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How do I join?
* Medical form and copy of insurance card required for camp outs.
How much does it cost to join?
The dues to join is $75/year for the 1st scout per family, and $50/year for each additional scout per family.
What happens next?
What else do I need?
What's expected of me?
Cub Scouting is a program that boys and families can do together. Scouting generally needs a time commitment of about 1 to 2 hours per week on activities including den meetings to work on scouting activities as well as any achievements that are designed to be completed at home with the family. Cub Scouts participate in all pack and den activities with a parent or other adult member of the family.
Scouting operates through volunteer leadership; usually parents just like you. Volunteer leaders are an example of Scouting's principle of service to others. When you volunteer to help, you not only serve Scouting but also help your son and his friends, and have the chance to be a positive influence on the youth in the community. Volunteering to help with pack or den activities helps strengthen the bond between parent and child.
What does it take to be a volunteer? A long, rich background of Scouting involvement is NOT required!. What is needed is a desire to work with and help young people, a willingness to make a little time in your weekly schedule, and the rest is easy! Lots of resources and training are available and many people are available to support your efforts.
Our pack is always looking for willing adult partners to help, whether it is helping with den leadership, a pack committee role, or even a small task in support of one of our pack events such as Pinewood Derby. If you are willing to help with any of the "open" positions in our pack (shown in the table on the About page) or in any other capacity, please let us know! You can contact the cubmaster or committee chair to learn more about the specific roles or other opportunities, and any training that is available.
Every bit helps! As the saying goes "Many hands make light work".
Registered adult leaders and volunteers can receive online position-specific training for a range of positions and topics. This training is available at https://my.scouting.org/. The first time you log in you will need to create an account. If you don't have your BSA ID number yet you can still create an account, however you will need to update your profile later with your BSA ID number to receive credit for any training you take.
The BSA has adopted specific youth protection policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies primarily protect youth members, however they also serve to protect adult leaders. Parents and youth using these safeguards outside the Scouting program further increase the safety of their youth. Scout leaders in positions of youth leadership and supervision outside the Scouting program will find these policies help protect youth in those situations as well. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all registered adult leaders, and can be taken online at https://my.scouting.org/. Additional information about BSA's youth protection policies can be found here: http://www.scouting.org/training/youthprotection.aspx