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Pack 672 FAQs

posted May 20, 2014, 7:51 PM by Amy Kamai   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 12:26 PM by Anjanette Wold ]

If you're new to Scouting, here are answers to some questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact our Cubmaster John for more information or to sign-up (cubmaster.pack672@gmail.com).  

Q:  When and where?
A:  Pack and Den meetings are scheduled on Thursdays, 6:45 - 8:00pm at Wildwood Presbyterian Church (Gages Lake & Route 45).  On occasion, Pack 672 and Den "field trips" are scheduled on weekends while sensitive to availability during weekdays.

Q:  Can I be a Leader?
A:  Of course!!  Pack and Den leadership opportunities are always available, and we encourage parents to get involved!

Q:  How much does it cost?
A:  The Cub Scout dues are $24 on an annual basis.  The uniform costs approximately $45 (shirt, handkerchief, slide, & hat).  Boy Scouts of America offers special programs for financial support.  Let us know if you want more information.

Q:  What if I can't make every meeting?
A:  No sweat!  We encourage our Scouts to participate in a wide variety of activities, and expect there may be conflicts with those extracurricular commitments.  The Cub Scout programs are highly flexible and the Pack/Den leaders can work with your schedules.

Q:  Can I join if my son is in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade?
A:  Absolutely!  We welcome scouts at any age between 1st and 5th grades.

Q:  Am I expected to stay for Den & Pack meetings?
A:  Yes, parents are encouraged to attend Den and Pack meetings.  We welcome parent and family involvement in our meetings and activities, and look forward to benefitting from your contributions!

Q:  As a parent, should I expect to be involved?
A:  Yes...see answer above!

Q:  How much time do I have to commit outside of the Pack and Den meetings?
A:  Not much -  regular attendance in Den/Pack meetings will ensure pacing for advancement within the Cub Scouts program.  However, time may be needed outside of meetings to cover missed material and participate in elective activities (such as Camping, "Field Trips," Pinewood Derby, etc.).

Q:  What skills and values will my son learn?
A:  Pack 672 provides Scouts with opportunities to learn skills within the Rank Advancement program.  Our Leaders are passionate about Scouting, and plan activities to be fun, educational, and enriching.  Scouts will be challenged to develop ideas, skills, and leadership that will benefit them beyond their Scouting years.   

Q:  What's the role of the Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Pack 672?  
A:  We are fortunate to be chartered by Wildwood Presbyterian Church.  Our meetings occur at the Church, and while some of our Scouts' families are members of the Congregation, ALL Scouts are welcome in our Pack.

Got a question we didn't answer?  Please email cubmaster.pack672@gmail.com!
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