Congratulations on your decision to register your child in a Scouting program! By doing so, he or she will have a lot of fun - while being challenged to develop leadership skills in an environment that stresses the importance of moral and ethical behavior. Scouting is a year- round program and youth can join any time. However, the fall is when most new members are recruited. You can learn more about scouting through this website. http://www.joincubscouting.org/
What do Scouts do
Cub Scouts (boys first grade through fifth grade) meet in small groups called dens, for weekly meetings. Once a month, all the dens meet together as a pack. Often that monthly meeting will involve a fun activity. Cubs and their families take part in events such as the pinewood derby model car race, or the raingutter regatta model boat race. Or, there could be a picnic, trip to the ball game, etc. Many Cub packs schedule camping trips, including visits to Camp Miles or Camp Flying Eagle. Units are also encouraged to attend the Southwest Florida Council’s Cub Scout Summer Day Camp.
Scouting does charge fees for membership, events and trips. Pack fundraising will help with those costs, and will give a Scout the chance to earn the money he needs to participate in these programs. However, it is the position of Pack 311 and the SouthWest Florida Council that money should not keep a young person from enjoying the Scouting program. If you’d like more information about this, please contact Cubmaster Brett Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-404-4913
Dues: Required: $20 registration fee for new scouts, $75 for a fair share amount and it is up to each den to charge dues if they wish.
Uniforms: At Pack 311 we require each scout wear a uniform. Each existing member must wear either a Class A or a Class B Uniform. New members joining in September are not required to wear a uniform until the january Pack meeting.
Activities: Scouting mean camping. Through out the year the pack tries to camp at least once a month. Some of these may be Council sponsored events that have a registration fee. These costs will vary by event. The South West florida council has a "campership program" to help offset camping fees for those in financial need. Contact Cubmaster Brett Thomas at email@example.com or 941-404-4913 for more information.