committee and Cubmaster. Repeated occurrences may lead to suspension and/or dismissal from the Pack by the Cubmaster.
The above is not intended to stifle the enthusiasm the Scouts and Adults should be presenting at the meeting, but is intended to allow the Pack Leadership a means of controlling inappropriate behavior. The intent of the meeting is to HAVE FUN, celebrate our achievements, and to show Scout Spirit. If one Scout disrupts a meeting, it makes it impossible for another scout to get his deserved recognition.
Cub Scout Meetings
Den (Patrol) Meetings
Pack Meetings (1 time a month)
Pack Committee Meetings (1 time a month)
Boy Scout Activities
The cost for ALL individual and group awards for the Scouts in our Pack is paid for out of the Pack’s general funds. No part of the registration fees, uniform costs, or other BSA costs covers these expenses. Due to this, the Pack must, on at least an annual basis, organize a fundraiser to attain the required funds. Traditionally the Pack sells candy bars in the fall. Fund raising may be changed depending on the needs of the Pack. Since this is to benefit the “BOYS”, the Pack Committee requests the support of ALL parents and boys.
As a part of a Scout’s development in citizenship, he should learn Goodwill. Each year the Pack Committee will choose a Pack Service Project(s) in which all members of the Pack are encouraged to participate. The importance that each Cub Scout learns to serve his community or fellow man cannot be overemphasized. Each member of the Pack may suggest Service Projects to the Pack Committee members at any time during the year. Dates of Service Projects will be given to each Pack member and announced at Pack Meetings.
Our Chartering Organization, Bayside Presbyterian Church, requests that twice a year, usually spring and fall, we help with church cleanup. This consists of raking pine straw, picking up pinecones and other general grounds clean up.
Travel, Outings, and Field Trips
Under NO circumstances will any Tiger, Cub, or Webelos Scout be allowed on any camping trip, field trip, or outing without a parent (or legal guardian) signed permission slip” (example attached) and “medical form” (Available on our web site). There will be no exception to this ruling.
A Scout can only be credited for work on awards from when he enrolled in Cub Scouts and only for the rank that he is currently enrolled in. The Pack Scout year is from the June 1 to May 31.
Participation in the Cub Scout Sports and Academics program is optional, but highly encouraged by the Pack.
Maximum of three belt loop/pins can be awarded in a month, with the exception that the Scout attended a Council event such as camp.
It is the responsibility of the Den/Tribe Leader(s) to record and submit orders for all awards that are earned by the boys in their Den/Tribe. Any forms that are needed to purchase awards be must be submitted to the Awards’ Chairman at or before the Pack Committee Meetings. This cut-off is required to allow enough time to go to the Scout Office and purchase the monthly awards.
It is highly encouraged by the Pack that each Scout earns his faith's religious award sponsored in conjunction with BSA National. The Scout may work directly with his family, Priest, minister, Rabbi, spiritual leader or with a Pack sponsored volunteer when available. The Pack will pay for the square knot once. The medal is optional but recommended; however, the cost of the medal is the responsibility of the family.
Promotion to the next level will be in accordance with the criteria of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Pack is committed to working together with area Boy Scout Troops to ensure a smooth transition from the Webelos Den to the Boy Scout Troop.
March Pack Meeting
It is the goal of this Pack, to have each Webelos Scout obtain his Arrow of Light Award by the crossover ceremony, traditionally in March. This is a special recognition in the Cub Scout program and is the only award that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform, excluding the religious award.
April Pack Meeting
Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Badge Awards are encouraged to be completed for the April Pack meeting. This goal ensures sufficient time for each family to work on Arrow Point electives.
May Pack Meeting
We strongly encourage Scouts to have the rank badge earned before May graduation. Pack graduation will occur each year at the May Pack Meeting.
Approved by vote on 10/17/2013.